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Maid for Murder: Deadly Business COLLECTION #1 (Humorous Christian Cozy Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Susette Williams
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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Book Description

~Save 97¢ when you buy the collection, includes Volumes 1-4 ~

Bailey inherits her grandfather’s business, Maid For You, but cleaning up dead body parts wasn’t part of the job description. Bailey hopes to wipe out crime with the help of Nate, her computer hacker assistant, despite protests of their involvement in the case from Detective Max Wellington.

As the threads of deceit unravel, the murders begin to break out like a case of Bubonic Plague. Bailey uncovers deception, corruption and a few secrets that may forever change her life.

Bailey is a Christian, struggling to keep on the path she knows is right, fighting the temptation of the hunky Detective Max Wellington, who would like nothing more than to take her into protective custody, for more than just interfering in police business.

I hope that you will enjoy the first four volumes of Maid For Murder in this collection and stay tuned—Bailey isn’t out of trouble yet!


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From the Author

Bailey is a Christian, struggling to keep on the path she knows is right, fighting the temptation of the hunky Detective Max Wellington who would like nothing more than to take her into protective custody, for more than just interfering in police business.

If you wish to take advantage of your Kindle Unlimited subscription or Amazon Prime membership, borrow each volume in the collection individually, or you can buy the collection at a discount. 
   
I hope you will enjoy this humorous, inspirational collection and look forward to more stories in this series!

From the Inside Flap

Review:

"What I loved about this book is that a writer can have a great story line, with laughs, giggles and mystery, without being sexually explicit. There were laugh out loud moments! Can't wait for the next book!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 1519 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Family Friendly Fiction (November 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1U6WI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, but some issues. November 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book had very high customer ratings, so I was really looking forward to it. It was a fun, humorous book, but I did have a couple of issues with it. The ending was quite odd, not really clearing things up. That may be due to the book going to have a sequel, but I literally kept trying to turn a page (on my Kindle Fire) because it felt like there should be at least another page or two. My BIGGEST issue is the main character. Bailey does a lot of "talking the talk" without much "walking the walk". She talks constantly about how she can't be with Max due to him not being a Christian, but really isn't trying very hard to stay away from him. She knows he's very interested in her sexually which she won't give in to, but then parades herself with him at a casino in a dress that's too tight ("...tonight I'd squeezed my size eight body into a size six dress.") I'm sorry, but that's just wrong. That's like telling an alcoholic it's wrong to drink while waving a bottle of booze under his nose all night. To make it worse, they're at a casino and he wants them to gamble so they can talk to people without them getting suspicious. She refuses to play herself ("I don't gamble.") but has no problem playing the part of his floozy girlfriend, being all over him. That is a hefty double standard, and it really bothered me.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maid for Danger and Romance November 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Bailey Tucker has inherited a cleaning business from her grandfather, but that's about as far as the good news goes.
It seems everything she does ends in disaster and her curiosity isn't helping things.
Happening upon a pair of dead bodies makes her look pretty guilty to handsome police detective Max Wellington.
The two strike sparks off one another from the beginning. The repartee is fun to read and the romantic tension is obvious.
Bailey is highly attracted, but her faith restrains her from making an impulsive mistake.
Will they ever get together? Will Max ever trust Bailey's investigative instincts? Will Bailey get out of this story alive?
Author Susette Williams keeps the reader hooked until the very end.
The sequel can't come quickly enough.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Awesome!! April 3, 2013
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I could not put my kindle fire down! I am just waiting on the sequel because I know that its going to be just as awesome. Ms. Williams needs to hurry with the sequel!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read January 28, 2013
By Melanie
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loved this book! the author does a great job keeping you into the story line, with a quick, easy read. looking forward to the sequel. hope it comes out soon!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wanted to love it... but very poorly written November 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A cute idea, and it's fun to find light Christian mystery fiction, but this book is very poorly written and not well developed. Though the main character is likable enough, I just can't believe her. Her initial presumption that she can't date Max because he isn't a Christian is initially based on nothing. Her parents weren't both Christians initially, which apparently doesn't matter. Character responses to her totally inappropriate snooping is unbelievable ....Her flippant and irresponsible behavior is extraordinarily immature at best ... Just not well-developed in character or story, and NOT a book to hold up as a positive example of Christian fiction. Disappointing all around.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This was one of the worst books I've ever read. November 27, 2012
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I am mystery fan. And while I appreciate there was no swear words in this book, I felt like the Christian stuff was an add-on, as one reviewer said, she was talking but not walking. As for the abrupt ending, bizarre! The only reason I kept reading was to try to figure out what was going on? As for the heroine, her stubborn persistence in putting herself in harm's way was just stupid. Finally, but most importantly, the writing was terrible, choppy, I felt it had been written in segments and then jammed together with any effort at editing to make a cohesive whole. Sorry, it was pretty bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining mystery with a light romance March 22, 2013
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Bailey Tucker just inherited her grandfather's cleaning business. Things start out bad when the cops think she murdered someone and stayed around to wait for the cops. She was cleaning and found the bodies. Eventually things get cleared up and it seems all is well, but one day Bailey is cleaning outside of the mortuary and finds a severed hand. She calls her handsome detective friend Max. He thinks she joking, but soon realizes she is not.

