Series: #1 in the Southern Sister series
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 244
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Yes, I’m starting a new series. I’ve had this first book in the cozy mystery Southern Sister series on my TBR list for over a year. I first read about this series on Booklogged’s blog.

The Sisters of this series are Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, both in their 60’s and living in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Mary Alice is older and more impulsive than Patricia Anne, but they both have a quick wit and sense of humor. I really enjoy both of the sisters and their family members introduced in this first book.

The story opens when Mary Alice announces to her sister that she’s just purchased a local country western club because it would be fun. The next day, the man she bought the club from is found brutally murdered inside the building. Of course that’s just the beginning. The mystery was interesting and it kept me guessing.

This isn’t a long series to commit to because the author has passed away and there are only 8 books total in the series. This looks to be a fun series to turn to when I need a quick, light book with enjoyable characters.