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Those hilarious Southern sisters, who prove that sibling rivalry never ends, are heading for a vacation at the beach. Mary Alice’s flamboyant behavior aside, serious, sensible Patricia Anne looks forward to relaxing at her sister’s beachfront condo in Destin, Florida, so she kisses her ever-loving spouse Fred good-bye, reminds him to water the plants and feed the dog, andThose hilarious Southern sisters, who prove that sibling rivalry never ends, are heading for a vacation at the beach. Mary Alice’s flamboyant behavior aside, serious, sensible Patricia Anne looks forward to relaxing at her sister’s beachfront condo in Destin, Florida, so she kisses her ever-loving spouse Fred good-bye, reminds him to water the plants and feed the dog, and the girls head south for some fun in the sun.Mary Alice loses no time in making the acquaintance of just about everyone in sight, so watching the sun go down on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico is a welcome respite as far as Patricia Anne is concerned…until a dead body washes up in the waves and the victim turns out to be one of Mary Alice’s newfound friends. With no witnesses to the crime except a few great blue herons, the sisters have no choice but to bypass the clueless police and follow their own instincts to find the killer. Before long they’re on a murky trail of dirty real-estate deals, giant turtle habitats, and a sea of evidence pointing to a mammoth motive for murderer....

Title : Murder Makes Waves
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ISBN : 9780380784509
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Murder Makes Waves Reviews

  • Sandi
    2019-02-04 00:34

    The Southern Sisters decide a vacation is in order and visit the Redneck Riviera but, as usual, manage to come across various dead bodies. The sisters are very likable and this is one of my favorite series on audio since the narration by Ruth Ann Phimister is so good.

  • Meredith VanOordt
    2019-01-27 22:36

    Another excellent entry in the Southern sisters series!

  • Daelith
    2019-02-07 05:08

    More like 2.5 stars. This one dragged for me a bit.

  • Ruth
    2019-01-25 04:36

    I read this a bit of a time over the holidays so didn't have much continuity. I am reading another one now. These books were chosen because they are thin (and I was traveling for Christmas) and I chose them off the LARGE print shelf! I am tired of having everything be "ablur" because of my catacract so large print helps. Maybe I'll find some good books I've missed there.

  • Chris
    2019-01-18 02:20

    Southern sisters, Mary Alice and Patricia Ann are comical but caring ladies whose friendship I would enjoy immensely. I've read Anne George's other books in this series and found them all to be very funny and intriguing. I especially enjoyed the setting in Murder Makes Waves - Mary Alice's condo in Destin, FL. It made for a great late summer read.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-06 06:31

    I love the adventures of the Southern Sisters. No matter how Patricia Ann tries to stay out of trouble she just gets pulled in. This is a great series to relax and enjoy--laugh a bit, too!

  • Caroline
    2019-01-22 23:20

    So… much… banter…Murder Makes Waves, part of the “Southern Sisters” mystery series feels very much like a wish-fulfillment novel. The Southern Sisters themselves are middle-aged ladies who are ready to have adventure! One is happily married and one is happily widowed. Patricia Anne’s husband has a successful business. Mary Alice is quite wealthy. They have well-adjusted, grown-up children in successful, professional careers. So they leave their comfortable houses to vacation at Mary Alice’s luxurious, beachfront condo where Mary Alice turns out to be a gifted writer. Of course, they stumble across a mysterious murder and a cast of suspects and get to banter and quip their way to the truth.It was a little hard for me to tell everyone apart and I’m not sure why.The setting was well integrated. I always was aware I was at the beach and could hear the surf and feel the wind.In the right mood, this is all lighthearted fun. I laughed when the sisters dramatically reveal to the cops that the victim was (gasp) left-handed and the police were all like, “yeah, we knew that already.” Okay.

  • Teresa Collins
    2019-02-06 23:23

    The Southern Sisters are at it again. These two can't even go on vacation without running into trouble. In Destin for a much needed vacation, they find themselves involved in murder (as usual), real estate scams, and other high jinks.After reviewing the first three books in this series, it's getting difficult to review without repeating myself, but each one has been a true delight; like a favorite dessert you eat all the time but just can't resist. I love Ms George's writing style. She doesn't throw out all these red herrings yet still manages to surprise you when you find out who the guilty party is. She also avoids one of my pet peeves: having the hero/heroine/detective have myriad information the reader doesn't. Everything Patricia Anne uses to solve the mysteries (and so far she's the one who always does) has been revealed previously in some part of the story.I know that a large part of my enjoyment of the series comes from the fact that it is set in my hometown and familiar surrounding areas. However, I don't think not being from Birmingham would hamper someone's enjoyment of the books at all. Once again, a great, light, enjoyable read.

