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The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama is fabulously fun! Not only is it a clever mystery, but it’s a great romp through pop culture and Elvis mania, chock full of Southern charm. Cleo Tidwell is a great, quirky narrator whose wit and charm — not to mention her propensity to get into trouble — will put readers in mind of Stephanie Plum.
Here's a taste:
Who knew one gaudy Velvet Elvis could lead to such a heap of haunted trouble?
When Cleo Tidwell said, “I do,” for the third time, she had no idea her marriage vows would be tested by a tacky piece of art. But Cleo’s not the kind of woman to let a velvet-offense-against-good-taste just
hang — oh no, she’s on a mission to oust the King. Trouble is, Elvis won’t leave the building. And he’s attractin’ all manner of kooks, fanatics, and lookie loos to Cleo’s doorstep, including the entire congregation of the Church of the Blue Suede Shoes.
Everyone wants a piece of the painting, but Cleo’s starting to suspect that whatever’s haunting the Velvet Elvis wants a piece of her husband. Why else would her hubby trade in his car for a ’56 pink
Caddy, moonlight as an Elvis impersonator, and develop a sudden hankering for fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches? Certainly it can’t be anything as simple as a mid-life crisis, because Cleo is not getting divorced again — her mother would never let her hear the end of it.
Cleo’s life is all shook up by crazies with death threats, psychic warnings “from beyond,” kidnapping attempts, invitations to join the Blue Shoe Loonies, and even murder! Cleo’s in a fight for her life, her
marriage, and the perseverance of good taste everywhere.
"Sullivan is the new mistress of humor in horor and in the paranormal."
--Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing
"Cleo Tidwell has taste, sass, and heart. Unfortunately, she also has a velvet painting of Elvis. So begins a fast-paced, fun, and compulsively readable romp. The Burg gave us Stephanie Plum, Las Vegas gave us Lucky O'Toole, and now, Allister, AL, presents us with Cleo Tidwell."—Lane Robins, award winning author of Maledicte and the Shadows Inquiries series (as Lyn Benedict)
"Grab a peanut butter and banana sandwich and settle in for a cozy mystery full of zany characters, haunted paintings, and a big dose of Southern humor."
-Heidi Ruby Miller, author of Greenshift and Ambasadora
“Sullivan's debut novel gives us Cleo Tidwell, a Southern belle with spunk, a gorgeous old Victorian house, and a haunted Velvet Elvis. You'll love this heroine and her quirky family and be clamoring for more!"—Rebecca Roland, author of Shards of History
"Quirky mixed with humor, treachery, and adventure. Susan Abel Sullivan could very well be the Janet Evanovich of the Paranormal Mystery genre."
--Sherry Peters, author of "Silencing Your Inner Saboteur"
"Imaginative, suspenseful, and funny ... a must-have addition to your to-be-read stack."
--Kelly L. Stone, author of Grave Secret and Time to Write: No Excuses, No Distractions, No More Blank Pages
"After you read this uproarious ghost tale, you'll never look at a velvet Elvis the same way again."
--Jason Jack Miller, award-winning author of Hellbender and The Devil and Preston Black
"This book is full of twists and turns that I did not expect. The
southern euphemisms throughout the book had me rolling."
--Pezz Rambles, http://pezzrambles.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/review-arc-the-haunted-housewives-of-allister-alabama-cleo-tidwell-paranormal-mystery-1/
New Myths.com: "Haunted Housewives is a wonderful romp of a ghost story and quite possibly the funniest novel I've read since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
The Jeep Diva.com: "The story is laugh out loud funny, with solidly defined characters, each more quirky and oddly enjoyable than the last."
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