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Savannah Blues (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  16,227 Ratings  ·  1,093 Reviews
Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia b ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Harper Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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Oct 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
One of the things that triggers my geek button is when an author writes about legal issues but doesn't bother to do any real research first.

I particularly hate the "clause in the Will" plot that pops up in romance.

(Yeah. You know who I'm talking to Rachel Gibson!)

But this author, Mary Kay Andrews, actually gets the legal mumbo jumbo right. In fact, she writes the crazy whodunit theme very well and she is witty to boot! Her characters are colorful, the romance is hot, her dialogue is smart and
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone seeking a light read; chick lit and lightweight mystery fans
Recommended to K by: Available on audio; decent gr rating, plus I'm OD'ing on heavy reads and need some chicklit
This is probably a 3-star book, but I actually liked it enough to give it four.

In fairness, I should say that there were a few things working in this book’s favor independent of its objective quality. One was timing – I’ve had a run of heavy non-fiction books, some of which were highly depressing, and was craving something light and undemanding. The resulting contrast effect between this book and the others I’ve been reading probably made me more forgiving than I otherwise would be. The other w
Taylor Metcalfe
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I've owned this book for a couple months now. I picked it up at my library's used book sale. I'm fairly certain I've read at least one book by Mary Kay Andrews and since moving to Savannah I've enjoyed picking up books set in the city. While this was a mystery and technically what I'd call a “cozy mystery” the main character, Weezie, never once had the thought to be an armature detective or that she could solve the murder before the police. Nope. She wanted nothing to do with it. That alone made ...more
I first read Savannah Blues in the mid-2000s. It's such a fun read, then and now in 2015. I adore the second book, Savannah Breeze, even more.

While I did enjoy the Savannah Blues the second time around, I've noticed I'm not as big a fan of the "good southern girl" stories/heroines. I find that mentality annoying and limiting (as a southerner myself). It's purely personal and not that big a deal.

ANYWAY. Savannah Blues is a fun story, with wacky shenanigans and a neat little murder mystery. Weez
Jane Stewart
The first two-thirds were good. The last third kind of dragged.

It was pretty good - a lot of interesting characters. It’s a mystery with a chick lit feel. Someone is murdered early in the story which gets solved by the end. Weezie’s plan/hope is to buy a cabinet from an estate sale which she will sell for a large profit to allow her to start her own antiques store. There are delays/problems/questions regarding the cabinet which are resolved at the end.

There is an on and off romance for Weezie an
I will go to amazing lengths to find the perfect audio book. I listen when I am driving for work and I usually want something light, humorous and with a bit of mystery. Sometimes I will listen for awhile to something and then decide it takes too much concentration and I have to quit.

Savannah Blues was perfect. It took me awhile to get into the story, but once I accepted the premises that Mary Kay Andrews was going with, I was hooked.

Weezie Foley is a picker. She knows what antiques people will b
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful and entertaining "listen".. I wanted something Southern for my drive and I absolutely loved this one. My only mistake was not borrowing the next one in the series for my drive back! The book had everything: mystery, love, betrayal, friendship, secrets, and revenge. I am somewhat new to audiobooks and the narrator was excellent, with her lowcountry southern accent to capture the essence of the book.
May 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was pretty terrible to be honest. First, it like says it's a mystery and it's just totally not. Second, the main character's boyfriend is THE WORST. He actually comes off kinda rapey and irrational and it honestly worries me that the author thought she should write a character like this for the romantic interest. Third, it also concerns me that a book set in the south only features like super white people. There is not a single non-white person is this entire book, hmmmmm I wonder why. The ...more
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Meh. I won't be reading any more books by this author. I love Southern literature, and I was pleasantly surprised to find this book was a Southern mystery, which was fun. But the character names bothered me (Weezie? Bebe? Gag.) and the story/character development wasn't good enough to offset the content I felt to be inappropriate. I HATED the way it ended too.
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Book as a whole - 4 Stars
Storyline with that douche Daniel Stipanik as a love interest- 1 Star

How can I get such wonderful, realistic female characters and the best the author can do for a love interest is an agro, sexually aggressive, fragile masculinity archetype??
Give our women men who deserve them.
Sabina Kelly
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute read. cant wait to read the next one
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction, mystery
Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district,.

Personally I adore Savannah (although probably would never live there) and readers can feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters.

