The Tea-Olive Bird-Watching Society by Augusta Trobaugh

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“Delightful.” BOOKLIST“Readers will laugh at the antics of steel magnolia vigilante justice as the tea-toting, bible-quoting ladies fumble and bumble in their endeavor to protect their cohort and town . . . . the classic good rural vs. evil-urban premise makes for a fine, polite (sort of like a southern contemporary Arsenic and Old Lace) . . . tale.” – Harriet Klausner Book Reviews Coconut cake, grits, poisoned turtle stew and bird-watching . . . the ladies of tiny Tea-Olive, Georgia share a lot of interests, including murder.Retired judge L. Hyson Breed, a Yankee, picked the wrong Southern woman to trick, bully and steal from. The members of the Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society plot revenge after the judge’s marriage to their friend, Sweet, turns out to be a greedy grab for her land and for control of their town. To the rescue: Beulah, Zion and Wildwood (all named after hymns, as is Sweet). The only problem? The wannabe murderers are southern matrons from a more civilized generation. How does one remain polite even while planning to kill a man and get away with it? Augusta Trobaugh is the acclaimed author of these southern novels also from Bell Bridge Books SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN MUSIC FROM BEYOND THE MOONRIVER JORDANRESTING IN THE BOSOM OF THE LAMBSWAN PLACEPRAISE JERUSALEM!

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AUGUSTA TROBAUGH is the author of five previous novels: "River Jordan, Swan Place, Sophie and the Rising Sun" (a Barnes & Noble Discover New Authors pick), "Resting in the Bosom of the Lamb," and "Praise Jerusalem!," a semifinalist in the 1993 Pirates Alley Faulkner Competition.
Published June 30, 2012 by Bell Bridge Books. 216 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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When Sweet is spotted with a bruised eye, the ladies take action and plot ways of murdering the hateful old judge, first by poisoning his turtle stew (they have to get a large turtle and try to kill it first), then by letting the judge’s bull out of its pen to trample him.

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