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With a nose for crime and grime, Callahan Garrity has handled dirty killers on the streets as an Atlanta cop and on the job as a house cleaner. But she's always been able to keep her private life neatly separated from work -- until her cousin, Patti, is found dead. Exchanging her House Mouse cleaning uniform for a detective's cap, Callahan is hellbent to find the culprit.With a nose for crime and grime, Callahan Garrity has handled dirty killers on the streets as an Atlanta cop and on the job as a house cleaner. But she's always been able to keep her private life neatly separated from work -- until her cousin, Patti, is found dead. Exchanging her House Mouse cleaning uniform for a detective's cap, Callahan is hellbent to find the culprit. It's notthat she doesn't trust the Atlanta PD. She just knows that her suburbanite cousin's death is too strange to be accidental.Callahan's search takes her on a convoluted trail from Patti's priest, who may have provided more than spiritual counsel, through Atlanta's inner city and into the shady deals of her cousin's newly prosperous husband. Yet, as the pieces start to fall into place, Callahan faces an even bigger challenge -- staying alive....

Title : Homemade Sin
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ISBN : 9780061092565
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Homemade Sin Reviews

  • Book Concierge
    2018-10-02 01:14

    Book on CD read by Hillary Huber.From the book jacket - Some people might call Callahan Garrity nosy, but she prefers to think of her tendency toward snooping as a healthy interest in the truth. So when news of her cousin’s murder reaches her, Callahan shakes off her House Mouse cleaning uniform to don her detective’s cap. It’s not that she doesn’t have confidence in the Atlanta police – she used to be among their ranks – it’s just that the crime seems too incongruous with Patti’s suburban life to be an accident. My ReactionsThis is a pretty good series. I like the premise of the House Mouse cleaning service for these cozy mysteries; their work provides them access to a wide variety of venues. Trochek gives the reader a nice cast of colorful supporting characters who work for the heroine. Callahan, herself, is a strong, intelligent, resourceful woman. Her background in the police force results in a certain toughness, though she does seem to take some unreasonable chances. Not to worry, though, she generally manages to get out of any scrapes on her own. My main complaint with this work, however, was the rather abrupt ending, and then “neat” epilogue to wrap up all the loose ends. Just seemed rushed to me, as if Trochek couldn’t quite figure out how to end it. Nevertheless, it’s a speedy read, the action is fast-paced, and I like the characters. I’ll read more of the series. Hillary Huber does a fine job voicing the audio version of the book. She has good pacing, and I was never confused about who was speaking.

  • Martha
    2018-09-26 03:06

    A disappointing entry in a series that started well with Every Crooked Nanny. In fact, it inspired me to add two new shelves: "implausible" and "stereotypes." In this book, heroine-sleuth Callahan Garrity moves from determined and feisty to simply arrogant, pushy, and tactless. People seem to be willing to tell her secrets likely to endanger themselves for no clear reason, and Callahan plows on basically oblivious to all collateral damage. In addition, the number of stereotypes here is substantial, especially negative African-American ones. I did finish it, so I'm giving it two stars rather than one.

  • Jackie
    2018-09-27 20:17

    Love the Trocheck/Andrew’s books! Sense of humor and appealing characters keep me turning the pages in her mysteries. Homemade Sin had the familiar characters and twisting murder mystery. I need more of this type reads. Keeps me reading.

  • Keanes
    2018-10-02 00:21

    Not sure what the title had to do with the story.

  • Caryn Zdan
    2018-10-17 19:21

    A few parts were predictable but I really enjoyed this book! I absolutely love Callahan and how she handles these murder investigations!

  • JennE
    2018-09-28 00:14

    Predictable storyline with stereotypical white and black characters. No wonder it's out of print.Ironically, I read this in within a month of Paula Deen's confession to using the "n" word 30 years ago. After reading this book, third in the series of the Callahan Garrity mysteries set in Atlanta, I am assuming that in the early and mid-90's it was still acceptable to use the "n"word in Georgia. It's used in this book by some of the characters. Two stars because the storyline is just not that well done and almost too over the top for me.I don't know why I keep reading this series.... aI don't know if KHT was attempting to show discrimination or just plain thinks all blacks in Atlanta are drug pushing thugs during the 90's but I noticed books 4 & 5 involve black characters as well. If they are depicted as they were in #3, I'm through. Would love to know her motivation in writing these.

  • Annah Pettlon
    2018-10-04 00:31

    I love Mary Kay Andrews/ Kathy Hogan Trocheck!! I've read ALL her stuff. So much fun!! Easy quick reads!

  • Josianne Fitzgerald
    2018-10-01 02:10

    The narrator for the audiobook had a great range of accents. This is one of those books that are better as audio than print.

