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Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews
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May 13, 2009

really liked it
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Read in May, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Savannah Blues is a fun Southern Lit book with great characters. Eloise "Weezie" Foley is a "picker" who searches Savannah for antiques in the hopes of finding a big score so she can open up her own shop. Currently living in the carriage house behind the home she shared with her husband, Weezie has to deal with her ex (Tal) and the woman he had an affair with (Caroline) on a daily basis. When an estate sale at a prominent local plantation comes up, Weezie spots the item she needs to score big money. Unfortunately, she also discovers Caroline's dead body and becomes the prime suspect. Clearing her name and hunting down the killer become as important as getting her hands on the "Moses Wheeler" cabinet she needs. Teaming up with her best friend Bebe, her gay uncle James, his boyfriend Jonathan and a steamy new flame named Daniel, Weezie heats up Savannah.
Mary Kay Andrews has a hit on her hands! After finding this book difficult to start, I was pleasantly surprised to find I couldn't put it down. The atmosphere of Savannah is addictive in its drama and the characters were sassy and fun. Weezie is a classic bumbler but Bebe is full of spunk and Daniel is a major hunk! The banter between characters and emphasis on "proper Southern manners" is always entertaining. With the strong setting, the murder plot feels like a secondary storyline and never becomes obvious in its simplicity. Several small underlying mysteries contribute to the intrigue and the effect moves the storyline at a great pace. After a rough start, I very much enjoyed this book and plan on reading the second in the series, Savannah Breeze.

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