Oct 16, 2014

Book Review: Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James

Bless Her Dead Little Heart
Title: Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James
Published October 7, 2014; Berkley
Genre: cozy mystery

Athena, Mississippi. An all-new mystery featuring Miss An’gel and Miss Dickce Ducote, two snoopy sisters who are always ready to lend a helping hand. But when a stressed socialite brings murder right to their doorstep, even they have trouble maintaining their Southern hospitality…

My comments: This setting and theme is based on an Agatha Christie plan - all the possible murder suspects are in the same house, where the murders take place. The two elderly Southern sisters in their eighties, An'gel and Dickce (pronounced An-Gell and Dixie), try to determine which one or ones of their guests are the culprits.

Interesting and unusual characters, a good plot that unrolls gradually but inevitably to a surprise conclusion and suspect, a good Southern atmosphere and setting - quite a good cozy read. I recommend it!

Objective rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for a review copy of the book for their book tour. 


  1. I love this kind of story where everyone's stuck in the same place. And the title is perfect.

  2. I'm glad that you enjoyed this, Harvee. It sounds like a super fun cozy!

  3. This is another one that I will recommend to my wife.

    I really like the cover on this one!

  4. Similar to Agatha Christie, interesting and unusual characters, Southern atmosphere and setting...sounds like a winner!


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