Elvis and The Dearly Departed (A Southern Cousins Mystery #1)
They say you can't get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis�the basset hound who's convinced he's the reincarnation of the King of Rock n' Roll. Brewing up a big ol' pitcher of Mississippi mystery, Peggy Webb's delightful new series is as intoxicating as the Delta breeze.
I was really bothered by the lead protagonist's absolute cluelessness. I didn't like that she's "separated" from her husband, but is lured into having sex with him each time there's a quiet moment. And I never caught on to why exactly they're separated. That relationship is really far-fetched.
In this novel we meet the Valentine's who all have their own part to play in the running of Eternal Rest funeral home, and you come to realise that it just wouldn't work if one of them wasn't th...more
This ebook was free through Barnes & Noble. It's nothing I would have paid mon...more
We meet Callie and she is trying to get divorced, but is still in love with her ex... she also does hair for people in town (both alive and dead). You see her uncle owns a mortuary and the good Dr Laton's funeral turns out to be full of surprises.
Callie now has his daughter and her family living with her, a m...more
This book attempts to imitate a Janet Evanovich "Stephanie Plum" novel but it is missing critical elements, especially the humor, although the author tried to add hilarity. (Much like the last 4-5 of the Plum series for that matter!) I am glad I found it free on Kindle.
The whole thing involves not only a murder mystery, but a temporarily disappearing corpse from the funeral home Callie's uncle owns. I was reading it as an eBook and still don't have the hang of "paging" back and forth to re-read some confusing events. By that, I mean I sometimes end up hitting the "advance" button on the left s...more
I found it to be an enjoyable light fluffy read, not ground breaking by any means. In the end you are left wondering about a lot of things, which leads me to believe the author intends many more follow ups.
Would I read them? Sure.
Would I by them? No - check them out from the library -- gu...more
Two and a half stars.
Ms Webb's turn of her words is hilarious. I had to bite my lip to keep from waking my husband while laying in bed reading it. My best way of explaining Callie and Lovie is that they are southern Lucy and Ethel. And Elvis is the consummate star.
Will I read more? Heck yes!! You should you read these b...more
The mystery wasn't that compelling and the characters were only somewhat entertaining.