Callahan 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.
From her time on the Atlanta police force, Callahan has excelled at mopping up messes of all kinds. But she has no idea what she's getting into when she agrees to work for infamous antiques dealer Elliot Littlefield.
The first day on the job, she and her crew are on the trail of a stolen Civil War diary. Soon they are tangling with deadly serious collectors, right-wing radicals, and impulsive teenagers, all of which make the case even more difficult to solve.
©1994 Kathy Hogan Trocheck (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
Professional, but uninformed. Hillary Huber provides good voice characterizations, but has clearly not spent much time in Atlanta. It pained me to hear her mispronounce VERY well known places like Dekalb and Chamblee. The un-Atlanta pronunciation was further evidenced in words like Valdosta and even the word skirmish was bizarre, pronounced "skymarsh". Not all southern accents are the same and I am sure the narrator knows this. I think Ms |Huber researches pronunciation, but clearly did not do enough checking for this Atlanta based series.
I listened to this on my drive home from work. Entertaining story even though references were a bit dated. Overall it was an enjoyable way to unwind. I only wish the narration had been better.
Proof readers edit misspelling ( among other things) in written text. Who edits the mispronunciations in audio versions?
I have a problem with the n word. Both this book and the one before it used it. The previous one used it more ,made me cringe each time. I feel like it was unnecessary could have been done differently and still have gotten the point across.I am well aware that there are many different people in this crazy world I don't think it was necessary. Kinda ruined it for me.
Callahan Garrity is becoming a new favorite. To Live and Die in Dixie has likeable characters, believable plots and a fast pace. It's a great book to listen to while doing chores or driving to work.
I have starting reading this series and I am enjoying it as a pleasant diversion while cleaning house. I was a tad disappointed in the ending, but overall I enjoyed listening. The narrator does a good job with southern accents.
At the top!
I just love the southern location and great story lines
Hillary is a great narrator - I would listen to all of her performances!
I laughed out loud several times!
Absolutely worth the money - great 2nd book in the series!
great characters good story is fast listen work the money ready for the next one.
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It was not as interesting as Mary Kay's other books and too similar to the others in the series. I always enjoy Hilary Huber as she is perfect for the southern women. I always enjoy hearing about Atlanta, since resided there most of my life.
Not as good. Storyline just not as good as some of the others.
No, too similar to the others in the series - needs to take on new characters (the way most are designed), not more of the same characters.
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