Good, Clean, Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Living on her own for her first time, Bible School student Jane cleans houses to make ends meet. But being independent brings big trials, like falling for a handsome professor, dealing with an obnoxious roommate, and then there's the dead bodies.

Who knew being housekeeper to wealthy owners of a Roly Burger franchise would mean sweeping up clues to their death, while ministering to the needs of their heirs? This is one big mess that Jane is ...

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Good, Clean, Murder: A Plain Jane Mystery

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Overview

Living on her own for her first time, Bible School student Jane cleans houses to make ends meet. But being independent brings big trials, like falling for a handsome professor, dealing with an obnoxious roommate, and then there's the dead bodies.

Who knew being housekeeper to wealthy owners of a Roly Burger franchise would mean sweeping up clues to their death, while ministering to the needs of their heirs? This is one big mess that Jane is intent on cleaning up before things get even worse.

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cozymysterymagazine.blogspot.com - CL Ragsdale
"...If that all sounds very entertaining it’s because it is, and yes I liked this book a lot. Jane is a heroine we can all relate to because if we are honest we have all been in her position. Young, making mistakes, okay a lot of mistakes, and learning the hard lesson (hopefully) that wanting God’s Will in your life is not the same thing as allowing God to do His Will in your life...Jane’s misadventures are hilarious..."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045477512
  • Publisher: Traci Tyne Hilton
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Series: Plain Jane Mysteries, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,976
  • File size: 746 KB

Meet the Author

Traci Tyne Hilton is an award winning playwright from Portland, Oregon. Traci earned a degree in History from Portland State University and still lives in the rainiest part of the Pacific Northwest. She has written grant proposals, blogs, essays on etymology, Bible studies, Sunday School curriculum, novels, short stories, history essays, and plays. She hopes to do many more of the above, God willing and the creek don't rise. More of Traci's work can be found at http://www.tracihilton.com Traci's photo by http://www.facebook.com/jessiekirkphotography?sk=wall#!/jessiekirkphotography?sk=info

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Christian, murder, romance, 198 pages

    I do not know why authors depict Christian women as bland, mousey, timid, uncertain, with no commen sense and always obedient to parents, all males and authority figures. They do not wear fashionable clothing, make up or jewelery, never have high end jobs, have no sense of humor or desires of their own. That is the heroine of this book down to a T. This Christian, murder, romance was 198 pages of not much. The murder(s) was insipid and almost completely ignored. The business deal never concluded. The characters are either perfection or completely flawed, both of which were unlikable. These grown ups acted like spoiled five year olds. There was a lot of Christianity though. I usually enjoy a book that is well edited and clean, this took it too far, the heroine was appalled because of having one kiss. She acted like her lips were going to rot off. There are no adult themes in this book. I found it asinine and boring. For ages 12 and up.

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    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton is an enjoyable book wi

    Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton is an enjoyable book with murder, romance, and a young lady who seems to attract trouble like bees to honey. Jane is twenty, living on her own, and cleaning houses to pay for all her expenses. Her well to do parents would be happy to pay for her education but they would require her to attend a big university and she only wants to attend Bible College to prepare to be a missionary. At the beginning of the book she goes to her first house cleaning job for the day and when she goes into the master bedroom to get the sheets for the laundry she uncovers the owner of the house dead in bed. When the paramedics arrive, they find the wife in the bathroom and she is also dead. Were they murdered or did they both just happen to have heart attacks at the same time?




    Jane attends college at night and on the first night of her last semester she learns that the class was canceled. A handsome, young, professor is teaching the class that is offered to take the place of the canceled class. Immediately there is an attraction between Jane and the professor but students are not allowed to date faculty and this lead to lots of problems for the pair. The solution to the problem is quite interesting and even funny.




    Jane’s roommate has not been paying the rent and has left town with Jane’s half of the rent money after they were evicted. With no where to live and no money, Jane moves into the home of the murder victims to be a live-in maid for the son, daughter, and sister-in-law of the dead couple. Jane is determined to solve the mystery of the deaths and to minister to the son and daughter of the dead couple.




    The author did a good job developing the plot and characters. The dialogue many times had me laughing out loud. Other times I could feel Jane’s frustration and pain. The mystery of the murders kept me guessing as to who murdered the couple and why, if they were murdered and did not die of natural causes. The romance in the book was handled in such a way that kept me cheering for Jane and the professor and many times their actions had me shaking my head or laughing at them. I really liked the way that the author kept Jane centered in her belief in God. With all the craziness that happened to Jane, she still took time each day for her quiet time with God and she truly believed that God would make a way. There were some surprises in the ending but it was a good ending.




