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Steamed (A Maid in LA Mystery Book 1) by [Jacobs, Holly]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1489 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Ilex Books; 1 edition (31 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DPK9NI2
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Steamed (Maid in LA, #1) by Holly Jacobs

Quincy Mac is a maid and as she cleans a customers house she finds a dead body. Next thing she knows she is a suspect. By Quincy wont stand for that, she decided to find out who the murderer is and to clear her name.

As fast paced, murder mystery, with a bit of humor and romance. I liked the story line and I liked Quincy. There were quiet a few laugh out loud moments. I recommend to those who like a light who-done-it with humor and romance.
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I did enjoy this book. Can't wait to read the sequel it was funny with a light hearted mystery thrown in not for the serious whodunit fans but a good summer read
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Quincy Mac is the odd one out in her family. While her parents and siblings are all doctors, Quincy opted for a different life. Divorced and raising three teen boys, Quincy runs a maid service in L.A. The story opens with Quincy at home alone while her three boys are off with their father and his newest young wife (who Quincy likes so well that she's considered adopting) for an extra long holiday. But trouble begins when Quincy fills in for one of her staff to clean the home of a Hollywood award winner and while there, discovers the dead body of the homeowner. Will the police think Quincy is the guilty party in light of her having cleaned up all of the evidence of the crime? If so, she could end up in prison (and tattooed like her uncle--the only other black sheep in the family)!

Steamed kept me laughing. It was quite funny! However, while Quincy was amusing and generally likeable, she was also--a ditz. While 38 years old, the mother of three and a business owner, it seems Quincy must have something on the ball. But, that either is not the case, or Quincy prefers to give the impression that she is just empty-headed and foolish. While the depth of her silliness might be understandable (I suppose) for a teen, even tolerable (though barely) for a young adult, it was not at all attractive on a grown woman. It was no wonder that others, including Quincy's own parents, treated Quincy as though she was not all that capable. . . . So, the story was funny--but it would have been a lot funnier if Quincy was either: (1) younger, not the mother of three nearly grown children and a businesswoman from whom you would expect more; or (2) not so incredibly foolish. Having said that, if you want a good laugh and you don't mind a largely "vacant" heroine, you will enjoy this one!
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HASH(0x8ba01144) out of 5 stars a rare treat 5 July 2013
By Steve Stone - Published on Amazon.com
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I am more a romance fan than a mystery buff, but I got this book because I have many Holly Jacobs books and have always found them to be exceptional. I like books with characters that you care for. This book introduces you to one of the most lovable heroines I have read in a long time (and I average reading a book every 2 days.). The inner thoughts had me laughing from the second page, and kept me interested and smiling all throughout the book. The book is a genuine delight.

Don't get me wrong, it is not a comedy. It is a mystery with a well paced investigation that has clues sprinkled in throughout the book. You will likely solve it before the heroine, but the way it is set up, you will enjoy seeing her work out the truth. Without spoilers I can say it has a good ending, and you will be waiting for the next book in the series.

I bought this book this afternoon, and did not put it down until I finished it. I have always known Holly can write stories that can give you the full gamut of emotions, but have never seen her make a character so wonderfully off the wall as Quincy Mac. I have to suspect that Quincy is a favorite character of Holly's because the love of her shows in the book. When a good writer loves the and cares for the characters in her book, it shows, and the book becomes something more than words on a page... it becomes something special... it becomes a rare treat to read.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bf6d39c) out of 5 stars Outrageously fun 14 Sept. 2013
By Jeanne V. Benedict - Published on Amazon.com
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Hooked me in the first chapter - how can you not love a story where the maid accidentally cleans the crime scene! If you like mysteries and like to laugh, this book is for you. The fast pace will keep you from getting bored. I've downloaded the next book in the series "Dusted" but don't want to start reading it until I can block out enough time to read the whole book at once!!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bb58c0c) out of 5 stars One of my favorite authors! 25 July 2013
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Holly Jacobs knows how to capture your attention and have you laughing until the tears roll down your cheeks. I often wonder if some of these things she writes about have happened in her own life because she makes them so real. She's a hoot!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bb25ea0) out of 5 stars Jacobs hit 8 July 2013
By Debra L. Lyon - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first story by Holly Jacobs that I've read, but it certainly won't be the last! I loved her characters and how fun and entertaining they are with each other.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8bb5475c) out of 5 stars Funny and fast-paced 8 Aug. 2013
By Nancy Levine "Nancy" - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed this book--it's different from the author's usual books (which I also love). I agree with one of the reviewers who loved the heroine. I loved the hero, too. I thought the plot twists were great, keeping me guessing right along with Quincy about who the killer might be. And I had to laugh at her thinking about the main character of Castle, (who also played the part of Joey on "One Life to Live").

I look forward to reading "Dusted"--that should be fun!
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