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The Kingdoms of Savannah (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel

By George Dawes Green, Ariel Blake (Narrator), Jeanette Illidge (Narrator), Karen Commins (Narrator), Kathleen McInerney (Narrator), Lee Osorio (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 18, 2022

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/19/2022)
Library Binding, Large Print (11/30/2022)
Paperback (10/17/2023)

August 2022 Indie Next List

“Totally immersed myself in the deep south and long-standing family secrets with this delightful read. An engaging story with a wealth of history. Very much looking forward to more of Jaq and Ransom!”
— Kappy Kling, HearthFire Books, Evergreen, CO
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"The narrators form a kind of tag team as they voice the florid descriptions of the city, its people, and a murder investigation led by the unlikeliest of characters, high society's Morgana Musgrove, portrayed by Karen Commins." - AudioFile on The Kingdoms of Savannah

Savannah may appear to be “some town out of a fable,” with its vine flowers, turreted mansions, and ghost tours that romanticize the city’s history. But look deeper and you’ll uncover secrets, past and present, that tell a more sinister tale. It’s the story at the heart of George Dawes Green’s chilling new novel, The Kingdoms of Savannah.

It begins quietly on a balmy Southern night as some locals gather at Bo Peep’s, one of the town’s favorite watering holes. Within an hour, however, a man will be murdered and his companion will be “disappeared.” An unlikely detective, Morgana Musgrove, doyenne of Savannah society, is called upon to unravel the mystery of these crimes. Morgana is an imperious, demanding, and conniving woman, whose four grown children are weary of her schemes. But one by one she inveigles them into helping with her investigation, and soon the family uncovers some terrifying truths—truths that will rock Savannah’s power structure to its core.

Moving from the homeless encampments that ring the city to the stately homes of Savannah’s elite, Green’s novel brilliantly depicts the underbelly of a city with a dark history and the strangely mesmerizing dysfunction of a complex family.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books