  • Sara
    2019-01-29 03:07

    This was my first foray into the Southern Sisters mysteries. It started out with promise but oh my goodness did it ever bog down. Way too much chit chat and angst and far too little action and mystery.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-26 03:08

    This was a fun book--your basic cozy mystery with colorful characters and a colorful setting. What I liked most about it, though, was that for once, the protagonists did not get themselves into trouble investigating, either with the police or with the murderer. It's such a trope in mysteries with amateur detectives that I found this very refreshing, and made the story less stressful. All the clues just kind of got dropped in the sisters' laps, and while they did make a few calls and do a small amount of investigating, mostly they were just smart and put things together as they gathered the clues. I know this will not appeal to a lot of readers, who want more action and drama, but I liked it. I don't like people getting in trouble with the police or with murderers--makes it difficult sometimes to be a mystery fan, but there you go.

  • Patti
    2019-01-26 04:30

    Another enjoyable adventure with the Southern Sisters. Mary Alice invites her sister Patricia Ann, Patricia Ann's daughter Haley, and a friend Frances, for a girls trip in Destin, FL. Their neighbor there, who is also the condo manager, is killed on the beach, and the sisters reluctantly, get involved. There is a new home construction site, another murder and plenty of insurance involved, and one wonders how much more mystery there will be before resolutions start appearing (I don't mean this in a bad way--situations just kept occuring and piling up). As a break from the crime-solving, there is also plenty of humor, and I giggled at least twice last night as I finished the book. I love these sisters!!!

  • Dharia Scarab
    2019-02-08 06:29

    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.

  • Peggy Sinden
    2019-01-30 22:20

    This will not be the only book on my list for this author. Having two sisters as the central characters solving murders isn't new but Anne George handles it well with facts, character development and humor in solving the crime. I was pleasantly surprised about the leatherneck turtles coming to the area to lay their eggs under the protection of those who are striving to keep these animals alive and not become extinct. Not everyone believes in environmental protection. Cuddos to Anne George on this one. Great short read for the summer and now I'm on my way to more reading from the Southern Sisters Mysteries series.

  • Shelley
    2019-02-04 22:17

    I first discovered this author when I lived outside Birmingham, AL 11 years ago at a wonderful book club I belonged too. I have read a few of Anne George's books since and whenever I see any of her books, like I did this one at a book sale, I scoop it up. The two sisters are so enjoyable though Mary Alice's belittling of her sister, Patricia Anne got to me a bit this time around and I had forgotten the use of foul language that is used quite a bit. I didn't feel this story was as enjoyable as the others I have read of Anne George, but I would definately say read it because it's a great laugh, and a fun book (series) to read.

  • Donna
    2019-02-07 00:16

    I have always enjoyed this series. So much humor between the two sisters who are different as night and day. Mary Alice decides to take a vacation to her beachfront condo in Destin, Fla and talks her sister Patricia Anne in to going with her. The vacation starts out great, relaxing until they find the body of a new friend on the beach. All clues point to the husband but the sisters don't believe he killed her. So they start investigating which is always a little wild and dangerous with these two especially when they get a threatening phone call. There are always several suspects and possibilities. Plenty of laughs a long the way. Great series.

  • Gramy
    2019-02-12 02:17

    This is a quick, fluffy, read. I enjoyed it! I never would have discovered this author if I wasn't involved in the VIVA-Florida 500 reading program. These quirky sisters and their entourage had quite an adventurous vacation in Florida, which included finding two women murdered that they knew personally. They squeezed in sunning on the beach, investigations into the murders, funerals, a poetry reading by one of the sisters, and dining with friends and families into a short one week trip. There wasn't much time to rest on this vacation!

