The exposition continues at the party where we meet the best friend, the snooty neighbors, and the hostess' sister...and suddenly college educated Maggie finds herself being offered up as a housekeeper to the eccentric neighbors. Although the idea of cleaning toilets isn’t pleasant, she decides that the extra money might be worth it. Of course the fact that the husband keeps a locked room that could pass as a torture chamber should probably have given her second thoughts, but...
Suddenly there is a murder mystery to occupy Maggie, who turns out to be the alibi for the individual accused of the murder. As she attempts to help prove the accused's innocence, she also battles with drop-in relatives. Her brother, in-laws and friends add an unbeatable cast of characters to this well written mystery that will definitely lighten your day.
Author Hart does a great job balancing humor and mystery as well as narrative and dialogue. Her ability to keep the humor going throughout the story kept me chuckling until the last page, but it did not take away from the well plotted mystery. Her characters’ descriptions made me feel as though I could recognize any of them if they ever crossed my path. In fact, I would love a glimpse of ex-Navy Seal Neil, because he seems a bit too good to be true.
I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that this Laundry Hag series has a new fan, and I will definitely check out the next book as soon as I can.
Publisher - Amazon Digital Services LLC
Date of Publication - July 21, 2011