  • Lisa Kiguru
    2018-09-21 20:06

    Page turner, easy read. Lots of Atlanta references, which I loved.

  • Dianne Pittman
    2018-10-16 00:31

    Jules Knows How to Make A Mystery Exciting Andrews has done. It again! A real winner filled with family values and intrigue. Callahan Garrity is becoming one of. my favorites

  • Renee
    2018-09-30 20:18

    Murder hits the family...and nothing will ever be the same.

  • Barb
    2018-09-30 22:29

    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.Some people might call Callahan Garrity nosy, but she prefers to think of her tendency toward snooping as a healthy interest in the truth. So when news reaches her of her cousin Patti's death during a carjacking, Callahan shakes off her House Mouse cleaning uniform to don her detective's cap. It's not that she doesn't have confidence in the Atlanta police—she used to be among their ranks—but the crime is too incongruous with Patti's suburban life to seem like a random incident.A fiesty PI that gets to the bottom of things, even if it upsets everyone around her. 5 stars.

  • Brooke
    2018-10-19 00:04

    This was originally published in 1995, which explains a lot of my feelings about it. The mystery itself was okay; I figured out who was behind the murder early on but not the entire scenario. But it is the rest of the story that was annoying at times and infuriating at others. Between the dysfunctional family dynamics and the racial attitudes of 90's Atlanta, I wanted to DNF a couple of times.

  • Kate Copeseeley
    2018-09-21 00:24

    I just do NOT get the cover for this book, it has nothing to do with pie or cake. *shrug* This book was darker and had a more difficult subject matter. Anything with kids is tough for me to read, and the murder victim is a mother and her boy is with her when it happens. So already a tough book for me. But I did enjoy it. So there's that. And onto the next...

  • Amanda
    2018-10-03 22:11

    This was on my To-Read list, so I read it. It was better than the first two books in the series, the main character is a smart, tough woman who stands by her convictions. There are some goofy characters in the book to break the tension, but for the most part, this is a generic Whodunnit.

  • Amara
    2018-10-15 19:12

    Just fine. The 90's dated references were a little distracting. Not her best by any means.

  • Betsy See
    2018-09-21 22:14

    I just love the Callahan Garrity series! Can't wait for the next!

  • Eileen
    2018-09-22 19:31

    I liked it. I chose to read this mystery first because it was about her family. I look forward to reading the rest in the series.

  • Susan
    2018-10-07 19:13

    Too much bad language

  • Janet
    2018-10-09 21:31

    As always, very enjoyable.

  • Connie
    2018-10-07 19:21

    I love Mary Kay Andrews Callahan Garity series! The characters comet o life as I listen to the audiobooks! The books have a great mix of humor, mystery and every day life.

  • Zae
    2018-10-08 19:06

    I tried to listen to this book, in the hopes that all the "big black men" would lead to something substantial, but buy chapter 9, it was still just Mary Kay Andrews painting black people as uneducated, poor criminals. I couldn't finish listening to this, because it seems that she tried to weave this story together on preconceptions and stereotypes.

  • Marleen
    2018-10-12 21:32

    Family dynamics are an intrical part of the Callahan Garrity mystery books, but here more than ever. Indeed, in "HOMEMADE SIN" murder hits very close to home when Callahan’s favorite cousin Patti is being coldly killed during what appears to be a car-jacking. Despite the family’s strong objections, Callahan, being a licensed PI besides running her "House Mouse" Cleaning Service, is determined to look for and identify the killer and to find answers to this senseless act of violence. Thanks to Callahan’s determination and stubbornness, she discovers that this murder might not just have been a random act of violence at all.As always, the story-telling is swift-paced and the dialogues tart and entertaining. However, I would have wanted a little bit more backstory on a few family members who were mentioned at the start of the story, and then later totally dropped. The story would have appealed to me more if some of the characters had a little more meat to them.I had a feeling the end pages lacked giving the reader the closure this story deserved.

  • Carol
    2018-09-25 23:26

    This is the first book of this series I've read, and it was interesting and entertaining. A thoroughly enjoyable book as the head Detective Callahan Garrity is back to solving a homicide. This time, it is her cousin who has been like a sister to her while they were growing up. She was shot and killed in her car while her son watched from the back seat. Since the murder occurred in a bad section of town, Callahan wondered what her cousin Patti was doing in that area. She is determined to find the killer even though she was asked to let the police do their job.Patti's son has a learning disability and the police were unable to get much information from him. As Callahan gets more into the investigation, she finds that things are just not adding up. She believes that Patti's husband had his wife killed but there is no proof. In trying to get this proof, Callahan is almost killed. The story is really good as they put the pieces of the puzzle together. Enjoyable.

