MURDER GETS A LIFE, by Anne George

A “Southern Sisters" novel, with all the Alabam-ese you could possibly stand. Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, sniping siblings with more comebacks than a has-been movie comic, find themselves embroiled in a mess of weirdness when Mary Alice’s boy Ray gets hitched to beautiful Sunshine Dabbs. Her mother is a porn star, her meemaw and pawpaw (grandmother and grandfather to you non-southerners) live in adjacent trailers, and something is obviously rotten in the trailer park when a faux-Indian chief appears totally dead in meemaw’s kitchen. A daring escape (oops, almost told you how) caps it all off. I like stories that don’t end well for everyone; this fills the bill. It’s a fun-filled 4.