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The Man on the Washing Machine

A Mystery

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When former party girl and society photographer Theophania Bogart flees to San Francisco to escape a high-profile family tragedy, a series of murders drags her unwillingly out of hiding. In no time at all she discovers she's been providing cover for a sophisticated smuggling operation, she starts to fall for an untrustworthy stranger, and she's knocked out, tied up and imprisoned. The police are sure she's lying. The smugglers are sure she knows too much. Her friends? They aren't sure what to believe.

The body count is rising and Theo struggles to find the killer before she's the next victim or her new life is exposed as an elaborate fraud. But the more deeply entangled she becomes, the more her investigation is complicated by her best friend, who is one of her prime suspects; her young protégé, who may or may not have a juvie record; her stern and unyielding grandfather, who exposes an unexpected soft center; and the man on her washing machine, who isn't quite what he appears, either.

Susan Cox's Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning novel is a charming debut with wacky, colorful characters and a delightfully twisted mystery.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 05, 2015 – English transplant Theophania "Theo" Bogart, the narrator of Cox's delightful debut, runs a small business called Aromas in San Francisco with her new friend, Nicole. Theo has created a family of sorts with nearby residents and business owners, who share a community garden. Among them are a women-chasing doctor, Theo's stiff-upper-lip grandfather, an abused teen, a garden designer, a blundering bookkeeper, an elderly man on a snail-killing rampage, and a mysterious, good-looking man who runs a women's shelter all well-developed characters, many with secrets and intriguing backstories. It's clear from the get-go that Nicole is up to no good. When painter and petty thief Tim Callahan falls off a roof to his death, it appears to be a case of foul play. Another death follows and is likely related to Tim's. A hearty dash of humor enlivens this complex, multilayered tale, which won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.
The Man on the Washing Machine
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Dec 15, 2015
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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