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Weezie & Bebe Mysteries Books In Order

Publication Order of Weezie & Bebe Mysteries Books

Savannah Blues (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savannah Breeze (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Christmas (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Bliss (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Rental (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Weezie and Bebe mysteries is a series of mystery suspense novels written by Mary Kay Andrews. The books follow the exploits of a pair of divorced southern belles and their friends who keep stumbling into mysteries and murders.

+The Story
The Weezie and Bebe Mysteries series began publication in 2002. The books could be accurately described as Chick Lit because so much emphasis is placed on the relationships between their characters, not to mention the challenges they encounter as simple women living simple lives in Savannah.

When Weezie, one of the series’ protagonists, is first introduced, her life has taken a turn for the worst. Weezie thought things couldn’t get any better when she not only landed Talmadge Evans III but also moved into a Jewel of a house in the historic district.

She put her heart and soul in the restoration process, certain that the house would shelter her for the rest of her days. But then everything went wrong. First, Weezie and her husband got divorced.

And then, the man forced her out of her dream house. Weezie refused to leave the property and after a contentious legal battle, she was allowed to inhabit the carriage house in the back.

This was as Caroline DeSantos, her ex-husband’s elegant but bitchy fiancé, moved into the main house. So now Weezie does what she can to get by. When she isn’t exchanging spiteful barbs with Caroline, Weezie can be found walking the alleyways of Savannah and stalking garage sales.

Weezie is an antique picker and collector. She has a great eye for valuable items and everything she stumbles upon she puts on display in her very own store.

From time to time, Weezie will avail her services as a dessert baker to Bebe, her friend and the owner of the restaurant in whose kitchen she works. The job has a number of perks chief amongst which is the fact that Bebe has a handsome chef who seems to have a thing for Weezie.

Weezie and Bebe get along quite well. They both love Savannah and the fact that they have both tasted the bitter dregs of divorce allows them to commiserate from time to time.

Though, Bebe, unlike Weezie, has been divorced three whole times. And she is quite wealthy, with various properties around the country and a healthy bank account. Bebe falls into a heap of trouble at the start of the Savannah series.

For all her intellect and experience, she allows a conman to take all her money. But her Southern pride drives her to track the man down, aided in her efforts by Weezie.

Even though the Weezie and Bebe mysteries series is chockfull of characters, Weezie and Bebe are the primary focus of most of the novels. Weezie, in particular, drives the series as a whole.

Her existence revolves around her antique business, her love life, her hostile encounters with her ex-husband and his new love interest, and her relationship with her friends and family.

However, every so often, a mystery will come into play, completely upending the antique collector’s life. Fortunately for Weezie, she has a very curious personality, one that drives her to investigate every curious occurrence she encounters, even when it isn’t in her best interests.

A significant number of the mysteries in the Weezie and Bebe mysteries series are directly connected to Weezie and the people closest to her, this giving her plenty of excuses to stick her nose into matters that are better left to the police.

Even though the Weezie and Bebe Mysteries series is categorized as suspense mystery, the books attract the ‘Chick Lit’ classification primarily because the author has a tendency to make the mysteries and the murders mere subplots.

The central focus of the Weezie and Bebe mysteries series is the drama that permeates Bebe and Weezie’s lives.

A lot of time is spent delving into Weezie’s mother’s alcoholism, her uncle’s sexual orientation and Weezie’s own struggles to find romance despite the knock her confidence took as a result of her divorce.

There is also quite a bit of sex described in these books, a feature that puts some people off. The mysteries are not designed to thoroughly confound, engage or confuse. They are more of a background prop that leaps into action every once in a while just to keep things interesting.

That hasn’t stopped people from flocking to these novels, praising them more for their interesting protagonists and quirky supporting characters than anything else.

+The Author
Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name Kathy Hogan Trocheck uses when she’s writing her mystery suspense novels.

Mary studied journalism at the University of Georgia. She worked as a reporter for many years before finally making the decision to abandon the career in favor of writing fiction. The first few novels she wrote were published under her real name.

The Andrews pseudonym only came into play in 2002 when she decided to experiment with Southern fiction.

+Savannah Blues
Weezie Foley is an antique picker. That means she spends her days rummaging through garage sales in the hopes of finding valuable antiques. Weezie lived in an amazing house in the historic district.

She also had a husband. But then she got divorced, lost the house she worked so hard to restore and was forced to live in back from where she continued to perpetuate spiteful exchanges with her ex’s fiancé.

Weezie wants to move forward, though. She’s already caught the eye of a handsome chef who works for her friend Bebe. Her life takes a terrible turn when a death occurs and Weezie’s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon.

+Savannah Breeze
Bebe Loudermilk is self-reliant. She has been married and divorced three times. She thought she knew her way around men. But then a con man came into her life and took all her money.

Now all Bebe has is her pretty Lexus and a motel on Tybee Island. She is forced to move into the manager’s unit from where she begins to plan her revenge. Her chance comes when the man who took her money is spotted in Florida.

Certain that he has begun working another con, Bebe packs her things and heads for Florida, accompanied by her friend Weezie.

