Friday 20 July 2018

Book ~ "Savannah Blues" (2002) Mary Kay Andrews

From Goodreads ~ Landing a catch like Talmadge Evans III got Eloise “Weezie” Foley a jewel of a town house in Savannahs historic district. Divorcing Tal got her exited to the backyard carriage house, where she has launched a spite-fest with Tal’s new fiancée, the elegant Caroline DeSantos. 

An antiques picker, Weezie combs Savannah’s steamy back alleys and garage sales for treasures when she’s not dealing with her loopy relatives or her hunky ex-boyfriend. But an unauthorized sneak preview at a sale lands Weezie smack in the middle of magnolia-scented murder, mayhem ... and more. 

Dirty deals simmer all around her - just as her relationship with the hottest chef in town heats up and she finds out how delicious love can be the second time around.

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 sale, Weezie discovers a dead body and is suspected of the murder.  Her lawyer is her uncle James, a former priest with a secret of his own.

In the meantime, Daniel, Weezie's boyfriend from high school, arrives back in town, working as the chef in her best friend, BeBe's restaurant, and he pursues her.

This is the third book I've read by this author (it is the first in the Weezie and BeBe Mystery Series) and I liked it.  I liked the writing style.  There is a lot going on but it moves at a good pace.  It is written in first person perspective in Weezie's voice and third person perspective in James' voice.  I found the characters likable.  As a head's up, there is swearing and violence.

I look forward to reading the next one in this series.

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