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Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She's also a former cop and a part-time sleuth, and she and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set.
Callahan is on the job when her client announces that her pretty, nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared—along with jewelry, silver, and some sensitive real-estate documents.
Soon Callahan and her crew of eccentric cleaners are involved in a job messier than any they've ever encountered. Illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams— it's going to require some industrial-strength sleuthing on Callahan's part to solve this one.
About 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.
Date of Birth:July 27, 1954
Place of Birth:Tampa, Florida
Education:B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very enjoyable read. Callahan Garrity is a cop turned private eye turned owner of a housekeeping service. She and her employees/family are often a bit quirky. Loved the main characters in this series. Good plot. Unlike some mysteries, this one was easy to keep track of who, what, where when and why. Story is told with a bit of humor. Can't wait to start the next book in the series. My only criticism is that regarding her breast cancer scare, there was never any answer to the question of whether or not the lump was benign or CA. Callahan left the hospital AMA and never did talk to the doctor. I can only assume everything was OK since there are 7 more books in this series.
Kathy H Trocheck is known today as Mary Kay Andrews, and this is one of her earlier books which features Callahan Garrity. Callahan is an unlikely detective, as she runs a house cleaning service with over-the-hill ladies, but murder and mayhem interrupt the cleaning. The series has many fascinating characters and the situations create scenes of laughter. Of course, Callahan has her fill of problems, such as a perfect sister and a cancer scare and no boyfriend in sight. Who knows what the next caper will be?
I LOVED this book. I have always been a fan of Mary Kay Andrews so I was so excited to see that she published this series that was originally under another name of hers. This book reminded me a lot of the Stephanie Plum books (huge fan btw). It had action, comedy, and a little love. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Keep them coming Andrews!