Book 6: Bun in the Oven
Baby on Board!
Maggie Phillips is beyond ready to have her new baby so life can get back to normal. Unfortunately, “normal” for the laundry hag is a relative term. When a neighbor goes missing, Neil begs his wife to stay out of it and focus on the upcoming labor and delivery, but Maggie can’t help but poke around into the man’s life out of habit and curiosity. But when the neighbor’s body is discovered stuffed into his own freezer and his wife and new baby also go missing, it’s up to the very pregnant laundry hag to clean house and get to the bottom of yet another misadventure, even if the killer is closer to home than she ever imagined.
Murder, scandal and industrial strength juicers. What more could a mom-to-be need?
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Who Needs A Hero?
A Heroine in Distress....
In the span of one afternoon, Maggie Sampson lost everything—her job,
her fiancé and her inheritance. The thing she’ll miss most though is
her mind. What else could explain her vision of the handsome and
enigmatic stranger who retrieved her engagement ring when she hurled the
rock into the Atlantic Ocean? Normal people just don’t do things like that. Sometimes fantasy is better than reality.
A Hero Who Needs Saving...
To the rest of the world, Neil Phillips is a decorated war hero, a Navy
SEAL who has what it takes to get the job done. In private he is a raw
wound with two boys, a broken marriage and a nasty case of PTSD, but
despite his personal struggles he helped Maggie when she needed it most.
Now, Maggie is on a mission and she’s not going anywhere until she
returns the favor—with interest.
Who Needs A Hero?
warrior with a broken heart, a woman with nothing to lose—there are no
victims here, only courageous souls, both in need of rescue.
Needs A Hero is a wonderful story of two people who made their share of
mistakes during their lifetime but seem to complete each other." ~ Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
Hart writes all genres with ease and I enjoy her books but my heart
will always be with Neil and Maggie because I am a total sucker for the
Happily Ever After." ~The Reading Reviewer
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The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag mysteries:
Book 1: Skeletons in the Closet
Maggie Phillips hasn't had it easy. As the wife of a retired Navy
SEAL and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is
constantly seeking new ways to improve her family's financial situation.
She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the
term 'eccentric'), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi
for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is
brought up on murder charges.
While Maggie struggles to
prove the man's innocence, her deadbeat brother arrives, determined to
sell Maggie and Neil on his next great scheme and to mooch with a
vengeance. If that isn't bad enough, her in-laws (cutthroat corporate
attorneys), descend on the house, armed with disapproval and
condemnation for the family's annual Thanksgiving celebration.
the police investigation intensifies, Maggie searches for the killer
among the upper echelon of Hudson, Massachusetts, in the only way she
can--by scrubbing their thrones. Of the porcelain variety, that is....
"a must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...
laugh out loud funny..." A Whole Bottle of Champagne by Black Orchid
Reviewer for Cocktail Reviews
"a wonderfully fun whodunit" --ParaNormal Romance.org
out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and
a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an
excellent read. If you’ve outgrown some of the female sleuths currently
available, as I have, I recommend Maggie Phillips." ~Manic Readers
Book 2: Swept Under the Rug
and grime are everywhere, at least in Maggie Phillips’ opinion. Deep in
the throes of a New England winter, Maggie’s still adjusting to her new
role as confidential informant for the Hudson Police Department. When a
suspicious fax is sent to one of her new clients, Maggie is sure she’s
unearthed a conspiracy. With no crime to investigate, however, the
Hudson P.D. can do nothing—that is until a wealthy trophy wife
disappears and the FBI is called in to the hunt.
home front, her twelve-year-old son is growing up way too fast, while
her brother is back with a few surprises destined to wreak havoc on the
household. To frost the whole crappy cake, her best friend’s marriage is
falling apart, which leaves Maggie worrying over her own. All of the
family drama is put into perspective, however, when Maggie is arrested
for kidnapping and blackmail.
Between economic woes and
a now tarnished reputation, Maggie is in way over her head. Yet out of
the ashes of frustration and failure, something great might emerge. If
she survives the birthing process that is….
laughter, love and crime make for a great read….Ms. Hart wrote with so
much passion and developed the story in a fashion that draws you in
and keeps you engrossed until the last word in the book.”—Mary Gramlich,The Reading Reviewer
Book 3: All Washed Up
Maggie Phillips is fine—just ask her. So what if two psychos tried to do
her in and her business is all but dead, she never wanted to be the
laundry hag to begin with, so why should she mourn her tattered
reputation? With spring comes a fresh start, garage sale season and the
birth of her brother’s first child. Life goes on even if cleaning has
lost its luster and the sight of her scarred hands brings back horrific
Help is on the way, whether she wants it or not. When Maggie’s
mother-in-law asks her to assist with renovations to their project house
in upstate New York, she smells a rat. Matters become murkier when
Laura casually tells the former laundry hag to “see to that pesky
ghost,” like the phantom is ring around the bathtub. But both Neil and
Sylvia are eager to undertake the zany task and really, what else does
she have to do?
How about solve a two decade old murder, find a few long lost
relatives, fix her mental hang-
ups and reconnect with the husband she’s
pushed away. And if she has any time to spare, maybe she can even
survive a pissed-off apparition and keep it from finishing the job the
last two killers started Third time’s the charm…right?
must read for its complete package of character, romance, chaos, and
best of all Maggie, a woman just as imperfect as the rest of us." ~The Reading Reviewer
Book 4: Hung Out to Dry
Maggie Phillips is back in an all new Misadventure!
After a year in Hudson, Maggie Phillips—A.K.A the laundry hag—is sure she’s seen all the small Massachusetts town has to offer. Of course that’s until her newest client turns out to be psychic who’s inherited a massive estate from her recently deceased grandfather, much to the displeasure of the rest of the family. Maggie soon suspects that what everyone believed was death by natural causes might’ve been a well-planned murder. Never fear, Maggie, her sexy SEAL and the rest of the cleaning crew are on the case. Are the relations responsible for terrorizing the timid soothsayer and how far will they go to reclaim one percenter status? One thing’s for sure, the laundry hag never saw this kerfuffle coming….
Book 5 : The Laundry Hag's Christmas Rental
There's more Maggie to love as pregnancy expands her waistline and shortens her temper. And now the hag has to deal with the holidays too? If this is the most wonderful time of the year, somebody goofed.
Jackie Parker's marriage is on the rocks, and we're not talking ice here. Tis' the season for a happy family, but Jackie just wants to ride this Christmas out alone with her dog, her monkey and her remote control. Unfortunately the Dark Prince has other plans.
Miami is a hotbed of criminal activity, but no one expects to be robbed by Santa himself! With the Big Jolly man in the bright red suit doing a few B&E's in the neighborhood, Maggie's vacation is soon swapped out for a criminal investigation. And she's teaming up with a new neurotic partner. Holiday hilarity ensues when Damaged Goods and the Laundry Hag team up for a takedown you won't want to miss!
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