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Publisher's Summary

Agatha Award-winning author Anne George deftly blends comedy and suspense in her engaging series.

Retired school teacher Patricia Anne has a knack for landing right in the middle of murder investigations, but this time she is fighting to clear the accused. Patricia Anne has been good friends with her neighbor Mitzi for 40 years. She’s surprised when she sees Mitzi’s husband Arthur having lunch at the Hunan Hut with an attractive woman. She’s positively shocked when that same woman drops dead moments later. Then Arthur is accused of murder, their home catches fire, and he gets shot in the butt. Patricia Anne knows she has to do something to help the poor man. That means enlisting the aid of her flamboyant sister Mary Alice for a little detective work.

Anne George’s gentle humor combined with a cast of colorful characters make Murder Shoots the Bull a delight. Ruth Anne Phimister’s sparkling narration is full of Southern charm.

©1999 Anne George (P)2001 Recorded Books

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  • Cheryl
  • Long Beach, CA, United States
  • 04-20-15

So sad, I've finished them all :(

Can't say enough wonderful things about the late Anne George. I so wish there were more Patricia Anne and Mary Alice adventures to enjoy. They make me think of my Grandmas, one from West Virginia and one from Texas.

I accidentally read this one, which is #6, after Murder Carries a Torch, but it didn't really make any difference.

If you haven't discovered these delightful books yet, you are in for a real treat!

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Not as strong as the others, but still good

It continues to amaze me the humor Anne George can throw into murder and mayhem. She keeps me laughing out loud. Her accurate picture of Birmingham, Alabama of the era is wonderful. She captures the essence of this time and women to a "t".

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  • Julia
  • pacific palisades, CA, United States
  • 04-21-15

The Ladies do it again.

Would you listen to Murder Shoots the Bull again? Why?

Yes. There are so many twists and turns you need to pay attention. I often get distracted while driving and need to rewind.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The ladies are always interesting. Very entertaining. We don't do these in sequence which would be nice but not essential. The characters are richly developed and easy to follow along.

What does Ruth Ann Phimister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice and tone are excellent. She is very funny. I love the interactions between the sisters. She does them both very well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The series always entertains. I would not call it great literature but we love to listen to these ladies solve crimes while driving.

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Anne George's Sisters Never Fail To Entertain.

These are the best books in my collection. Always laugh out loud Southern humor.
This narrator is simply fantastic.

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Great book

This book is so funny and it has a great mystery. You won't be disappointed.

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Hillariously entertaining cozy. Great Narrator.

This is a wonderfully entertaining murder mystery that keeps you laughing and engaged the whole time. I love Anne George's Southern Sisters series , and Phimster's narration is perfect!

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My Favorite so FAR

What did you love best about Murder Shoots the Bull?

I love Patricia Anne and Mary Alice. This book had a wonderful , funny story while there no deluge of new "guest stars" as in some of the other in the series.

What other book might you compare Murder Shoots the Bull to and why?

Anne George is one of a kind!

What about Ruth Ann Phimister’s performance did you like?

She is Patricia Anne. now when I read the character its with her voice

If you could rename Murder Shoots the Bull, what would you call it?

Murder Next Door?

Any additional comments?

as usual when I finish an Anne George book, I am sad that she has passed away. So much unfilled promise