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WASH AND DIE
by Barbara Colley

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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Cleaning lady and grandma Charlotte LaRue solves another mystery in this light-reading series. The plot moves along at a nice pace, considering Charlotte spends as much time cleaning as she does detecting. The author has created an atypical character who has a loyal following, even though she's quite unlikable.

Charlotte opens her door
to trouble in the form of Joyce Thibodeaux, the ex-wife of her tenant, Louis. Joyce was recently released
from a hospital, where she was
treated for alcoholism, and begs Charlotte to let her stay with her
for a few days. Against her better
judgment, Charlotte agrees.

It isn't long before Charlotte regrets her decision about Joyce. Charlotte realizes that Joyce can't be trusted and asks her to leave. When Joyce later turns up dead, Charlotte embarks on
a search for her killer. (KENSINGTON, Feb., 240 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed By: Barb Anderson

Publisher: Kensington

Published: February 2008

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