This past Saturday I went to the library to return a book and look for
some others. I enjoy reading and try to vary the genres, but there are
times when I am really in the mood for a cozy mystery. I was having
a hard time deciding which titles, and which authors to choose, when
I took a title off the shelf...
Murder Gets a Life by Anne George. The cover states that it is a
Southern Sisters Mystery. While that description intrigued me,
what really convinced me to grab a few of her titles was that Anne
is an Agatha Award winner.
The Agatha Awards are named after beloved mystery writer
Agatha Christie and are handed out yearly to authors of cozy
mysteries. After learning of this honor, I decided to give four
of her titles a go.
I started with Murder Gets a Life and I was already chuckling by page two.
I needed a chuckle too because I was stuck in bed with a fever and a sore
throat all day yesterday. In between naps, I reached for the book.
I did a bit of research and learned that Anne was also a poet and her
her collection of poetry Some of it is True, was nominated for the
Pulitzer Prize in 1993. She was also Alabama's 1994 state poet.
Sadly, Anne passed away in 2001 of complications during heart surgery.
How did it take me so long to discover Anne George? I don't know
why it did, but I am happy that I have found her now.
Today is my first day out of bed. I am feeling better, but I don't want
to over do it and relapse. I have to get better soon because my
8 foot tall ginger was damaged during our freezing cold temps
and will need to be cut down. It makes me sick, but what else can
I do? It will grow back no doubt, but it will take a while :-(
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley