I Want to be a Dixie Diva!

Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1

Written by: Virginia Brown
Narrated by: Karen Commins
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
    Release Date:03-12-12
      Publisher: Belle Books, Inc.

      • Publishers Summary
      • "You found my philandering ex-husband?" Bitty asked. "Where? Mexico? Paris? In Tupelo with a cocktail waitress?"
        "In your closet," I answered. "Dead."
        Break out the hoop skirts and the zinfandel. The Divas are on the case.
        Wine. Chocolate. Transvestite strippers. Just another good-time get-together for the Dixie Divas of historic Holly Springs, Mississippi, where moonlight and magnolias mingle with delicious small-town scandal. But Eureka "Trinket" Truevine, the newest Diva, gets more than she bargained for when she finds her best Diva girlfriend Bitty Hollandale's ex-husband in Bitty's hall closet. He's dead. Very dead. Now Trinket and the Divas have to help Bitty finger the murderer and clear her name.
        Virginia Brown is the nationally acclaimed, award-winning author of 50 novels.
        ©2009 Virginia Brown (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
      Dixie Divas is the first of a "Diva" series

      My Review
      Those Dixie Divas Rock! I want to move to Cherry Hill, Mississippi, just so as I can listen to those accents and join the divas.
      Trinket Truevine has moved back to Cherry Hill ,she is the main story teller, she and her cousin, the much divorced, primped and botoxed Bitty are the stars of the show.

      Now, back to those Divas, who are they? They are a very exclusive group of Southern ladies who hold regular get togethers in order to have a jolly good time! The wine flows and the entertainment sizzles. What goes on in these meetings stays in these meetings. Trinket is invited along to one by her cousin Bitty, Trinkets' eyes are opened by the secret goings on!

      There is, of course, a murder or two with twists and turns to the plot, there is a little romance and lots of sleuthing before the culprit is arrested. For me though, the murder story was secondary to the hilarious narrative, little scenes made me laugh out loud. I hooted at the description of Uncle Freds' funeral (that's Uncle Fred on Mommas side).
      In my minds eye I could just see Bittys' acquired dog, Chitlin' in all his ugliness (bless him), and then, oh dear! Bittys' description of the effects of alcohol on Delbert, one of her ex husbands!
      The whole story delighted me.


      Karen Commins brought these characters to life for me, with a distinct voice for each character, male and female, I was soon able to distinguish who was who. Being British and now living in Australia I could be accused of being unqualified to judge the authenticity of the Southern accents, but I thought Karen did a wonderful job.
      Karen is a TTB narrator, one who Tips The Balance in favour of buying an audiobook.
      This audiobook was gifted to me by the narrator, with no expectation of a review.

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