Murder Boogies With
Elvis by Anne George
A Southern Sisters Mystery
William Morrow - August 2001
ISBN 0060198702 - Hardback
Mystery / Cozy
Reviewed by Mary
Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, two sixty-something southern sisters who
have developed a disturbing habit of stumbling over bodies since Patricia
Anne retired from her job as a schoolteacher, attend a fundraiser. Much
to their dismay, one of the many dancing Elvis's, suddenly crashes from
the stage, practically in their laps; the victim of a vicious, fatal stabbing.
The list of murder suspects
seems to be short: who could possibly have killed the victim except one
of the two men on either side of him? But when yet another Elvis is attacked
and left for dead, the field of suspects widens. Although Patricia Anne
faithfully promises not to become involved, she soon finds herself a suspect
when the murder weapon suddenly appears in her purse.
Ms. George has one of
the most pleasing writing styles I've had the pleasure of reading. She
grabbed my interest with the first sentence and rarely lost it after that.
I thoroughly enjoyed the easy, humorous manner in which she revealed Patricia
Anne's and Mary Alice's personalities. I immediately liked both women
and felt as if I'd known them for years.
Murder Boogies with
Elvis was not the type of mystery I usually enjoy, where the amateur sleuth
matches wits with a killer and comes out on top. Nevertheless, I found
this book to be a complete delight. It was an absolutely charming, pleasant
read. My only complaint, and an almost inconsequential one: I sometimes
had a hard time keeping track of the many characters in the book. Still,
I whole heartedly recommend Murder Boogies with Elvis and fully intend
to look up the other books in this series.