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Subject: House cleaning mysteries
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 9:35 AM ET
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I need help in identifying a mystery series.  The heroine is a house cleaner or maid or owns a cleaning service like that, and so she has "access" to different homes, allowing her to snoop around when need be.  Does this sound familliar?  Can anyone point me in the right direction about this book series?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 11:12 AM ET
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Kathy Hogan Trocheck (AKA Mary Kay Andrews) wrote the Callahan Garrity series. The main character owned a cleaning business in Atlanta. The series, now defunct, contained eight books.

Here's a link to other mysteries featuring "domestics and servants":



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Date Posted: 5/10/2009 12:37 PM ET
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There is the Lois Meade series by Ann Purser.  I believe the series begins with "Murder on Monday".  They are set in England.

Date Posted: 5/10/2009 1:31 PM ET
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Barbara Colley

Click on the link

Date Posted: 5/11/2009 5:50 AM ET
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Thanks everybody!!!  I knew I'd get great info. 

Date Posted: 5/17/2009 4:27 PM ET
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The Ann Purser series is really good, and since she used all the days of the week, she continued with Warning at One and Tragedy at Two.  This could go on and on (let's hope).

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 2:13 PM ET
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The main character, Lily Bard, in the Shakespeare's Series, is a housecleaner, tho she's a much deeper character too.  I'm nearly finished with Shakespeare's Landlord, the first one.

Date Posted: 5/18/2009 8:09 PM ET
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Yes, the Ann Purser series is the one you want.  It is excellent!!  I'm waiting for Warning at One after reading all the "day" books.