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Summary

Maggie Phillips is more fun than a barrel of wet monkeys, and her first four misadventures are available now in one big box set! 

Here are the misadventures of the laundry hag:

Book 1: Skeletons in the Closet

Murder, mayhem, meet your match!

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 looking for 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, (the cutthroat corporate attorneys) descend on the house - armed with disapproval and condemnation - for the family's annual Thanksgiving celebration.

As 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...

Book 2: Swept Under the Rug

Crime 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.

On the home front, her 12-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....

Book 3: All Washed Up

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 a 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?

Book 4: Hung Out to Dry

After a year in Hudson, Maggie Phillips - aka 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 Navy 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...

©2019 Jennifer L. Hart (P)2020 Jennifer L. Hart

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Worth listening to on a long journey

Great narration but sadly to books become a bit repetitive. Books 1 & 4 for me were the best but books 2 & 3 lacked the content to give a better rating. The main character gets a bit annoying and this is very “American” series from a British POV. It’s quite OTT at times and very unbelievable but is witty and fun which makes up for it

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  • 17-04-20

Hard to review

This is a boxed set with four different books and the quality was inconsistent, making it hard to review. Basically I loved all the main characters in booK one. I came to detest the main female character in books two and three - strident, contradictory, and ridiculous. In book four she came back to the character we meet in book one. It's distracting enough that by the beginning of book three I didn't know if I was going to be able to get through the rest of this set. I'm glad I did in the end but it's not the best writing I've encountered in a cosy mystery.

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  • patricia
  • 17-03-20

good

after listening to the four books I feel like I'm part of their family nice story good narration interesting characters

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-02-20

Absolutely Funny and Laugh Out Loud

These books about the Misadventures of the Laundry Hag are the the most fun I listened to in a while. Laugh out loud, adventure, and sweet endings. I highly recommend these stories.

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  • Kristi Strange
  • 25-05-20

**VERY ENTERTAINING !!!***

I very seldom write reviews. But after listening to this box set, I just had to say how cute and funny these books are. Neil snd Maggie are the perfect couple and the cast of supporting characters all contribute to the storyline. I’m about to start on the next one in the series. 😃👍🏼

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  • paula
  • 25-04-21

I love it when I find a new series!

I love it when I find a series where I can follow along with the characters and watch them grow and enjoy themselves along the way. it wasn't really the mystery part of it that pulled me in it was the characters interactions with each other. Good job

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  • Mindy Max
  • 19-03-21

Fabulous

Jennifer L Hart is a fantastic writer! These books were fun to listen to! Now i need the next set!

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  • Aloysia Loyd
  • 20-10-20

she could be me

Loved it. I felt like could relate to the Laundry Hag so well. I will definitely look for more of these.

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  • Tara
  • 29-08-20

Better if taken in small bites

Stories are sooooo redundant. The first one was just ok, but the narrator’s voice was comforting and familiar. The other books were the same format and almost the same story over and over. Was a little concerned about her sexually aggressive husband...being grabbed hard by the wrist and pushed into a wall while kissing to calm me down or shut me up might work once but not 4 to 5 times in each book.

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  • Shay of Lightsbridge
  • 02-06-21

Good mysteries too much blech

I love the mysteries here and they span different murder mystery genras. For me the profanity, abuse, and graphic sex scenes that happen quite often ruin it for me. Good mysteries burried under too much junk

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  • Susan
  • 05-03-21

I loved these stories

This series was about a regular family & the struggles of everyday life. It also has plenty of humor & mystery. Also add a sleuthing laundry had and you can't go wrong I highly recommend this series. You will love Maggie & her family too.