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The King is Dead (Samantha Adams #5)

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Samantha Adams, Atlanta's wittiest journalist/detective, is back! Samantha is working on a book called American Weird, and she's come to the right place: Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and the site of an international barbecue cookoff. But murder wasn't supposed to be on the menu. . . .
Paperback, 10 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Pocket Books
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Shankman, Sarah - 5th in series

Crime reporter Samantha Adams is working on a book called American Weirdwhen her boyfriend, Harry Zack, persuades her to join him at a barbecue cookoff in Tupelo, Mississippi. As Harry puts it, the King's birthplace "ought to be lousy with weird." Besides, they're driving there in a genuine pink Cadillac....

Also driving toward Tupelo is Mary Ann McClanahan, who more or less killed her worthless third husband, Carlin. She's discovered Carlin was
There were so many characters and so many links in the story, but that made it absolutely fascinating, plus it was often hilarious, too. It was one of the most lively books I have ever read and Sarah Shankman certainly knows and understands the South. It was a rollicking, fun read!
Russ Cross
Jan 07, 2014 Russ Cross rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery fans, Elvis fans
Pretty enjoyable book. It was a little hard for me to get into because of all the many characters and an awful lot of skipping around. It got a little hard to keep track of who was who. I have to say, the ending was a real rip-snorter.
Hilarious!! Probably no redeeming social value...but laugh out loud funny! I even learned a few things about Elvis that I'm not sure I really needed to know if, perchance it's true!
Oh my stars, has anyone else combined a throng of Elvis impersonators with a murder mystery? This was a really fun book!
Dollar Tree buy, great paperback to take around with you and read while on the bus or in the waiting room.
A little hard to follow the story line at times, but I kept reading, thinking, "What could happen next?"
Larry Holshu
Interesting book. Well written and worth reading.
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Nashville-based mystery writer Sarah Shankman is the author of the popular title I Still Miss My Man, But My Aim is Getting Better (1996), and the equally popular Samantha Adams series, the latest of which is Digging Up Momma.

a.k.a. Alice Storey Some of her books republished under Shankman.
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I Still Miss My Man But My Aim Is Getting Better Digging Up Momma (Samantha Adams, #7) First Kill All the Lawyers Now Let's Talk of Graves Then Hang All The Liars

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