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Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse (Southern Cousins Mysteries) (edition 2012)

by Peggy Webb

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Title:Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse (Southern Cousins Mysteries)
Authors:Peggy Webb
Info:Kensington (2012), Hardcover, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:read in 2012-12, mystery, 12 in 12 Challenge, Early Reviewers

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An ok read, finally some closure to Callie and Champ an Jack. Elvis is rather mean not always a good hound dog and Lovie and Rocky makeup at the very last page literally. Ok not fantastic. ( )
  nraichlin | Jan 26, 2016 |
Synopsis: Cali and Uncle Charlie are tapped to play Santa and his Elf for a children's benefit. Before they even get started, Rudolph (the hardware store owner in costume) is electrocuted and Charlie is badly injured. Cali, Lovie, Mama and Fayrene must find out who is out to kill the Santas (real and statuary) in their small town. Elvis helps with the investigation and plays matchmaker between Cali and Jack.
Review: This was a lot of fun to read, particularly Fayrene's malapropisms, references to Elvis's songs, and the too true descriptions of life in a small town. ( )
  DrLed | Jan 27, 2015 |
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Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse is the fifth in the "Southern Cousins" mystery series. It does stand on it's own but I usually prefer to have read the rest of the series so that I know the background. However, I generally love cosy mysteries that are set around the holidays.
This one took some getting used to because the bassett hound has his own chapters and believes that he is Elvis reincarnated as a dog. He regularly "talks" in song titles (many of which I am not familiar).
The human characters, while being very close to too over-the-top, are pretty entertaining and quirky.
All in all, this wasn't my favorite but was fine to spend an evening with while it was snowing outside. ( )
  kcaroth1 | Feb 8, 2013 |
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A very cute story of Callie and her basset hound, Elvis, who solve murders. They volunteer at the mall with their family for a Christmas charity event. When Uncle Charlie sits on Santa's throne, a short causes a murder and Callie and Elvis are off to solve the murder with help from Callie's cousin Lovie and her almost ex-husband Jack.
The story is very cute and fun. It woud definitely help to read the whole series before reading this book, though and a reader needs to be in the right mood for the very fast dialogue of the story. ( )
  donna47 | Jan 20, 2013 |
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Great cozy book for Elvis fans! This was the first Southern Cousins Mystery I've read and although it can stand alone, I would recommend reading the first books in the series. In this installment of the series, someone has murdered Rudolph and Santa at the local mall. Because her uncle almost meets the same plight, sleuth Callie Valentine Jones and her cousin Lovie conspire to find the killer. They are helped by Callie's faithful basset hound Elvis and her almost-ex Jack. Full of quirky characters and Elvis songs, "Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse" is just what Santa ordered for cozy readers by the fireplace. ( )
  DarcyO | Jan 5, 2013 |
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Someone's ringing slay bells and Callie, her bodacious Cousin Lovie, and Elvis the basset hound who believes he's the King reincarnated must go on the hunt for a killer who's anything but jolly.

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