  • Kate Vale
    2018-09-30 00:10

    Callahan Garrity is at it again, busy with her cleaning service, the House Mouse, but also keeping her hand in as a private investigator since leaving the police force and her work as a detective. When her cousin, Patty, is murdered in front of her disabled nine-year-old son, Callahan is certain the murder wasn't random and sets out to find out, even after being told to back off by the detectives on the case and Patti's husband. He goes so far as to deny her access to the only witness, his son, claiming he's too traumatized to talk to anyone. Sounds fishy to Callahan and she's never been one to back off, even after her family turns against her and her mom, Edna, moves out. But as the clues begin to pile up, she knows she's getting close. Only trouble is the killer finds her before she finds him--and it looks like she's going to meet an end just like Patty, and in a cemetery, too! Is the bad guy going to make her dig her own grave? Read and find out.

  • Tiffany
    2018-10-10 03:08

    Mary Kay Andrews cooks up another winner with Homemade Sin, the third book in the Callahan Garrity series she wrote in the 90s. In this episode- one of Callahan's cousins winds up murdered in what appear to be gruesome carjacking, performed in a bad neighborhood and witnessed by her son who was sitting in the back seat. The only person who thinks this was no random crime is Callahan. Her instincts are telling her there is more to the story and despite the requests of family to 'leave it alone', she starts searching for clues and turning up all kinds of interesting evidence pointing to a possible murder-for-hire. But who would want to kill her sweet cousin who was a wife and mother? And more importantly, what on earth was she doing driving on Bankhead Hwy in an undesirable neighborhood in the first place? You'll enjoy reading this book to find out whodunit!

  • Linda
    2018-10-02 00:22

    A thoroughly enjoyable book as the head House Mouse Callahan Garrity is back to solving a homicide. This time, it is her cousin who has been like a sister to her while they were growing up. She was shot and killed in her car while her son watched from the back seat. Since the murder occurred in a bad section of town, Callahan wondered what her cousin Patti was doing in that area. She is determined to find the killer even though she was asked to let the police do their job. Patti's son has a learning disability and the police were unable to get much information from him. As Callahan gets more into the investigation, she finds that things are just not adding up. She believes that Patti's husband had his wife killed but there is no proof. In trying to get this proof, Callahan is almost killed.

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2018-09-29 21:03

    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 6/26/2017)Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qo6uKCThe Series:So the quick of the series is that Callahan used to be a police officer but now she owns a cleaning service. She and her crew keep stumbling upon strange disappearances and murders and it pulls her back into that investigative lifestyle because Callahan cannot let things go. lol She's a little abrasive, determined, and has a kind heart even if she tries to hide it a little. I'm really enjoying her and the people that surround her.You can tell these titles are older---they originally came out in the 90s and it shows in a few spots with the investigation/dialogue but it wasn't bad and worked for me overall. So a bit about each of the three I've listened to so far!This Book:Things got a little dark with Homemade Sin-- Callahan's cousin is killed in front of her young son in an apparent car jacking and when things don't add up Callahan starts investigating. It was fairly easy to figure things out but fun piecing together clues with Callahan. I did loved her fierce determination to see things solved even in the face of her family being upset with her over looking into things. (they...ticked me off something fierce!)The Narration:Hillary Huber was a new to me narrator and I synced up with her narration easier than any other I've tried so far. I finished listening to each of these in about 2 days which is really fast for me when it comes to audiobooks. The narration was just fantastic. Easy to fall in to, excellent distinction between characters, the male voices were nicely done, pacing was great. I have no complaints at all with the narration. I've already put a hold on the rest of the audiobooks at the library :)

  • Jessica Krall
    2018-09-19 23:06

    Very interesting book by Mary Kay Andrews under the name of Kathy Trocheck. I have read several of her books and this mystery really kept your attention up until the last page. I loved the ladies who worked in her cleaning service, but mostly how the main character's southern roots tied her to her family. She felt she had to help find her cousin's killer and help protect her children after she was gone. All of the characters were developed well and made you want to know more about them. The story was gripping and set in Georgia. I will likely look for more of her mysteries in the future. I'm giving it four stars...well deserved.

  • Ivanna Willis
    2018-10-07 23:20

    After reading the reviews I was worried I wouldn't like this mystery but I loved it. As for the race issue, well this is in Georgia in the early 90s, I currently live in Oklahoma and honestly, i'm pretty sure it's still a little like that out here, especially with the old timers so it doesn't seem far fetched. The Author was probably being authentic when she wrote this. Not saying it's right, but a LOT has changed in the last 21 years.Oh and it's SO VERY 90s, Callahan wears stir-up pants and has a car phone.