Anne George (c.____ - 2001) was the Agatha Award-winning author of the Southern Sisters mystery series which culminate in Murder Boogies with Elvis, publishing in August 2001. Like Patricia Anne, she was a happily married former school teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. George was also a former Alabama State Poet and a regular contributor to literary publications. During her lifetime she was nominated for several awards, including the Pulitzer. Being a true lady of the Old South, her date of birth will forever be a mystery.
A pair of delightful and witty sisters, both in their sixties, captivate the natives‘and nearly everyone else‘when they go sleuthing in Florida. Wealthy "big" sister Mary Alice (6', 250 lbs.) invites "little" sister (5'1", 105 lbs.) and two others to share her condo and enjoy the beach, but their discovery of a mangled body interrupts the fun. The body belongs to Mary Alice's neighbor, a woman whose recent foray into real estate development may have led to disaster. Enjoyable characters and light humor compensate for a plot that's hardly unique‘and Florida still has a singular attraction. The first of this series (Murder on a Girl's Night Out, LJ 2/1/96) to hit hardcover.