    I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, clean, Christian story that involves suspense, a good bit of humor, and enough romance to keep things interesting.




    Thank you to the author, Traci Tyne Hilton, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    I love cozy mysteries and with a free ebook, my anticipiation wa

    I love cozy mysteries and with a free ebook, my anticipiation was running high; however after finishing the book, I felt deflated and somewhat cheated. I loved the character of Jane and found myself throughout the book more concerned about her life and her life choices rather on the whodunit. I felt the "mystery portion" of the story boring, I felt there was not enough depth in the family characters or whodunit and why storyline.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    boring

    It was supposed to be about a possible murder and all the book seemed to talk about was her school and joining a mission or something I became bored and deleted book. Only made it half way through and not much said on the murder BORING

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2013

    Good, Clean Murder. A plain Jane Mystery by Traci Tyne Hilton **

    Good, Clean Murder. A plain Jane Mystery by Traci Tyne Hilton ****
    A good clean fun read. Jane, who works for a dysfunction family as a housekeeper, shows up for work only to find them dead. She is left to deal with two irresponsible college kids and an overbearing bossy sister in law. While trying to work her way through Bible College herself, the quite life she has lead is no more. Not only is their drama at work, her personal life is starting to go crazy. She tries to mentor to the family, she is evicted because her roommate stole the rent money and now she’s in trouble at school. If you want an easy read full of mystery, Christian faith and a little romance then this is it.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    cute-definitely clean

    I would read more books by this author.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    O.k

    It was ok. A little slow,it needed a little editting. A page was missing from the story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    3*

    It was okay. Kept my interest but something was off. Just did not really like any of the characters. Would not want to be friends with any of them. Her parents were awful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Kinda of slow

    200 pages. Starts to get your atention. But it never reslly grabs it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    wonderful

    This book is a great story. Everyone should read it if you do not like it well i do............

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    A real plain read; nothing to brag about and boring.

    A real plain read; nothing to brag about and boring.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2013

    Traci Tyne Hilton has the amazing ability to create characters y

    Traci Tyne Hilton has the amazing ability to create characters you can't help but adore and the characters in Good, Clean Murder are no different. From the first chapter, I couldn't help but love Jane. Not only are the characters well-developed in this story, but the story itself is an excellent one. Those that love cozy mysteries are going to love this book. Best of all, it's FREE! If you're looking for the next cozy mystery series to get wrapped up in, this one is a great choice.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Good beach read

    Light, clean reading - kept my interest and it's a fun book!

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  • Posted March 28, 2015

    Would recommend - great light reading. Check it out.

    The book is so good. It's light reading and a good story. I've enjoyed reading it and will read more from Traci Tyne Hilton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Good read

    It's not a James Patterson book but it is a good read.

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  • Posted February 18, 2015

    I love a good, clean mystery with a bit of mayhem mixed in, and

    I love a good, clean mystery with a bit of mayhem mixed in, and hoo boy, has Traci Tyne Hilton ever done it. Well, actually, she didn't done it, but she did write the who done it.

    Jane Adler is a hard-working college girl with one desire: To become a missionary. To get there, she had to defy her parent's wishes to go to college in Phoenix, AZ, earning her the dubious distinction of being one of the few people on the planet to turn down a fully paid trip to a "real" college.

    Thus it was that she became a housekeeper. And because she was the housekeeper for the Crawfords, owners of Big Bob's Hamburgers, she's the one who discovered Big Bob's body. And then Pamela's.

    When she attends her first evening class, Ministry to Hurting Families, under the tutelage of Isaac Daniels--what a dimpled dreamboat! She tries to concentrate on what he's saying, but the long glances he throws at her plus the murders she found that morning adds up to too much distraction to concentrate. After class he stops to talk to her. She explains her distraction in terms of the dead bodies. He says she should minister to the families--what a good practice situation for this class!

    Things only become more tangled after that. You should definitely buy this one. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Who really has a life like this.

    Easy read, solved murder myself very early on and finished book for conformation purposes only






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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Easy read

    Keeps you interested.clean I think I want a cheeseburger....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Too silly

    I did not finish this book, it was too silly for me

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Fun mystery

    I enjoyed this fun mystery. The book was full of enjoyable characters but don't expect deep psychological insights. Just a cozy read.

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