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When Will the Dead Lady Sing? (Thoroughly Southern #6)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  168 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Hopemore, Georgia, county magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is having a couple of weird weeks. Hopemore folks don't expect to find a buffalo grazing on the front lawn, but that's exactly what Mac discovers early one autumn morning. The buffalo turns out to be the campaign mascot for gubernatorial candidate Lance Bullock—the son of a man Mac has never expected, or wanted, to se ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Signet Book
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May 13, 2012 Dave rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This dreadful piece of pop-fiction literally moved at glacial pace for almost the entire first half; a murder mystery w/o a murder. When it finally found its mystery it livened up and I made enjoyable progress (the only thing that rescued it from 1-star). And then it crashed back down to reality with a clunky & cliche 'reveal' that left me wondering how it ever got past the editor.

**rolls eyes**

and then there was the hackneyed political swipe about minimum wage in the 80's (page 252) that w
Kitty Tomlinson
An old flame of MacLaren's show up in Hopemore stumping for his son who is running for political office. Fun read. Really enjoyed the characters.
Apr 29, 2015 Mhall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not great literature but I enjoyed it. Southern author, set in Georgia.
Jill Entinger
Sep 29, 2008 Jill Entinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2008
I continue to enjoy this series and the people and situations that MacLaren comes across. When I read this series it is definitely with a southern accent. And I find myself laughing out loud at some of the descriptions.
Jan 02, 2016 Cynthia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: al-e
Continues to be a nice, wholesome mystery series that I'll be happy to continue to follow. It keeps going with interesting characters that are easy to remember & like. A 3.5 is a more accurate rating!
Brenda Lazerus
Oct 11, 2007 Brenda Lazerus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
An old fashioned mystery series, where we meet all the chacarters, someone dies, then spend the rest of the time figuring out who did it, with a "thoroughly southern" bent. Enjoyable distraction.
Feb 06, 2015 Babs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mac's old boyfriend might be the killer in this book. It was a great read and to see how Mac gets herself out of this situation.
Lighthearted Mystery Series about a sweet-ol', little southern Lady...
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When I met and married Bob, he looked over our budget and demanded, "Why don’t you write a mystery to pay for all the ones you buy?" I immediately knew I wanted to put a body in a building where I’d once worked. However, being over-endowed with the Protestant ethic, I wrote "important" things first and only wrote the mystery in my spare time, so my first mystery, Murder
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