Murder on a Girl's Night Out : Southern Sisters Mysteries

  • by Anne George
  • Narrated by Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Series: Southern Sisters Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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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Customer Reviews

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Darker than Expected

To be fair, I expected southern comfort food. This is more like southern gothic. The mystery is unmemorable, but savagely bloody, just inexplicably brutal. The retired sisters were not comfort-food type southern ladies, more like Scarlett O'Hara all grown up, the sort of infuriating person who gets the vapors at the thought of blood, but is otherwise completely unaffected by a gruesome murder of an acquaintance. The second they're over the vapors they start playing power games with the sheriff because they don't like him. They carry on planning the renovation and re-opening of the bar, playing matchmaker, and shopping for clothes. The ostensibly more level-headed one gets all gooey over a handsome politician.

The mystery is bizarre. The murders are so violent as to imply something really horrible behind them. There's foreshadowing or the appearance of clues that are never followed up on, and the secrets at the bottom of it all, which our detectives never really figure out, but have to be told in two long narrations, hardly merit the crime at all. I still don't understand the whos and whys of some of the deaths.
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- betsy

I adore this whole series.

Where does Murder on a Girl's Night Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

God bless the talent of Anne George and Ruth Ann Phimister. This series is the reason I joined Audible. I have literally listened to 100's and 100's of audio books and I revisit this series regularly. The characters are so good I wish I could blink them into existence. So sorry Mrs. George left this world way too early.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on a Girl's Night Out?

One conversation between sisters Patricia Ann and Mary Alice is about Patricia Ann's husband, Fred, describing the gusset in his boxer shorts as the "ball room"! Too funny.

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

Her voice interpretation of the characters is brilliant!! The talent of the narrator makes the books characters leap off the page.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Any additional comments?

The books are funny, original, southern and loveable. Through Anne George's mysteries I have learned about genealogy, sea turtles, snake handlers -and- that a great book can be interesting, endearing, funny and all without salty language, explicit sex scenes etc.!! And I am a fan of kick butt, action, hard core detective novels!

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- Frances G

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books