I laughed, was touched, and mostly jus
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
It was a cute, quick read. I loved that it had a few different plots going on all tied to Weezie. I always enjoy Mary Kay's books. Every book I have read by her, is well written, the story flows great, and its a quick but enjoyable read! Would definitely recommend this book! :)
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A novel that drips with Southern charm, wit and mysterious. A great summer read.
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
Just not my kind of read. The description was a little misleading; not enough drama.
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am pretty sure I already read this at some point in the mid/late 2000s. But I can't be sure. It was enjoyable for sure. And now I want to go to Tybee even more!
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Loved this book. Weezie is a picker and there is a lot about antiques and a plantation house
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite summer read. I love the characters, the setting and
the story. It's not over the top romance or cheesy.
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
I found this book to be mildly more entertaining the originally anticipated. The mystery part was the only thing that keep me reading. However, the portion of the book that still makes it full on chicklit, is of course the main part that annoys me.

The whole dynamic between Weezie and Daniel was SO annoying! They couldn't have been more wrong for each other, but who cares apparently, because they are both hot! They are hot and hot for each other, so forget that neither person actually likes the o
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is for all antique lovers, yard sale-a-holics, junkers & rummage goers! Even if you don't consider yourself to be one of the above, this book also comes highly recommended for all people who love a good whodunit chock full of quirky southern humor! This was a great book! A funny, quick, page turning read! The main character, Eloise "Wheezy" Foley, is an antiques dealer/picker...someone who goes to yard sales, thrift stores, etc looking for all things vintage & antique in Savann ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it
The good:
Funny, almost (but not quite) laugh out loud funny. LOVED Daddy. You keep sweet now, y'hear?

Impeccably researched details, including historical preservation, random legal nuts and bolts, and antique lore.

Entertaining story lines and characters, especially the minor ones.

The bad:
The romance was weak and not very believable. In real life I would predict that Daniel and Weezy would last maybe 6 months. Ya gotta sell a happy ending sometimes, and I was definitely not sold here.

This one i
Michelle Robinson
Okay, I love Weezie and her mother. I love Uncle James. This was a great novel. The best I have listened to in quite a while. I am glad that I found Mary Kay Andrews. I will be at the library as soon as possible to get the next in the series.

I like that the murder mystery was not the focal point of the novel. I haven't read a book quite like this. It's fun to see the murder as a part of the whole story. Totally enjoyable.

I am waiting to see what happens to Tal.

I am still happy, happy, happy that
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've recently started reading all of Mary Kay Andrews' novels. I knew she was a local Georgia author and decided to give her books a try. I have been enthralled by her writing ever since! Savannah Blues is a great example of her work and how well she crafts her characters and plotlines. The main character in Savannah Blues, Weezie, is a 'picker' in Savannah. She finds antique treasures at yard sales, estate sales, and from various sources to sell them to antique stores and private collectors. Li ...more
Jes Smith
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I wanted to like this book. Andrews creates a great setting with a lot of fun characters. I probably would have stopped reading the book if it wasn't for this. I like books where I learn something about a hobby/career I didn't know much about. But her plot jumped all over the place and I struggled with some of the plots because they seemed a little close minded. I couldn't tell if it was the charcters "voice" or the authors, but it didn't work for me. It is a testament to her writing that I kept ...more
May 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: womens-lit
Savannah Blues has it's good points and bad. Andrews does a great job of describing Savannah and it's surrounding areas; I felt like I got to really experience Weezie's Southern home. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I got to know the characters as much as I would have liked. I got to know Weezie best through her profession as a picker. I found the picker world fascinating, but I couldn't get attached to the characters.

Another issue I had with the story was the quick resolution of conflicts (pa
Lori Baldi
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
While the book was readable and I did not have any trouble going back to it night after night, I found it to be poorly written. Maybe I'm getting jaded but I don't think so. I've enjoyed other books with simple plotlines and 1 dimensional characters. The book is presented as the story of a woman who has huge problems and needs to contend with her incredibly awful family. I didin't see that at all. Weezie (and what a really stupid name by the way) had very normal issue to deal with, newly divorce ...more
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Update: I so totally enjoyed this book and am looking for all of the other novels from this author in my local library.
Right after my last post the book took an interesting turn with a murder mystery. Not what I expected (I had forgotten it was written on the book jacket) Ha, so it was a surprise to me. Very fun.

I loved how sassy the charaters are, how southern, how intriguing it was and how real. Weezie could be anyone of us in real life. Although she has way more fun. Plus, I long to live nea
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Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best-selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.

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