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Savannah Blues

(Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  18,030 ratings  ·  1,199 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 ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Harper Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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Tammy
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
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K
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
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Taylor (BiblioTay)
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
Patty
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
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♓️ Michelle
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the Callahan Garrity series by Mary Kay Andrews. The style and characters reminded me of Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum. It took a few minutes to get into this new series (New to me), but I warmed up pretty quickly to it. There are still the quirky characters and the funny adventures although it seems a bit more serious than the other books I’ve read by her. Looking forward to the next one.
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
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Sheri
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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 ...more
Amy
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.
Christine Ceresa
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was on vacation with girlfriends on Tybee Island when we stumbled upon a lovely shop, Seaside Sisters, and Mary Kay Andrews was there signing books. Although I heard of her, I never read her books. After chatting with her for a bit I was delighted to purchase and have her sign a small collection for me. Not my usual psychological thriller, but a delightful and enjoyable read.
Barb
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
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
Jenn
Oct 08, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
Every now and then, I indulge in a secret "chick lit" session. I was sorely disappointed in my most recent choice. I was looking forward to a good story about a strong Southern woman who is in a bad spot, but comes out on top. That plot was there for me, but I could have done without the distracting side story about her uncle. His story deserved its own book. The main mystery about the murdered girlfriend was left by the wayside, and at the very end, a new mystery about forged antiques appeared ...more
Evan
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
Rainey
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.
Jaclyn
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.
Sabina Kelly
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute read. cant wait to read the next one
Teena in Toronto
Weezie had been married to Tal for about ten years. Then he had an affair with Caroline, broke up with Weezie and is now engaged to Caroline. During the divorce proceedings, Tal ended up getting their house (and moved Caroline in) and Weezie fought for and got their carriage house, which is in the same yard. Needless to say, there is a lot of tension.

Weezie is an antiques picker ... she goes to estate sales and thrift shops looking for gems and reselling them to make a profit. During one estate
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Jules
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love listening to Mary Kay Andrews’ cozy mysteries. The southern-small-town setting always gives her stories a bit of extra charm. I adore the narrators’ southern accents.

Savannah Blues is one of Ms. Andrew’s earlier books, and it is the first of her Weezie and Bebe mystery series. I fell in love with these two colorful characters. Their fun, supportive friendship made me long for my own sidekick.

The story premise and plot pace are great. Ms. Andrews provided a good balance between
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Bea
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery. Most of the characters were well drawn and certainly were people I would like to meet. However, the character of Daniel..and the love interest...well, I just did not buy his behavior. It was too much of a mix of teenager/adult to be believable. It felt like the author could not decide which Daniel to write and so mixed several into one character. Just did not work for me. But, as he is a side character to the story, it did not deter from my overall enjoyment ...more
Karen
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, mystery, fiction
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
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Sarah
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a super fun book! MKA captures Southern life - and Savannah life in particular - perfectly. I knew I was in for a treat when the ex-husband’s name was Talmadge Evan’s III! I was so charmed and delighted by this novel. The friendship between Weezie and BeBe is perfect and timeless. Love the romantic angle with Daniel as well. I don’t even like to antique but I followed Weezie’s junking expeditions with excitement and curiosity. Can’t wait to read her entire backlist!
ReBecca
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! :)
Jennifer
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.
Mahoghani 23
A funny book that keeps you laughing. It's full of southern charm, dialect, & innuendos. It's funny, full of mayhem, & a true mystery. A good read.
saskia c vaughan
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun vacation read.
Patty
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!
Lori
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
Annette
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A novel that drips with Southern charm, wit and mysterious. A great summer read.
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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.

Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to
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