The Weezie & Bebe Mysteries series is written by Mary-Kay Andrews (aka Kathy-Hogan Trocheck). The stories are based in the Savannah region of Georgia. The plot revolves around two friends. Weezie is an antique dealer and Bebe is a restaurant owner. Savannah Blues, released in 2009, was the first novel in this series. It was a smashing hit and a New York Times-Bestseller novel. The books in the series talk about the Southern style lifestyle, the antique homes and the gossips among the elite. Weezie is recently divorced and misses her elaborate lifestyle and her expensively decorated mansion. She is an antique seller and struggles to keep the profession going. This is a fun book which centers on the main lead- Weezie. She separated from her husband when she found him cheating on her.

Weezie lands herself into major trouble and becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. She stumbles across the dead body of her ex-husband’s girlfriend while trespassing into a manor house. The body is found in the bathroom of the estate home which is on sale. The secondary characters like Weezie’s alcoholic mother, her gay ex-priest uncle, and her chef boyfriend, all add to the quirkiness and entertainment of the plot. The author gives the readers a vivid insight into the southern style of living. She shares knowledge about the southern antiques. The sarcasm is appealing and the author’s mystery novel with glimpses of romance keeps the readers hooked on. It is a well-spiced book with perfect ingredients of romance, mystery, humor, and sarcasm. The chilled gin, humid climate, delicious cooking, and the sophisticated air of Southern lifestyle are prevalent throughout the book.

About the author:
Mary-Kay Andrews is an American writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her real name is Kathy Hogan Trochek and has authored numerous books under her pen name. She is the (NYC)New York Times-bestseller of many books. Trochek has a degree in journalism and had worked for 11 years at the Atlanta Journalism Constitution. She started writing in 1991. She took the pen name Andrews in 2002 when she wrote her first book of the series The Weezie and Bebe mysteries.

The Weezie and Bebe mystery series:-

Savannah Breeze-(Book 2)- Published -2012:
Savannah Breeze is the sequel to the Savannah Blues. This book is the story of Bebe Loudermilk, Weezie’s best friend. She is out to get even with her ex-boyfriend, Reddy, a con man who swindles all her property and disappeared. All that was left with Bebe was her Tybee Island 1950- era motel, and a broken heart. Bebe is accompanied by Weezie on a road trip to Fort Lauderdale. Their road trip becomes an interesting journey down south as they are joined by a heroine and few other funny characters. The central character Bebe gets easily lured by handsome men. Her dreaminess in love lands her to the threshold of bankruptcy. Not only is she cheated, her dignity gets shattered too.

The friends land up at Breeze Inn in the Tybee Island. The motel is totally rundown and Harry Sorrentino is the manager-cum-caretaker. Harry is a fisherman who is working temporarily at the motel to collect money to buy his boat back. Bebe and Weezie start making changes at the inn. This does not go down well with Harry. Bebe wants to sell the in and get good money. Harry insists on remodeling the property and running it. Bebe traces the whereabouts of Reddy in Florida, with the help of their lawyer. Finally, Bebe with the help of Weezie, Harry, and her grandfather, trace Reddy and get even with him.

The novel is a good amalgamation of emotional drama and fun. The attraction between Harry and Bebo grows, and readers also get a message to learn. Life is good as long as you enjoy what you are doing, material things can thence, take a back seat.

Blue Christmas-(Book 3) – Published 2006:
This cheerful novel witnesses the return of the stars of the Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze series. The story takes off a week before Christmas. The Savannah Historical district widow contest is round the corner and Weezie, the antique dealer is all set to win it. She is facing tough competition from other antique stores and is geared for a comeback. Weezie puts up a fabulous display. It takes days of toil and labor to achieve the stunning results. She displays a Christmas/ Graceland motif and decorates it with retro titbits. Suddenly, the items start disappearing from the Christmas Motif .

Weezie has an intruder in her store at midnight. Meanwhile, Weezie is expecting an engagement ring from her chef boyfriend. Daniel, her boyfriend is far from concerned. Though Weezie is determined to make this Christmas an awesome one, she has obstacles to overcome. Moreover, her odd family is of no help. Weezie desperately wants to go out for a holiday with her Daniel. He somehow is disinterested. There are some unhappy memories associated with Christmas that hounds Daniel. There are some other endearing twists in the novel like the gay neighbors which Weezie has. She seeks the help of her friend Bebe and her dog Jericho to solve the mysteries.

This is a complete holiday book to be read at a leisurely pace. The novel is fun, characters are hilarious and crazy. The male voices seem overwhelming, though. The mysterious lady visiting Weezie’s house adds mystery, intrigue, and suspense to the plot.

Wrap-up:
The Weezie and Bebe Mystery series are light and fun to read. The author maintains the southern touch in all her books. She uses a lot of locations from her real life, in her books. The historical and antique feel of the novels are enriching and the whacky sense of humor balance out the suspense. The stories are usually centered on the two women, Weezie and Bebe, who have loved, lost, and emerged back again. These books are highly recommended for fans of authors like Fannie Flagg, Emily Giffin, Adriana Trigiani, Rebecca Wells and Jennifer Crusie.

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