Scrub-a-dub Dead

Scrub-a-dub Dead

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by Barbara Colley
     
 

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Doing a favor for a friend in need has Charlotte cleaning rooms at the New Orleans Jazzy Hotel. The historic Garden District mansion is serving as a home-away-from-home for Shreveport's chapter of the Red Scarf Sorority, a group of socially elite women in their forties.

While picking up beautiful red silk scarves from the floor of a room she's cleaning,

Overview

Doing a favor for a friend in need has Charlotte cleaning rooms at the New Orleans Jazzy Hotel. The historic Garden District mansion is serving as a home-away-from-home for Shreveport's chapter of the Red Scarf Sorority, a group of socially elite women in their forties.

While picking up beautiful red silk scarves from the floor of a room she's cleaning, Charlotte is startled by the sudden arrival of its ranting and raving occupant. Charlotte is stunned into silence, until the Red Scarf Sorority comes to the rescue. The women manage to calm Tessa Morgan, who just had a run-in with her estranged husband's much younger mistress Lisa.

The next day, Charlotte gets back to work, only to learn that Lisa has been murdered, strangled by what could have been a red scarf. Now it's time for Charlotte to start scouring through clues before the person who rubbed out Lisa makes a clean getaway. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758242884
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
A Charlotte LaRue Mystery , #6
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
311,276
File size:
409 KB

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Scrub-a-Dub Dead 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Charlotte LaRue owns her own maid service in New Orleans, working in the garden district. She decided to keep her service domestic, but her friend Carrie Rogers was short staffed, and Charlotte had agreed to help clean The Jazzy Hotel for two weeks. Carrie had let Charlotte and her family flee to her country home during Hurricane Katrina. She owed Carried. Soon Charlotte finds herself in the middle of an affluent family with a lot of controversy while cleaning the hotel. Plus she runs into an old beau, Mack Sutton, as well. When Mack¿s soon to be ex-son-in-law¿s new fiancé Lisa is murdered, Charlotte ends up in the middle of the investigation. The more she tries to stay out of things, the more she gets involved. Since Mack¿s family is at the center of things, she¿s concerned how close she should get. As she gets closer to the killer, secrets begin to emerge. Can she solve the murder without finding herself as the next target? I love Charlotte. I wish she¿d come clean my house! I enjoyed this book set in a hotel. It gave lots of new characters for the story. The author did a great job of creating a web of intrigue in the middle of the murder. There were plenty of twists and turns as she eliminated suspects. I highly recommend this book and series.
BarbRN More than 1 year ago
No police force could be this inept; no one could trip over such blatant clues; no one could come and go in secured facilities. Fun read if you have time to kill, but don't expect anything more than that
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loves_a_mysteryLL More than 1 year ago
I've read several in the series. Very refreshing! Can't wait to read the next in the series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not as good as previous novels in the series. Too much emphasis on Hurricane Katrina and damage. Too much explanation about characters seen in previuos books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move to front seats and orginize papers
harstan More than 1 year ago
In New Orleans the members of the Red Scarf Sorority are staying at the Garden District¿s Jazzy Hotel where the club¿s president Tessa Morgan is being pressured by her husband Frank to sign the divorce papers. Frank plans to marry his much younger lover Lisa as soon as Tessa puts her John Hancock on the legal document ending their marriage. However, so far Tessa refuses though Frank has sent emissaries like their daughter Belinda and his secretary Margaret Green.--------------- Not long after Frank¿s latest failed attempt to disband their marriage, Lisa, who is also at the Jazzy, is found dead with a red scarf wrapped around her neck. New Orleans Homicide Detectives Gavin Brown and Judith Monroe assume Tessa committed the crime as she had motive, means and opportunity. However, Judith¿s Aunt Charlotte LaRue, owner of Maid-for-a Day domestic cleaning service thinks otherwise as this seems too simplistic. The housekeeper, who happens to be working the Jazzy as a favor to a friend Carrie Rogers who works there, uncovers other suspects such as Lisa¿s stalking former boyfriend to the chagrin of her loving niece.----------------- The whodunit takes a back seat to the cleansing antics of the heroine and the vivid descriptions of post Katrina and Rita New Orleans. Charlotte is at her best whether she is cleaning, encountering a former beau turned suspect, or just sleuthing. Though the mystery is fun but light, series fans will appreciate the heroine¿s latest escapades as she scrubs for clues not accepting that the president of the Red Scarf Sorority would commit such a dumb crime even in passion without at least cleaning the crime scene-------------- Harriet Klausner