"What happens with the Divas, stays with the Divas."
Welcome to a genteel world of pimento-cheese finger sandwiches, tall libations in frosted glasses, stiletto heels, aging southern-belle sisterhood, and murder....
In Dixie Divas, Trinket Truevine, her pal Bitty and their raucous diva friends in the historic small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, solved the murder of Bitty's ex-senator husband, Phillip. Now, in Drop Dead Divas, the Divas are sleuthing again. Town bad girl Naomi Spencer has been accused of murdering her fiancé, drag-race champion Race Champion. Soon, Naomi turns up dead, too. Talk about a fly in the martini...
Join the bawdy fun as Trinket, Bitty and the gang unravel another small-town mystery.
Virginia Brown is the acclaimed author of more than 50 romance and mystery novels.
©2010 Virginia Brown (P)2012 Bell Bridge Books
I review books, mostly audiobooks, mostly mystery. That's about it!
Drop Dead Divas
Here they go again! .....
Bittys' late husbands girlfriend now has a brand new fiancé. Bitty insists on referring to him as her late husband despite being oft reminded by Trinket that, as they were divorced when he was murdered, he is her ex husband. Anyway, back to the story, Naomi, the girlfriend, being truly stupid, (bless her heart) sees no reason why she and Bitty can't now be friends, after all, the Senator, Bittys' late ex husband, is dead, so what's to gripe about? While Trinket, Bitty and Chitlin' are enjoying tasty treats at the cafe, Naomi decides it would be a good time to kiss and make up, so she shows off her engagement ring. Bittys response : "oh there it is dear, it looks almost real"
Is typical of the wonderfully facetious Divas, and there is so much more to come.
There does, though, have to be a murder, and the first to go is Race Champion, Naomi's fiancé, the next victim is found on one of Bittys remote properties. Once again the Divas must band together and solve the murder, before Bitty gets herself arrested.
At one point, when Bittys circumstances are somewhat reduced, Trinket decides to teach her how to shop - in Walmart!
This series is chock full of fun, there's also a little bit of romance, all pure entertainment and should be first line treatment for anyone down in the dumps.
I first met the Divas in a Book one freebie from narrator Karen Commins, all I can say to all you authors and narrators out there is this: Freebies work! If joyed it so much that bought this second audiobook in the series from Audible with my one and only precious monthly credit! It didn't let me down!
Karen Commins is a star in this series, to me, her Southern accent is just perfect. She has a wonderful sense of comic timing which really does justice to the writing. Divas without Karen would be unthinkable.
"Cute, loveable southern divas made me giggle"
Maybe it's because I live in Tennessee or maybe it's because I know ladies just like these ladies -- but I found these "Diva" books to be delightful, silly, and fun. They are murder mysteries but certainly different than any I've read/heard before. For those of you who are looking for intellectual, SERIOUS, thought-provoking books, maybe these aren't for you. But for those of you over-40 women who may have experienced a hot sunny summer afternoon of teenaged silliness with your girlfriends, having a Sonic frozen drink with a little boost while laying in the pool (problems put on hold for an afternoon) ... then you are going to love these books. For those of you who have NOT experienced that, for heaven's sake, do so soon! And listen to these books!
The Southern belles are at it again and it's just plain fun. The story is involved enough to keep you interested and guessing but the real treat is the characters and the narrator's accents. Listening to the trouble Trinket and Bitty get into is a little like watching Lucy and Ethel. This is another highly enjoyable listen. The quality of this story and narration means I will be enjoying this tale time and time again.
"This is a fun take on murder mysteries."
The narrator does so many different character voices it make you believe there are different people doing each character.
I like her reading each character in with a believable different voice.
Not really, I enjoyed it but I would need a break from time to time.
I just think theses books are a fun take on a murder mystery. I read so many thriller books that this one takes the serious tones out and makes it a little fun without any disrespect for the murder victim.
"Wasn't what I expected...."
Bought this book to listen to because of the reviews. I, however, didn't "get it" as a book that kept my attention. I did listen to the entire book but it was a chore, not something I looked forward to as I usually do. Performance was good with all the southern accents but the story to me was stupid. If this is a series, I'm not a fan.
"Lot's of Fun"
I would listen again. These are a little far out, but having spent alot of my life in the South, they're just fun to listen to.
She's good with the different voices.
"I Couldn't Finish"
People who enjoyed the first book.
Realistic characters, less focus on the dog.
Great voice animation and southern accent.
"what will Bitty do next"
loved this story and all the characters Just the right mix of humor and mystery I have to say the narration is superb
Bought this book for my wife, an hour in she asked if I liked it. We agreed that it was awful and did not finish the book.
I have enjoyed these series of books, These women are very funny in their own way. Women being women. You will enjoy!
lots of detail but the book ends quickly ... viola the mystery is suddenly solved
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