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Mary Alice has spared nothing for her only daughter’s wedding—providing enough gourmet food and glittering elegance to make Sister think seriously about finding herself a rich fourth husband to pay for it all. Practical Patricia Anne has put away her aunt-of-the-bride blue chiffon and settled back into domesticity when fun-loving Mary Alice informs her that they have a posMary Alice has spared nothing for her only daughter’s wedding—providing enough gourmet food and glittering elegance to make Sister think seriously about finding herself a rich fourth husband to pay for it all. Practical Patricia Anne has put away her aunt-of-the-bride blue chiffon and settled back into domesticity when fun-loving Mary Alice informs her that they have a post-wedding date with a genealogist from the groom’s side of the family. But lunch is an abbreviated affair when their guest interrupts a fascinating talk on the hazards of finding dirty linens in ancestral boudoirs and scurries off with the local judge. And the sisters are only just finishing their departed luncheon companion’s cheesecake when the police arrive.Their recent guest has taken a plunge from the ninth floor of the courthouse building—an apparent suicide. But given the scandals the nosy genealogist was capable of uncovering, Mouse and Sister are betting that some proud Southern family is making sure their shameful secrets stay buried…along with anyone who tries to dig them up....

Title : Murder Runs in the Family
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ISBN : 9780380784493
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 280 Pages
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Murder Runs in the Family Reviews

  • Cheryl Cooper
    2019-03-08 13:53

    The sisters are at it again. Getting involved in another murder that is "none of their business". I love the banter between the two sisters as it is so true to life. Reminds me of me and my sister. I really like this lighthearted, funny, easy to read series and plan on reading the rest of them.

  • Pam
    2019-03-09 13:10

    #3 in the Southern Sisters series. Meg, a genealogist fakes her own death, to cover-up the subsequent murder of her former husband Judge Bobby Haskins & frames fellow family-tree professional Gerogiana Peach. Love the Southern Sisters.

  • Diane Perry
    2019-03-05 14:14

    So Funny! This is just pure fluff and fun! The perfect escape on a bad day! I love the Sisters!

  • Trisha
    2019-02-22 14:13

    I thought this was pretty cute. I like cozy mysteries so this one was perfect. Audio book narrator was wonderful too!

  • Linda
    2019-03-17 12:58

    I enjoyed this story. Some very surprising twists at the end. The genealogical aspect of the story was interesting - who knew it was a "dog-eat-dog" business.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-04 11:12

    Another good book from Anne George. I really do like this series of books. I will be sad when I read the last book.

  • Elizabeth Castro
    2019-02-19 13:03

    I am a newer resident of Alabama, and a friend thought this book series would make a good Christmas gift for me. Right my friend was.Anne George gifts the reader with very specific settings, introduces landmarks, and gives you a sense of community.I drive by the places she writes about everyday. I meet people just like the sisters. I feel a truth to the writing even though I was only expecting "chick lit." And for all the sisterly banter in the story, by the middle of the book, I'd made up my mind that the ending would be neatly wrapped up and predictable., and sickening sweet. Not even close. Anne George made a believer out of me with the surprise twists, turns, and ending of "Murder Runs in the Family."

  • Esme
    2019-03-16 14:05

    Bemerkenswert an diesem Buch ist für mich lediglich der Umstand, es zu Ende gelesen zu haben. Dafür gibt es keinen Grund. Die Southern Sisters sind zwei ungleiche Schwestern in den Sechzigern. Patricia Anne, die Ich-Erzählerin, ist klein und zierlich, die ein wenig ältere Mary Alice, groß und schwer. Das sind die auffälligsten Unterschiede zwischen ihnen, alles andere wird lediglich gesagt, jedoch nicht untermauert. Die Schwestern sind ziemlich langweilig und keinesfalls pfiffige Senioren, die sich clever an der Lösung verzwickter Fälle versuchen.Murder runs in the Familie (Mörderische Familienbande) ist der dritte Teil dieser Reihe und beginnt mit einer Hochzeit. Ich habe mir gar nicht erst die Mühe gemacht, die am Anfang in Massen auftauchenden verschiedenen Personen und ihre familiären Verflechtungen miteinander zu merken, und es stellt sich heraus, dass sie im weiteren Verlauf des Buches sowieso keine bedeutende Rolle mehr spielen. Ermordet wird eine Genealogin. Und wenn man dann so den Ausführungen dazu folgt, könnte man zu dem Schluss gelangen, dass es sich bei der Genealogie um ein ermüdendes Thema handelt, was ich aber nicht glaube. Man verliert auch schon einmal den Faden, wenn eine der Töchter der Konförderierten ihren Ur-Ur-Ur-Ur-Ur-Großvater einmal als einfachen Farmer und ein anderesmal (oh Graus!) als General der Nordstaatenarmee verortet. Wie schon gesagt, die Schwestern sind keine Inkarnationen von Miss Marple, sie ermitteln nicht, sondern plaudern über Belanglosigkeiten oder schwafeln über groteske Mordszenarien. So kommt es wie es kommen muß, über die Auflösung des Falles stolpern sie zufällig. Dagegen ist im Prinzip auch nichts zu sagen, nur die Umsetzung ist misslungen. Ich habe durchaus erkannt, dass es sich um einen amüsanten Cozy handelt, nur rauschten die Pointen, so es denn welche gab, an mir vorbei, und das obwohl ich alle Folgen der Golden Girls gefühlte 87-mal sah.

