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Publisher's Summary

The Southern sisters have just returned from a trip to Europe, but they barely have time to get over jet lag before they are involved in another mystery. An anguished cousin has lost his wife to a snake-handling preacher, and when the sisters travel to a remote mountain settlement to find her, they discover a corpse instead.

An award-winning novelist and poet, Anne George has entertained millions of fans with her Agatha Award-winning mysteries.

©2000 Anne George (P)2002 Recorded Books

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Hope someone picks up her torch!

Southern sisters ROCK!
I love these books
The narrator is the perfect choice-
You feel like you know them as friends

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Fun book

This was such a fun series. The narration is perfect as well. I miss the sisters and their hilarious antics.

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One of the best series I've ever read!

Where does Murder Carries a Torch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very close to the top

What did you like best about this story?
The sisters personalities and relationship

What about Ruth Ann Phimister’s performance did you like?
She was excellent! She helped make the story even more enjoyable.

Any additional comments?
Everyone should read this series! I just wish audible would get the last book in the series! I love the Southern Sisters Mysteries! I have listened to them many many times over the years. The characters are great and you really can't wait to see what happens next! I also enjoyed the narrator so much that I sought out other books she narrated. You will love this series and the characters! Every book in the series is a great read.

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I liked the sisters!

Where does Murder Carries a Torch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The plot kept me interested in finding out what the sisters are doing.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes especially with the twists of a snake handling preacher.

Which character – as performed by Ruth Ann Phimister – was your favorite?

Patricia Ann

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Everybody has a right to worship in their own ways.

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My favorite Anne George book!

Would you listen to Murder Carries a Torch again? Why?

Yes! This is my favorite Southern Sisters mystery! Love all of Anne George's books but Murder Carries a Torch is the best. All her mysteries have made me smile and want to listen over and over....

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Kept me thinking....

What about Ruth Ann Phimister’s performance did you like?

She was Mouse! I could actually see from her performance all the people in the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Better than"Murder She Wrote"".......

Any additional comments?

Try the books, you'll love them!

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Yet another good one

Just when you thought there weren't any more eccentric characters, Anne George comes up with a passel of cyanide swilling snake handlers. I'm just sorry that audible does not carry the final book in this series. What a shame.

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Wonderful

Why isn't this a tv series? Wonderful mysteries delightful dialogue. Authentic characters. Good humor. Anne George was a wonderful author.

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Great fun!

This series is my 'go to' when I need a laugh and a reminder of how important family and friends are.

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I love these gals

I love spending time with Mouse and Mary Alice, no matter what they're doing!

I sure wish someone would pick up where Anne George left off and give us some more adventures with these delightful Southern Sisters.

I'm almost finished listening to the series, I may have to listen to them over again when I need a little pick-me-up.

Ruth Ann Phimister is absolutely a delight, thank you SO much!

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An Average mystery

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I am reviewing this book because I found the previous reviews misleading. It was rated five stars. I was disappointed. It was average at best. I wish that I had chosen a different title.

Would you recommend Murder Carries a Torch to your friends? Why or why not?

No - I would not recommend it to friends. It was not that good. I might however recommend it to my 90 year old mother. She might enjoy it. The 60 year old characters of the story sounded a lot like the folks in her assisted living community most of whom are in their 80s and 90s. I am in my early sixties and so were the characters in this book - except they sounded older - much older than me - maybe mid to late 70s. It was disconcerting to read about people my age who seemed so much older. I think the narrator played a part as well in making the characters seem older than their "age". It may come as a surprise to mystery writers but most of us in our sixties don't aspire to be Miss Marple.

Did Murder Carries a Torch inspire you to do anything?

Yes - it inspired me to avoid mysteries in the future that are offered by Audible in the buy one get one promotion.

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