Ex-Atlanta cop-turned-house-cleaning entrepreneur Callahan Garrity doesn't know what she is getting for Christmas, but she never expects the gift that arrives at her door: her estranged, ne'er-do-well brother, Brian, and his adorable three-year-old daughter, Maura. A rebel who's been in and out of trouble most of his life, Brian's deep in it now since he illegally abducted Maura from under the nose of his shrewish former wife.
When the beautiful child's mother is found murdered, the police come looking for Brian. And now, to save her brother and her holiday, Callahan -- along with her irascible mom, Edna, and a gaggle of House Mouse employees -- must uncover the truth and a killer, even if it means digging around the roots of her own family tree and exposing the rot underneath.
|Series:||Callahan Garrity Series , #7|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Kathy Hogan Trocheck is the author of ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series. A former reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she is also the author of Little Bitty Lies and the Edgar®- and Macavity-nominated Savannah Blues, under the name Mary Kay Andrews.
Date of Birth:July 27, 1954
Place of Birth:Tampa, Florida
Education:B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first time that I had read one of the Callahan Garrity mysteries, so I was skeptical when I recieved this book for Christmas from my sister. However, I decided to give the book a try and I could NOT stop reading!! I was so intrigued with this book that I finished it in one and a half days (I had to sleep). I can't wait to buy another book in this series from Barnes and Noble.
I love to read southern lit by southern authors. I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Mary Kay Andrews. This mystery with all the family drama did not let me down. It drew me in and kept me so intrigued that it was hard to put down. The story seemed so real. There was a little humor and you wonder how people get themselves into such trouble. There's prostitution, cursing,murder, child snatching, breaking and entering, but not alot of sex. I did not guess the ending. However, just so you know...I do have a problem with using the F word and God's name being taken in vain. In this case it was rough men using it and I know its realistic but now I can't recomend this one to my Mom. She'll toss it at the first "bad" word. Also there is a scene where there's a porn vhs tape veiwing.