Sunday, June 21, 2009

Review: The Dixie Divas by Virginia Brown

When lately divorced Trinket Truevine comes home to Cherry Hill, Mississippi to care for her aging parents, she finds a lot more than she bargained for. She pictured a peaceful and quiet life serving her parents iced tea on the veranda. Ha! Not happening!

Southerners take family history and old family grudges seriously. Very, very seriously. Sometimes there are dire consequences; like murder. Trinket's cousin, Bitty has been most vituperative about her ex husband since the divorce. Now that his death is declared a homicide, it's only logical for the police to consider Bitty as the primary suspect. Bitty introduces Trinket to her group of friends known as the Dixie Divas. The Divas are called in to assist Bitty and Trinket in proving Bitty's innocence. That's when the rollicking fun begins.

As in any cozy, it is not as much about the mystery as it is the characters and the setting. In this fun cozy, Brown does not disappoint at all. The Dixie Divas had me laughing out loud with some of their antics. I used a paragraph from the book in a Teaser Tuesday segment just so you could get an idea of the author's teriffic sense of humor. Along with a few humorous subplots and some snippets of romance, a hair raising denoument just ended this book perfectly.

Recommended for fans of cozy mysteries, southern humor and light reading. A big thank you to Deb Smith from Belle Bridge Books for a copy of the book. 4.5****


  1. Sounds great - I love the title and cover too!

  2. Hi Kaye! Yes, the title is wonderful - I've added this one to my list! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need a book to make you laugh out loud! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Is it hot enough for you?? lol

  3. Oh, this sounds like fun! I'm adding it to my list :-).

  4. I love the whole idea of the Cozy Mystery genre. I'm going to have to start reading these books!!

  5. Fabulous cover and it sounds perfectly fun and engrossing.

  6. I second Bermudaonion's comments. The name and cover alone would make me choose this. Your review put me over the edge :)

  7. I received this book unsolicited in the mail, so I'm glad to hear you liked it. Now I can't wait to read it.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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