Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Elvis Visits Graceland - Elvis and the Mephis Mambo Murders Review

TITLE: Elvis and the Memphis Mambo Murders (A Southern Cousins Mystery #3)
AUTHOR: Peggy Webb
PUBLISHER: Kensington
PUBLISHING DATE: October 1, 2010

FROM GOODREADS: Elvis--the king of sleuthing basset hounds--is back in this third mystery as he, Callie Valentine Jones, and the gang head to Memphis to keep Mama out of trouble at the regional dance competition. But someone is knocking off dancers, so Callie goes undercover to catch a killer.

MY THOUGHTS: 
I love love love Elvis so much! (the dog, not the singer). But are they really one in the same?

So it's been a while since I read this and I can't believe I haven't reviewed it. Once again Callie and the gang get mixed up in the middle of a murderous mess. Seriously, if I were these people, I'd be afraid to go out of the house. Callie's mother has entered a ballroom dancing contest so most of the family, Elvis the basset included, head to Memphis for the competition. However, suddenly the contestants start dropping like flies and Callie fears her mother is next.

This book was a lot of fun and even though I nailed the perp on the head, I still enjoyed the ride. I love the characters who are all full of southern charm and quirks. Once again I think Callie's cousin and best friend Lovie steals the show and I'm curious to see if Callie's mother and uncle ever become romantically involved - the tension is definitely there. However, it's no surprise that Elvis once again is the star of this novel. After every few chapters, the author inserts a chapter written in Elvis' POV. These little interludes are always very pertinent to the plot and are a blast.

I will be grabbing the next installment when I hit my not-so-local library in a few weeks. 


RATING: 4 PAWS

 

13 comments:

  1. I really have to try this series. :)

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  2. I love this, it sounds like so much fun! Elvis is the perfect name for a basset hound, now that I think about it:-)

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    1. It is and he is definitely an Elvis.

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  3. I really need to start this series. I have the first book ready to go as soon as I can squeeze it in. I am glad you enjoyed this one.

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    1. Yes, start it soon. I want to see what some other people think.

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  4. Love basset hounds! And a sleuthing one? So much the better. :)

    Looks fun.

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    1. The chapters told from his POV are hilarious!

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  5. I love the sound of Elvis. I think book 1 is already on my wishlist!

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    1. Cool. I think you'd like Elvis a lot. He hates cats too.

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  6. Hi there!

    I found you on the MOnday link up with Dual Reads.

    I love that cover, and it sounds like a fun book!

    Lovely to meet you!

    Luv
    Sassy
    Alternative-Read.com

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    1. So glad you stopped by. I'll be checking out your blog as well :)

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