Strange Brew - Callahan Garrity, Bk 6 Author:Kathy Hogan Trocheck The winds of change are blowing, bringing gentrification to Callahan Garrity's funky Atlanta neighborhood. Though it probably won't harm her House Mouse housecleaning service, not everyone welcomes the rebirth. And when the body of a murdered microbrewer is discovered in the aftermath of a furious Halloween gale, suspicion falls on the a... more »ging "flower child" shopkeeper whom the victim put out of business.
A former cop, Callahan isn't as quick to condemn a colorful local character as some law officers still on the force. But her investigative zeal is stirring up secrets that are forcing her to reassess old friendships and a one-time love -- and is brewing up more lethal trouble than Callahan and her "mice" can safely swallow.« less
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.
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.