Southern Sisters Mysteries

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535 ratings

Murder on a Girl's Night Out Publisher's Summary

Novelist Anne George injects murder, mayhem, and laughs into her popular mysteries. Nominated for an Agatha Award, this hilarious tale of two “60 something” sisters reveals the deadly consequences of a hasty real estate purchase.

Retired Alabama school teacher Patricia Anne thinks her older sister, flamboyant Mary Alice, has lost her cotton-pickin’ mind. On a whim, Mary Alice bought the Skoot ’n’ Boot, the local country western night spot where she and her boyfriend hang out. Mary Alice insists it will be easy to run the club - until the previous owner is found executed, gangland style, in the club’s wishing well. Suddenly the sheriff is demanding answers, and a killer with unfinished business is sending messages even optimistic Mary Alice can’t ignore.

With her dramatic sense of timing, narrator Ruth Ann Phimister brings out both the wise-cracking fun and the nail-biting suspense.

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  • Book 1

    • Murder on a Girl's Night Out

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    Novelist Anne George injects murder, mayhem, and laughs into her popular mysteries. Nominated for an Agatha Award, this hilarious tale of two “60 something” sisters reveals the deadly consequences of a hasty real estate purchase. Retired Alabama school teacher Patricia Anne thinks her older sister, flamboyant Mary Alice, has lost her cotton-pickin’ mind. On a whim, Mary Alice bought the Skoot ’n’ Boot, the local country western night spot where she and her boyfriend hang out. Mary Alice insists it will be easy to run the club - until the previous owner is found executed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I adore this whole series.

    • By Frances G on 02-10-14

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • Murder on a Bad Hair Day

    • A Southern Sisters Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are “60-something” twin sisters who, after years of sibling rivalry, have discovered a mutual interest in folk art. However, Patricia Anne never dreamed that attending a gallery opening would land them in the middle of a murder investigation. Patricia Anne, a retired school teacher, is pleasantly surprised to see that Claire, a former student, is in charge of the show.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I so wish Anne George was still alive and writing

    • By JOANN MENZER on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 3

    • Murder Runs in the Family

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Anne George’s novels offer a delightful mix of gentle comedy and compelling mystery. Murder Runs in the Family finds two feisty 60-something sisters doing a little amateur sleuthing into the death of a visiting genealogist. Mary Alice has spared no expense for her daughter’s wedding. Two days after the glittering affair, Mary Alice and Patricia Anne are spending a fascinating lunch listening to the groom’s cousin explain the ’dog-eat-dog" world of professional genealogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great. As usual

    • By Judith on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 4

    • Murder Makes Waves

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Sixty-something sisters Mary Alice and Patricia Anne head to Florida to relax at a beachfront condo. But when a body washes up on the waves, the sisters find themselves awash in a sea of dirty real estate dealings and evidence of murders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the entire series!! Paperback & Audio!!!!

    • By Sweet Pea on 10-19-12

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 5

    • Murder Gets a Life

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    In Murder Gets a Life, middle-aged sisters Mary Alice and Patricia Ann are sleuthing their way through a mystery that is hotter than Alabama in August. Mary Alice’s son has married Sunshine, a petite blond who is cute as a button. Her family, however, lives in a junk-filled trailer compound dotted with rusty engines and pit bulls. When Mary Alice and Patricia Ann pay a call on the family, the sisters hardly have time to meet Sunshine’s spirit-channeling grandmother before they stumble over a large corpse on her floor. The local sheriff just can’t seem to get moving in the summer heat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old southern Belles meet trailer trash rich

    • By Sonya on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 6

    • Murder Shoots the Bull

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So sad, I've finished them all :(

    • By Cheryl on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 7

    • Murder Carries a Torch

    • By: Anne George
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    The Southern sisters have just returned from a trip to Europe, but they barely have time to get over jet lag before they are involved in another mystery. An anguished cousin has lost his wife to a snake-handling preacher, and when the sisters travel to a remote mountain settlement to find her, they discover a corpse instead. An award-winning novelist and poet, Anne George has entertained millions of fans with her Agatha Award-winning mysteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope someone picks up her torch!

    • By Nature Girl on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $20.26

  • Book 8

    Murder Boogies with Elvis audiobook cover art
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