  • Susan
    2019-02-09 22:30

    Patricia Anne needs a break, so with her daughter, her best friend, and her sister Mary Alice she heads for a girls' week at Mary Alice's condo in Destin. The weather and the beach are great, but the murdered body they find while watching a sunset--not so much, especially when it turns out to be one of Mary Alice's neighbors. Then the sisters find a second body. Both the victims are nice people, responsible, careful of the environment. Even so, there are suspects, of course, including one who Mary Alice is determined to clear.

  • Jan
    2019-01-17 05:22

    Sister is on her way to a writing conference and Mouse needs an adventure so they set off for Sister's condo on the beach in Florida. No sooner had they arrived than the resident manager, and partner in a new housing development turns up on the beach, need I say it, dead.I just love these two ladies, their family and friends. I find that the mystery is often lacking in these stories but I enjoy the ride so much I really don't care.

  • Lesley Looper
    2019-02-06 23:08

    I listened to the audiobook version, and the total package was a good listen! The narrator did a good job handling various character voices, both male and female. Since it's nearly summer, the vacation theme was appropriate too. I also liked how the Sister, Patricia Ann, Haley, and Frances figured out the clues without pestering the local law enforcement, which often happens in these cozy mysteries.

  • Beth Haren
    2019-01-28 22:08

    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 fourth and made me laugh and remember family members. Total bubblegum, but good downtime read. I liked the setting, but there were too many red herrings in this one. However, I now want to move to Destin.

  • Nd
    2019-01-22 02:18

    Traveled to Jekyll Island listening to Murder Makes Waves on tape. One narrator did all the voices, which was occasionally off-putting, but became easier to get used to as the story progressed. In this book, the goofy sisters, Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, continued to find trouble everywhere they went and poked around until everyone was suspect and involved. Set in Destin, FL, not far away, it was fun to hear on a beach trip.

  • Karren Bennett
    2019-02-07 05:17

    I discovered the Southern Sisters series a few years ago. "Murder Makes Waves" is a fun and easy-to-read mystery that had me laughing out loud. Two Birmingham sisters, who have nothing in common, just can't help getting into trouble. Throw in a couple of dead bodies and everything breaks down into hilarious chaos. The dialogue and interaction in the book is believable and humorous If you want an easy and fun read, then this series is perfect for you.

  • Marie-vicky
    2019-01-20 01:09

    Great books.I really enjoyed the personnality of the two main characters:Mary Alice's and Patricia Anne.Its hilarious and what I like the most is their rivalries.Ther are constantly comparing and challenging each others all along.There are a lot of energy and the story kept moving fast from the beginning to the end.

  • Moon Stumpp
    2019-02-15 23:10

    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.

  • Kristie J.
    2019-02-02 06:31

    Another good Southern Sisters mystery. I enjoyed listening to the excellent narrator on the audiobook. Mary Alice and Patricia Anne seem like old friends after listening to several of the books. I liked this story because they were on vacation at the beach with Patricia Anne's best friend and her daughter.

  • Audry
    2019-01-22 03:31

    These two elderly sisters(well, not so elderly, only about 65 or so), are so funny and their relationship is funny and sometimes they fight and disagree, but they love each other. They keep stumbling into murders. And sometimes realizing who the murderer is, sometimes too late. But they come out ok in the end. They are either really unlucky or really lucky.

  • Pam Bales
    2019-02-09 00:22

    This is an enjoyable southern cozy mystery set in Birmingham, Alabama. Reading it wanted me to see the Vulcan statue on the hills above Birmingham. It took three trips over a period of years, but Vulcan once again graces the skyline of Birmingham. If you are a fan of cozies, give this series a try.

  • Laura
    2019-01-24 02:14

    I absolutely adore the Southern Sisters, and this one is no exception, even if it takes place in Florida and not in the usual Alabama. I like the writing style, I love the quirky, adorable characters and the dry humor. This series is a special one. Sadly, this was the last remaining novel that I had to finish to finish the series completely.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-09 23:29

    Another great adventure in the Southern Sisters Mysteries. When Patricia Anne and Mary Alice go on an adventure to the Florida Panhandle they find themselves in the middle of another murder mystery. I love the interaction between these two characters and the other characters we see throughout the series.

  • Sally
    2019-01-27 23:28

    What a fun read!! I even laughed out loud a couple times at the ridiculous events in the book. The mystery was satisfying, but the relationships with the characters was the best part. How fun it is to read about characters close to my age that are vital and interesting! It just bothers me that they use the name of the Lord in vain so easily. Why do they do that?