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Anne George Books In Order

Publication Order of Southern Sisters Books

Murder on a Girls' Night Out (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on a Bad Hair Day (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Runs in the Family (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Makes Waves (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Gets a Life (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Shots the Bull (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Carries a Torch (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Boogies with Elvis (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Wild Goose Chase (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This One and Magic Life (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Spraying Under the Bed for Wolves (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some of It Is True (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Map That Lies Between Us: New and Collected Poems, 1980-2000 (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Baker's Dozen: Contemporary Women Poets of Alabama (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Anne George was one of the popular authors from America who has written a number of highly successful books based on the thriller, suspense, detective fiction, and mystery genres. She was also fond of writing poems and has contributed with a few interesting ones in her writing career. In fact, Anne was a state poet of Alabama, Unites States in the year 1994. Author Anne was born as Anne Carroll Bell on December 14, 1927, in Montgomery, Alabama, The United States. Her death occurred on March 27, 2001, in Birmingham, Alabama, due to the complications arising from a heart surgery. In her writing career, she had won several Agath Awards for her popular and successful novels. As a poet, she had achieved the feat of becoming the State Poet of Alabama. She has said that this achievement was very special to her as poetry was something very close to her heart. Anne liked writing poetry more than she liked to write mystery novels. During the later stages of her writing career, author Anne went on to lay the foundation of the Druid Press as a co-founder. Anne used to regularly contribute to the poetry and literary publications until her death. Her writing career had become even more colorful because of her the prestigious awards that she won and was nominated for. Among the prestigious literary awards that author Anne was nominated for in her writing career was a Pulitzer Prize. She was nominated for this award for her book of verses known as ‘Some of It Is True’. This book was published by the Curbow Publications in the year 1993 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in the same year. Author Anne had become a popular novelist due to the success of her mystery book series titled ‘Southern Sisters’. One of the novels in this series helped author Anne get honored her first Agatha Award.

Other than being an author and a poet, Anne has also worked as a teacher. During the initial days of her writing career, she used to support her living with the help of a teaching job as she was not able to make much money from her writings at that time. Author Anne had completed her graduation from the Samford University. Author Anne used to pen down her novels and poetry from her house located in Alabama. The poetry volume that she had written most recently before her death was named as the ‘Book of the Year’ by the Society of Alabama State Poets. After her death, one of the fans of author Anne developed a website in her name as a memory of her writings as she was very much inspired by her poetry and novels. The website gives the list of some of the popular novels and poetry that author Anne had written in her writing career. The Southern Sisters series written by her culminate in the Murder Boogies by author Elvis. Anne was happily married and was very much satisfied with her growth in the field of literature. She used to live quite a satisfactory life in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, by working as a school teacher during the daytime and using all her spare time in writing novels. Her poetry collection was appreciated by one and all throughout the world wherever they were published. Author Anne was considered to be a true lady who remained committed to her life and career for as long as she lived and left quite an inspiring mark on the minds of her followers after her death.

The Southern Sisters series written by author Anne George consists of 8 books in total, which were published between the years 1996 and 2001. The first book of this series is titled as ‘Murder on a Girls’ Night Out’. It was published by the Avon publications in the year 1996. The setting of the plot in this book is done in Birmingham, Alabama and depicts the main characters Mary Alice Crane and Patricia Ann Hollowell. In the opening sequence, it is shown that Patricia Anne is a respectable, respectful, demure, and a perfect example of a Southern womanhood genteel. Mary Alice, on the other hand, is depicted as a brassy, bold, big, and flamboyant woman. Both of them together have the knack of being at the center of some of the most unfortunate events taking place in Birmingham. Seeing that the Country Western has become very much in demand, Mary Alice thinks that the time is perfect to purchase the Skoot and Boot bar. This bar holds a special place in the heart of the divorced Mary Alice as she and her new boyfriend like to hang out together over there. But, Patricia Anne thinks of it as a bad idea and tries to prevent Mary from going for the purchase. The two come across a dead body, stabbed and strangled, lying in the wishing well of the pub. During the investigation, the sheriff calls the sisters for questioning because they were the last persons who saw the victim alive. Now, Mary and Patricia are required to find a solution to the problem very soon because the murderer has come to know that they are the witnesses of the murder and has already started to send them threatening messages.

The second book in the Southern Sisters series was released under the title ‘Murder on a Bad Hair Day’. It was published in the year 1996 by the Avon publications. At the beginning of the book, it is depicted that Patricia Anne and Mary Alice have a difference of opinion on various matters that leads to sibling rivalry between them quite frequently. It is quite hard to believe that the two women have such differences in their nature in spite of being sisters. Over the years, they have disagreed on a number of topics including their choice of hair color and husbands, and it has prevailed till now. However, the sisters seem to have a common interest in some topics and local art is one of them. When they are arguing about the artistic merits of a local art piece at a gallery opening, Patricia and Mary appear to come to common terms. After a few hours, they discover that one of the ladies from the gallery is dead and the other shows up at the doorstep of Patricia Anne. She appears to be quite disheveled and dazed. She explains to Patricia how narrowly she escaped the deadly cuts from the killer at the art gallery. Following this, Mary Alice and Patricia Anne decide to join hands once again and try to combine the clues in search of a deadly killer. They find that this killer had a bizarre taste in art and murder.

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