  • Teresa Collins
    2019-02-27 06:10

    Number 3 in the Southern Sisters Mysteries is just as delightful as the two preceding ones were. The basic premise is the same-a murder occurs, the sisters get involved when they never should be because it's NONE of their business, but they don't seem to be able to help themselves. In the end they catch the guilty person with one of them being hurt in the process. This time it is a well-known genealogist who is our murder victim. With many twists and turns the guilty party is brought to justice once again.I continue to love these books. I feel as if I know Patricia Ann and Mary Alice, our heroines. As a matter of fact, I probably went to school with people just like them and wouldn't be surprised to find that their twins go to my church! If you want to know how real Southerners act and speak, this is the series for you. None of the overdone drawl or "dahling" worked to death. Great series. It is your basic escapism reading. I highly recommend them!

  • buchtrunken
    2019-02-22 10:17

    Anne George hat mehrere Bücher über die beiden detektivisch veranlagten Schwestern aus Birmingham verfasst. Welcher Band "Mörderische Familienbande" ist, weiß ich nicht, aber er ist definitiv nicht der erste.Wie so oft besteht bei den Fortsetzungen aus Buchreihen die Gefahr, dass man nicht in die Story hineinkommt, weil einem mehr oder weniger wichtige Hintergrundinfos fehlen oder man - wie in diesem Fall - mit den zahlreichen Namen und Familienzugehörigkeiten durcheinander kommt.Lässt man dies beiseite hat das Buch dennoch einige Schwächen, die sich in Form von "Längen" und der teilweise ein wenig unzusammenhängenden Tatsachen äußern. Eine gehörige Prise Humor und die Ungleichheit der beiden Schwestern helfen einem über die kleinen Schönheitsfehler hinweg und versüßen einem das Lesevergnügen.

  • Dharia Scarab
    2019-03-14 07:03

    Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author.5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  • Pr Latta
    2019-03-14 06:04

    Third in the Southern Sisters cozy mystery series - it is helpful to begin with Murder on a Girls Night Out as an introduction to the series and the characters (retired school teacher and her older sister). The characters and the mystery are classic Anne George in their Southern-style humor and well-laid out plot (the breadcrumbs left don't make it a complete surprise). The genealogy twist is nice but the story is beginning to feel dated (DOS computing references may puzzle any younger readers who come across this title and accessibility to and other modern resources deflate the mystery a bit as well). I'm going to try #4 in audio based on enthusiastic reviews here for the narrator.

  • Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski
    2019-03-12 14:02

    I loved the relationship between the two sisters, Patricia Anne (Mouse) and Mary Alice. Their conversation and thoughts are hardly fiction. Anne George builds great characters who experience the "addictiveness" of genealogy in a fun mystery. The relationsnhip of Mary Alice and Patricia Anne is true sisterhood as described on page 240. "An hour later, as I was going to my car, I heard Sister say, "Mouse?" I looked back to see her silhouettd in the door. 'You really are adopted, you know."'I hope she could see my middle finger pointed heavenward."Another of my favorite lines is from page 206:"The stories. Now those I could get hooked on. All the stories of the world are found in each family. A walk through any cemetery is a walk through the world."

  • Pooch
    2019-03-12 14:14

    Author, Anne George exaggerates Southern culture to bring two sisters to life in her cozy mystery series. Set in Birmingham, Alabama, Murder Runs in the Family refers to many local sites that particularly engages readers who live or have visited there. Of course there's a crime to solve amidst the rollicking adventures of Patricia Anne, Mary Alice and their friends. With characters as Bonnie Blue Butler, George and Gerorgianna Peach, and Shanklette Ferguson, you know there are some laugh-out-loud moments and many chuckles in this story. Its a quick,quirky...maybe even a bit zany... book to lift your spirits in all its silliness.

  • Barb
    2019-02-23 11:15

    I'm going to put up this same review for the entire series. Instead of reading this set of books, I listened to the audiobook versions of the entire series. The series is about a couple of sisters that bumble onto murders and wind up solving them. I don't know if it's the books, or the reader that I liked the most. By the time I had finished a couple of the books, I felt like the reader and the characters were old friends. The stories are light, easy to follow, and not terribly complex, but to me, they were thoroughly enjoyable. I only wish Anne George had lived long enough to write a few more.

  • Jan
    2019-03-20 13:02

    Patricia Ann (Mouse) and Mary Alice (Sister) meet Meg, a geneologist, at the wedding of Mary Alice's daughter. Later they meet her for lunch which is interupted by another friend of Meg's. Meg steps away to investigate some geneological mystery and ends up taking a nose dive from the 10th floor of the Birmingham courthouse. Was is suicide or did Meg have a little help?These Southern Sisters Mysteries are so much fun. The characters are really taking shape by this installment. The mystery is almost beside the point. Just sit back and enjoy.

