Homemade sin

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In her third outing, Callahan Garrity, Atlanta's wry, earthy cleaning lady cum sleuth, turns her own family - and a ruthless murderer - against her when she insists on investigating the carjacking death of her favorite cousin.Usually Callahan's nosy mother, Edna, who helps her run the House Mouse cleaning service, loves nothing better than kibbitzing her cases. But when Callahan's beloved cousin, Patti McNair, the prototypical suburban homemaker, is killed during a carjacking in an Atlanta ghetto, Edna and the rest of the family are incensed that Callahan insists on keeping the wounds open by probing for explanations of a death that seems as inexlicable as it is tragic. Callahan couldn't pick a less promising case to be stubborn about, either. The only lead comes from Patti's learning-disabled son, Dylan, who vaguely remembers his mother's attacker as a black man wearing a hat.With the help of the outrageous band of "girls" in her employ, Callahan learns that Patti and her husband, Bruce, a high-living lawyer, had anything but the idyllic home life that everyone, their relatives included, thought they did. Patti may have been getting more than just priestly counsel from her confidant, the charming Father Mart. Bruce is keeping secrets, too - shady new business associates and an affair that doesn't seem to be as far in the past as he insists it is. When Callahan has a chilling encounter with a trigger-happy gang leader, she realizes not only that she can find Patti's murderer but that she'd better do it fast, before she joins Patti in the family plot.While Callahan strives to solve the case and stay alive, we're treated to a splendidly evoked backdrop of the New South, where antebellum and postmodern collide. As always, though, Callahan herself is center stage - homespun yet street-smart, equally adept among Atlanta's country club set and its stone-cold inner-city gangsters. Callahan's at her forthright, feisty best in Kathy Trocheck's most ambitious, trenchant book yet.
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Grouped Work IDf28de631-f7a1-3e8e-abbe-c08e6e1fe278
Grouping Titlehomemade sin
Grouping Authortrocheck kathy hogan
Grouping Categorybook
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auth_author2Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954-
Huber, Hillary.
authorTrocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-
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display_descriptionCallahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She's also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set. Some people might call Callahan Garrity nosy, but she prefers to think of her tendency toward snooping as a healthy interest in the truth. So when news reaches her of her cousin Patti's death during a carjacking, Callahan shakes off her House Mouse cleaning uniform to don her detective's cap. It's not that she doesn't have confidence in the Atlanta police - she used to be among their ranks - but the crime is too incongruous with Patti's suburban life to seem like a random incident.
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seriesCallahan Garrity mysteries
series_with_volumeCallahan Garrity mysteries|3
subject_facetAtlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction
Cleaning personnel -- Fiction
Garrity, Callahan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Women cleaning personnel -- Fiction
Women detectives -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Fiction
title_displayHomemade sin
title_fullHomemade sin / Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Homemade sin [electronic resource] / Mary Kay Andrews, writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck
title_shortHomemade sin
topic_facetCleaning personnel
Garrity, Callahan (Fictitious character)
Mystery fiction
Women cleaning personnel
Women detectives