Happy Never After

Since retiring from the Atlanta Police Department, Callahan Garrity is really cleaning up with her House Mouse housecleaning company — especially since she added “crime investigation” to the list of services offered.

Callahan agrees to locate the missing member of the popular ‘60s girl group, the VelvetTeens, and she doesn’t have to search long. Deloras Carter, the a.w.o.l. singer, is found passed out drunk by a swimming pool near the dead body of the trio’s former producer. The smoking gun in Deloras’s hand suggests that the VelvetTeens won’t be reuniting for a comeback tour anytime in the near future … unless Callahan and her “Mice” can spotlight — and survive — a different killer act.

“Amusing and engaging … careful, craftsmanlike writing.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Fresh, confident, intelligent, and amusing. Grab a cold drink, put your feet up, and enjoy yourself.”

—Sue Grafton

“The prose is tart and lively, the storytelling swift-paced, and the large cast and multiple plot lines deftly handled.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Callahan and her cohort of continuing characters are great company. If Happy Never After were a song, we’d all be dancing in the streets.”

San Jose Mercury News