Max is a goodlooking guy and doesn't become involved with Bailey until he thinks she is no longer part of the case. They are both attracted to each other, but Max isn't Christian and Bailey hasn't made it to church since she moved there. She enjoys being with him, but she's also afraid of being with him, due to her brother marrying a girl who was not of their faith.

The book is a lot of fun and Bailey is nosy, she snoops around a lot into the ongoing murder investigation.. So much in fact that Max is threatening to hide her away for her own protection.

If you want a fun mystery and a lighthearted romance you will enjoy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda confused... March 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I often felt confused because the author seemed to jump around randomly. Several times I went back trying to figure out what I'd missed. I did want to read to the end and find out who did what, but I'm still pretty confused about who did what and why.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Humorous Christian Cozy Mystery!
Maid for Murder by Susette Williams is a humorous cozy, Christian mystery. Bailey Tucker has inherited Maid for You from her a grandfather. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Kris Anderson - The Avid Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars A Cute read
What a fun read this was. It reminds me of Stephanie Plum books in that Bailey always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time but these books are much cleaner! Read more
Published 18 days ago by Daniel Shapiro
5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun!
Susette Williams has grabbed me again. I don't usually go for comedic murder mysteries, but this series is a home run! Read more
Published 18 days ago by E. Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and witty writing will kept you reading!
This was a fun and entertaining series. I enjoyed all 4 volumes and can't wait for the next installment. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars humor, bodies and romance
Inheriting Maid for You from her grandfather, she keeps finding body parts, bodies and clues. Bailey meets Max, the detective and romance and more bodies and suspects follow. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Deanna Mosier
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The book was not okay.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and clean
Funny and clean. Reminded me of Janet Evanovitch Stephanie Plum books but cleaner and with a Christian message. Can't wait for the next book.
Published 1 month ago by April Satterfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Perfect light reading with lots of laughs.
Published 4 months ago by Judith D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put the book down!
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. Loved the humor. Just got to find the 2nd book now.
Published 5 months ago by Ellen Goheen
2.0 out of 5 stars not very interesting
There is much repetitive action so somewhat boring. Had lots of loose ends which never tied together. Good premise but not well developed.
Published 7 months ago by Agilitymom
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More About the Author

Susette Williams is the mother of six, and has been married to her husband for 31 years. She loves writing various genres; anything from romance, mystery, and suspense to name a few. She usually can't resist the urge to let her ornery sense of humor shine through in one of her characters and has always believed that laughter helps you deal with the obstacles life puts in your way.

Please take the time to leave a review after you have read one of her books--it is much appreciated!

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The ending
I read it and from what I understand, you're not supposed to know all the details yet. It was a cliffhanger. I plan to read the next book so I can find out the rest of the story. It's just not available yet.
Jun 10, 2013 by Cynthia |  See all 4 posts
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