An interesting book written by the author who now goes by Mary Kay Andrews, with such hits as Fixer Upper. This is a large print edition written from the perspective of an ex police woman who now owns a cleaning company with her mother. She still daubles in sluething. These books are about to be republished, identified as Mary Kay Andrews, aka Kathy Hogan Trochek, as her popularity has skyrocketed.
The Callahan Garrity mysteries always are a bright spot in my reading repertoire. I enjoyed the story especially the characters. The writing is fun, page turning and, for me, the story moves so briskly that I am finished before I want to be.
A Southern house-cleaning service that gets into situations of adventure featuring cleaning whiz Callahan Garrity,
ex-cop, sometimes P.I., is a romp that will leave you laughing, possibly crying. But, be forewarned, this does start out a
little slow, but like she always does, Kathy Hogan Trocheck will explain, in the end, why she put us through the boring
stuff in the beginning. 'Cause it just might help Callahan save her life.
The storyline revolves around the inhabitants of the down and out area of Atlanta near where Callaghan and her mother live.
The author depicts the struggle and horror of the lives of these people in a poignant sub-plot. The major plot involves
a twenty year old murder and its modern-day consequences. This is something that of course has been done before but
this author carries it off with her usual high skill and humour.
This series may be considered as cozies, but they have a distinct edge. The characters are fun, but also well developed,
and the plots are decent. The characters and their personalities are complex. The books improve as they go along.
Kathy Hogan Trocheck writes her other books as Mary Kay Andrews.
Cleaning lady/sleuth Callahan Garrity and her suddenly upscale neighborhood is shaken by the murder of the owner of a microbrewery. An aging flower child is accused of the crime, and it's up to Callahan to find the truth.
Cleaning lady cum sleuth Callahan Garrity has cautiously watched her seedy bohemian Atlanta neighborhood morph into a trendy haven for yuppies. But just as she fears, too much cappuccino and new money can be a bad mix. When the young owner of a microbrewery looking to score prime real estate turn up dead, neighborhood local Wuvvy, Callahan isn't prepared for the succulent secrets she finds -- shocking truths that force her to reassess old love -- as even deadlier developments surface.