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"What happens with the Divas, stays with the Divas."

Welcome to a genteel world of pimento-cheese finger sandwiches, tall libations in frosted glasses, stiletto heels, aging southern-belle sisterhood, and murder....

In Dixie Divas, Trinket Truevine, her pal Bitty and their raucous diva friends in the historic small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, solved the murder of Bitty's ex-senator husband, Phillip. Now, in Drop Dead Divas, the Divas are sleuthing again. Town bad girl Naomi Spencer has been accused of murdering her fiancé, drag-race champion Race Champion. Soon, Naomi turns up dead, too. Talk about a fly in the martini...

Join the bawdy fun as Trinket, Bitty and the gang unravel another small-town mystery.

Virginia Brown is the acclaimed author of more than 50 romance and mystery novels.

©2010 Virginia Brown (P)2012 Bell Bridge Books

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Cute, loveable southern divas made me giggle

Maybe it's because I live in Tennessee or maybe it's because I know ladies just like these ladies -- but I found these "Diva" books to be delightful, silly, and fun. They are murder mysteries but certainly different than any I've read/heard before. For those of you who are looking for intellectual, SERIOUS, thought-provoking books, maybe these aren't for you. But for those of you over-40 women who may have experienced a hot sunny summer afternoon of teenaged silliness with your girlfriends, having a Sonic frozen drink with a little boost while laying in the pool (problems put on hold for an afternoon) ... then you are going to love these books. For those of you who have NOT experienced that, for heaven's sake, do so soon! And listen to these books!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Another hit!

The Southern belles are at it again and it's just plain fun. The story is involved enough to keep you interested and guessing but the real treat is the characters and the narrator's accents. Listening to the trouble Trinket and Bitty get into is a little like watching Lucy and Ethel. This is another highly enjoyable listen. The quality of this story and narration means I will be enjoying this tale time and time again.

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  • Michele
  • RIXEYVILLE, VA, United States
  • 10-08-12

This is a fun take on murder mysteries.

What made the experience of listening to Drop Dead Divas the most enjoyable?

The narrator does so many different character voices it make you believe there are different people doing each character. <br/>

What other book might you compare Drop Dead Divas to and why?

Not sure

What about Karen Commins’s performance did you like?

I like her reading each character in with a believable different voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really, I enjoyed it but I would need a break from time to time.

Any additional comments?

I just think theses books are a fun take on a murder mystery. I read so many thriller books that this one takes the serious tones out and makes it a little fun without any disrespect for the murder victim.<br/>

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Wasn't what I expected....

Bought this book to listen to because of the reviews. I, however, didn't "get it" as a book that kept my attention. I did listen to the entire book but it was a chore, not something I looked forward to as I usually do. Performance was good with all the southern accents but the story to me was stupid. If this is a series, I'm not a fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Lot's of Fun

Would you listen to Drop Dead Divas again? Why?

I would listen again. These are a little far out, but having spent alot of my life in the South, they're just fun to listen to.

What about Karen Commins’s performance did you like?

She's good with the different voices.

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  • Alison
  • GRANADA HILLS, CA, United States
  • 07-23-12

I Couldn't Finish

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who enjoyed the first book.

What could Virginia Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Realistic characters, less focus on the dog.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Great voice animation and southern accent.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom.

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Very fun & entertaining!

I love these ladies, fun, adventurous, and hysterical! I’ve caught myself laughing out loud while driving down the street!

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  • Cheryl
  • Long Beach, CA, United States
  • 10-24-16

Hilarious!

What a fun and entertaining book! I love the characters, the setting and mostly the relationship between Trinket and Bitty. Sure wish I was in the Divas' circle!

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  • linda
  • land o lakes, FL, United States
  • 10-06-16

what will Bitty do next

loved this story and all the characters Just the right mix of humor and mystery I have to say the narration is superb

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don't bother

Bought this book for my wife, an hour in she asked if I liked it. We agreed that it was awful and did not finish the book.

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  • 02-14-15

I want a Mint Julep and a Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Drop Dead Divas

Here they go again! .....
Bittys' late husbands girlfriend now has a brand new fiancé. Bitty insists on referring to him as her late husband despite being oft reminded by Trinket that, as they were divorced when he was murdered, he is her ex husband. Anyway, back to the story, Naomi, the girlfriend, being truly stupid, (bless her heart) sees no reason why she and Bitty can't now be friends, after all, the Senator, Bittys' late ex husband, is dead, so what's to gripe about? While Trinket, Bitty and Chitlin' are enjoying tasty treats at the cafe, Naomi decides it would be a good time to kiss and make up, so she shows off her engagement ring. Bittys response : "oh there it is dear, it looks almost real"
Is typical of the wonderfully facetious Divas, and there is so much more to come.
There does, though, have to be a murder, and the first to go is Race Champion, Naomi's fiancé, the next victim is found on one of Bittys remote properties. Once again the Divas must band together and solve the murder, before Bitty gets herself arrested.
At one point, when Bittys circumstances are somewhat reduced, Trinket decides to teach her how to shop - in Walmart!
This series is chock full of fun, there's also a little bit of romance, all pure entertainment and should be first line treatment for anyone down in the dumps.
I first met the Divas in a Book one freebie from narrator Karen Commins, all I can say to all you authors and narrators out there is this: Freebies work! If joyed it so much that bought this second audiobook in the series from Audible with my one and only precious monthly credit! It didn't let me down!

Narrator

Karen Commins is a star in this series, to me, her Southern accent is just perfect. She has a wonderful sense of comic timing which really does justice to the writing. Divas without Karen would be unthinkable.