  • Luann
    2019-03-04 12:02

    I always enjoy visiting the world of the Southern Sisters! I particularly liked the genealogical aspect of this one. Such a fun idea as a motive for murder! I've decided that I enjoy the later books in the series more than the earlier (this one is number three), but that doesn't mean that they aren't all worth reading. I have just one more to go and then I will have read them all. Sad! But I'm thinking it would be fun to revisit them again sometime - and this time read them in publication order instead of all higgledy-piggledy. 3.5 stars.

  • Joanna
    2019-02-28 07:05

    Patricia Anne is a lovable old lady that gets caught up in murder without even trying. She is simply trying to be kind and help people out and somehow foils the murders plans. She takes the easy road to cooking like I would do. I love how she makes grammar corrections right when I am thinking them and criticizes her sister Mary Alice and she just doesn't get it. I want to go to Birmingham to see the statue of Vulcan and his naked backside.

  • Beth Haren
    2019-02-17 08:13

    Please see my review on Murder Boogies with Elvis (the last Southern Sisters Mystery) for my actual review. I elected to review the series rather than each individual book because they went so fast.This was the third and made me laugh and remember family members. Total bubblegum, but good downtime read. I liked the genealogy aspects. I wish she'd done more with the dirty family secrets instead of the interpersonal romance drama.

  • Peggy Sinden
    2019-03-09 12:58

    This murder adventure was not as interesting as some of Ms. George's other book about the Southern Sisters. It was read 'out of order' and did fill in some of the blanks as to who was who but it just never seemed to go anywhere. Even the death of Meg as a jumper was not a big surprise to hear she was not the corpse at the beginning of the storyline and it was not a big bit of infomation at the end.

  • April Suter
    2019-02-17 05:52

    Book Three:At Mary Alice's daughter's wedding, the sister's meet the groom's relative that dies the next day. She was a genealogist and Mouse learns more at the library to help solve this murder case. Sister is on the prowl for husband number 4 and Patricia Anne's widowed daughter meets an older man at the wedding. Fred is there taking care of his business and shaking his head at Sister's antics and his wife's tendency in getting involved with unstable people. 264 pages

  • Bridget Murphy
    2019-03-08 11:05

    3.5 This was one of those get stranded on an island, with nothing but your bathing suit and and it starts raining so you grab a book from the only stores "left behind shelf". I found it very entertaining and would read another one it less than forcing circumstances as well. That being said I think my mom would love it.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-03 07:20

    Another wonderful book in the Southern Sisters Mystery series. This series is so much fun to read. The relationship between Mouse and Sister is hilarious and touching. In this book we get to meet more of the extended family which of course is fun. A good mystery and a wonderfully entertaining read.

  • Pam Bales
    2019-03-16 11:11

    I loved the Southern Sisters mystery series. It's set in Birmingham, Alabama, with two sisters who have to solve a murder. One lives on one side of Vulcan and the other on the other. Go to Birmingham to see the statue.If you are a cozy fan, these well developed characters and good plot-lines will be a series for you.

  • Chris
    2019-03-14 05:53

    Patricia Anne gets involved in murder investigations again, just by being the polite Southern gal she is. As well as a good business opportunity - especially in the South - Patricia Anne finds that the dog-eat-dog world of geneology can lead to murder, blackmail and false documentation. And thereby hangs a tale.

  • Lauri Saplad
    2019-03-12 10:19

    My favorite mystery series of all time! I love the Southern Sisters! Very clever and funny, you feel like you've known Patricia Anne & Mary Alice for years -- or maybe like they're your own wacky aunts! They just have away of politely blundering into dangerous situations. In this episode, it's the dog-eat-dog world of professional genealogy. You just never know!

  • Susan
    2019-03-08 08:05

    Very fun mystery. Unusual in that the sisters never choose to get involved exactly, they are just trying to be polite to out-of-town company/relations who came to a family wedding. One of the older ladies apparently falls out of 10th floor window, and the sisters are just trying to comfort the relations as the rest of the plot unfolds. I really liked this one. The humor is much more pronounced.

  • Patti
    2019-03-14 08:07

    I really enjoy this series; it's great for rereading at bedtime. This entry I liked, but didn't love--I'm not sure why. This series is well done, with good, interesting mysteries that are well-set in the South. Not to take anything away from that, Patricia Ann and Mary Alice do give me good giggles before I fall asleep :).

  • Moon Stumpp
    2019-03-09 12:09

    I listened to the entire series of 8 books on audio so the books for me were like one very long book. So I will review the entire series. Listening to them on audio was a joy…I laughed myself silly a couple of times. Mouse and Sister’s adventures will put a smile on your face, no matter what age you are.

  • Connie
    2019-02-24 11:09

    This book was entertaining! The book had a murder, but included humor and one of my favorite hobbies, genealogy. This is the first of the Southern Sisters books I have read, but I will definitely look for more.