Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: STEAMED (A MAID IN LA MYSTERY) by Holly Jacobs

Quincy Mac is a maid in LA--a maid who's accidentally cleaned a murder scene.  Now she's a murder suspect with only one option--find the real murderer before she ends up in jail for a crime she didn't commit.  Quincy came to LA looking for fame and fortune. What she's found is infamy and misfortune. There's a killer out there, and Quincy's going to find him or her...or die trying.

Quincy Mac is co-owner of a cleaning company and a divorced mother of three boys. The sons are on vacation with their father, but call frequently, encouraging their mother to do something exciting. Quincy is thinking maybe she might want to do something else with her life at the same time.  When she has to fill in for one of her employees, the last house is a real mess. She cleans the downstairs before going upstairs and discovering the body of the owner.  She becomes a person of interest (in more ways than one) to the detective.  A tv mystery fan, Quincy decides to solve the murder both to clear her name and to help out her friend. Quincy bumbles her way to the end in a very amateur fashion. The story has humor, quirky characters, family dysfunction and murder. This is not a serious mystery, sometimes is very predictable, but is a quick read.  There appear to be four in the series so far.

No comments:

Post a Comment