Bad Housekeeping

Bad Housekeeping

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Baker & Taylor
Agnes Blythe, a once-contented academic, accepts a salvaging job from her eccentric great aunt in the wake of an embarrassing breakup, only to find herself embroiled in a murder mystery that requires her to find the real culprit to clear their names.

Perseus Publishing
When 28-year-old Agnes Blythe, the contented bifocals-wearing half of an academic power couple, is jilted by her professor boyfriend for the town Pilates instructor, her future is suddenly less than certain. So when her glamorous, eccentric Great Aunt Effie arrives in town and offers a job helping to salvage the condemned Stagecoach Inn, what does Agnes have to lose? But work at the inn has barely begun when the unlikely duo find the body of manipulative Kathleen Todd, with whom Agnes and Effie both have recently had words. Words strong enough to land them at the top of the suspect list.

The pair have clearly been framed, but no one else seems interested in finding the real murderer and Agnes and Effie's sleuthing expertise is not exactly slick. Nevertheless, they're soon investigating a suspect list with laundry dirtier than a middle school soccer team's and navigating threats, car chases, shotgun blasts, and awkward strolls down memory lane.

In Bad Housekeeping, the first novel in the Agnes & Effie cozy mystery series by Maia Chance, danger mounts, deadlines loom, ancient knob-and-tube wiring is explored, and the ladies learn a thing or two about the awful, wonderful mistake that is going back home.


Baker
& Taylor

A once-contented academic accepts a salvaging job from her eccentric great aunt in the wake of an embarrassing breakup only to find herself embroiled in a murder mystery that requires her to find the real culprit to clear their names. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781683311676
1683311671
Branch Call Number: Mystery Chance
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm

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ApollosRaven
Mar 26, 2018

The hyper main character is a little too snarky at first. And her great-aunt Effie is off-the chart wacky. However, the author calms down and the humor actually started working a few chapters in. Hang tough. Light fun.

2295004750964 Jan 06, 2018

O.K. book. It's a funny and slow in the plot. It's grows on you as you read it. It's funny . Not your usual cozy mystery.

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jchenson
Nov 24, 2017

Loved it! A very light read with a who-dun-it plot that goes right to the end. The author has a very dry wit sprinkled with heavy sarcasm that had me burst out laughing on more than one occasion.

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kozykettle
Jul 03, 2017

Not much different from other cozies,don't be in a hurry to read it.

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