Midnight Clear

Midnight Clear

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by Mary Kay Andrews
     
 

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In this heartwarming, suspenseful, and hilarious novel, Callahan Garrity and the outrageous band of "girls" in her Atlanta cleaning crew join together during the Christmas rush to prove that her trailer-trash brother didn't kill his even trashier estranged wife.

It's a few days before Christmas, and sometime sleuth/full-time cleaning lady

Overview

In this heartwarming, suspenseful, and hilarious novel, Callahan Garrity and the outrageous band of "girls" in her Atlanta cleaning crew join together during the Christmas rush to prove that her trailer-trash brother didn't kill his even trashier estranged wife.

It's a few days before Christmas, and sometime sleuth/full-time cleaning lady Callahan Garrity has things under control for a change, until her ne'er-do-well brother, Brian, shows up. He's kidnapped his toddler daughter, Maura, from his estranged wife, a vengeful shrew with the law on her side.

When his ex-wife is found dead, the cops suspect Brian. To save her brother and her holiday, Callahan, along with her irascible mom, Edna, and a gaggle of House Mouse employees, will crisscross yuletide Atlanta, going everywhere the search for truth leads.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
Midnight Clear explores the family ties that bind and blind...[It] will make you laugh, make you cry, make you mad, and make you wonder right up until the very last page.”
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“A strong series that is liberally laced with unusual characters, snappy dialogue, and wry Southern humor. Midnight Clear is a Christmas mystery that can be relished year-round.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A five-star read...wonderful.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062195142
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Series:
Callahan Garrity Series, #7
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
152,929
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels, most recently The Weekenders, as well as 10 critically acclaimed mysteries. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia
Date of Birth:
July 27, 1954
Place of Birth:
Tampa, Florida
Education:
B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
Website:
http://www.MaryKayAndrews.com

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Midnight Clear 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
avidreaderGF More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book by Mary Kay Andrews. She never disappoints. I wish she would write faster.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Callahan Garrity series and have one more to go (have not read them in order). They could be a standalone; however, once you start reading them, you will want to read them all to learn the crazy colorful southern characters. Again, Callahan solves a mystery as she has a nose for being digging and finding clues to get her murderer. (she owns a cleaning service House Mouse as well as being a PI-former cop). This time the investigation hits home as involves her long lost brother Brian, his 3 yr. old daughter, and a murdered sister in law, and an array of shady characters. Set in Atlanta, Edna the mom and all the House Mouse crew come together to solve this mystery with lots of humor and some Christmas cheer. Whether writing as Mary Kay Andrews or Kathy Hogan Trocheck –she knows southern humor! The audio version was very well done.