Dixie Divas (Dixie Divas #1)
"In your closet," I answered. "Dead."
Break out the hoop skirts and the zinfandel. The Divas are on the case.
Wine. Chocolate. Transvestite strippers. Just another good-time get-together for the Dixie Divas of historic Holly Springs, Mississippi, where moonlight...more
Some of the descriptions and jokes were a little repetitive and the author had that annoying habit of explaining references. Make a reference, the reader will get it or won't; if it has to be explained it loses its charm. For example, there were several references to Gone With the Wind and every single time, the reference was made...more
Every April the town of Holly Springs hosts a tour of restored, historical houses. Trinket’s good friend, Bitty Hollandale is the biggest promoter of these tours. She just loves a really good historical home. This is why she plans...more
What I enjoyed:
* The characters were pretty interesting.
* Jackson Lee, I'd say I want him as my attorney if ever needed, but then I'd be selling out my love and respect of John Lloyd Branson.
What could have been better:
* The book was too long and too descriptive. I just don't care that much about what is in a room or what people are wearing. It took me 5 days to read this and that was because there was...more
I will say that I was not in love with most of the characters. I found some of them to be SO annoying and so over ex...more
At its heart, this is a murder mystery, but it's really...more
"Hahaha, this is amusing!"
"Do grown women really act like that?"
"Are you kidding me??"
"What a fun read! I love these characters!"
"Haven't we covered this ground in detail before?"
"What just happened?!?"
In the end, I'm not entirely sure what the motive(s) for the crime(s) were. Seriously. You'd think that'd be clear, wouldn't you? However, it's an enjoyable read if you'r...more
This is a well-written mystery, with plenty of comedic mayhem thrown in. The Southern flavor used to provide a foundation for the story was highly entertaining. And I loved the wine and chocolate parties. ~grin~
Despite the main character's appeal (Trinket - born Eureka Truevine - has plenty of entertaining internal dialogue), I have to say that my favorite character in this story was actually Bitty (born Elisabeth Truevine). Her southern charm and antics through...more
But the body appears to be a boomerang and every time they take it somewhere it ends up back in Bitty's house. The police find the body and Bitty is looking well and truly guilty. Trinket and Bitty need to find the real killer and save the day.
This book is min...more
Bell Bridge Books, June 2009
Murder in Holly Springs, Mississippi? That’s not exactly a frequent event but, being a small town, Holly Springs has no shortage of scandal and whispering. Some might say the victim deserved it but, when Eureka “Trinket” Truevine finds the body, it takes a particular kind of grit to serve sweet tea to the police officers sitting in Bitty Hollandale’s parlor. They’re looking into the disappearance of Bitty’s ex-...more
On my second try (the first was an unwieldy galley copy), I really enjoyed this book. The characters were colorful. The main protagonist, Trinket was a bit self-depricating, but in a dry humor sort of way. She also did not give herself enough credit for her sharp tongue. I frequently found myself laughing out loud at her quick quips. Her sidekick and cousin, Bitty, was indeed a very humorous and bubbly personality. It proved a nice contrast and counterbalance. Most...more
Trinket Truvine is a cynical, loving, hoot and a half. Her best friend/cousin Bitty is a pain in the butt! With the help of the other Dixie Divas along the way, I think this will be a fun cozy mystery series. My only complaint was the ending. The "Who" in "Who Dun It" made very little sense, as there was no reason for the culprit to act in that manner. The reason given feels like a...more
I hope everyone who reads twill enjoy the book as much as I did.
Charming likable characters, truly representative of Southern Belles, comically so in their early fifties. Accurate capture of the local area and it's color (I lived near Holly Springs, Mississippi for about 8 years).
Hilarious situations. Held my interest, kept turning pages (clicking my Kindle) not wanting to stop, anxious to know what's around the next corner.
It was a free download for my kindle, what can I say? Characters and plot are silly but fun. A quick read but nothing outstanding.