The Margie Peterson Mysteries

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 611 ratings

Mother's Day Out Publisher's Summary

Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin’s least-likely PI. Soon she’s knee-deep in cheating husbands, transvestites, and trouble in a laugh-out-loud new mystery from award-winning author Karen MacInerney.

With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn’t take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim’s phone, things really start to get interesting.

©2014 Karen MacInerney (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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  • Book 1

    • Mother's Day Out

    • The Margie Peterson Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 339

    With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn’t take long for Margie to get in over her head: Her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim’s phone, things really start to get interesting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • That was fun!

    • By karen on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Mother Knows Best

    • A Margie Peterson Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Things aren't going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is "just a phase." Her first-grade daughter isn't fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family's store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-night phone call from her boss, Peaches Barlowe, has pulled Margie into a very strange murder case, one that involves the Holy Oaks headmaster, George Cavendish.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chick lit; protagonist's life out of control

    • By Wayne on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Mother's Little Helper

    • A Margie Peterson Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Private investigator/single mom Margie Peterson barely has time for breakfast, let alone to hit the gym. But when Austin Heights PTA president Pansy Parker hires her to find out who's been embezzling PTA funds, that's exactly where Margie ends up...finding Pansy dangling upside down from a Nautilus machine. But the PTA president's not alone: the dead body of a personal trainer is there, too. And now she's facing murder charges.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please write more in this series!

    • By Sue An on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $19.99