Good, Clean, Murder (A Plain Jane Mystery #1) by Traci Tyne Hilton
Sweet, kind, Jane’s ultimate dream is to become a missionary. When her parents wouldn’t pay for any type of Bible college or seminary, Jane decided to go it alone, cleaning houses to pay for school.
One morning she is doing one of her regular jobs, when she discovers that her client, and owner of the Roly Burger fast-food franchise, dead she decides that cleaning isn’t all she can do.
Jane feels it is her duty to discover who murdered her best client. The police think it was natural causes, but Jane knows that with all the changes her client had been making and the protests surrounding him; there are plenty of possible suspects.
When her air-headed roommate loses their apartment, she accepts the housekeeping job provided by her recently deceased client’s son, Jake; as it will give her a roof, food she could never purchase, and a chance to investigate the family.
To further complicate her life, one of Jane’s new classes has been given a young, attractive professor. Both are interested in each other, but with the school’s rules stand in the way.
Besides this Jane also has her walk with God to consider, as some days are harder than others to live a Christian life and be Christlike to those who cause her pain.
Thoughts After Reading:
The beginning is strong,
But the mystery is easily solved and falls flat.
I also fail to understand why she would be so interested in her professor, Isaac. He sounds like a weirdo and worst of all he knows that his flirting and asking her out will be harmful to her. BUT does it ANYWAY!!!
I hope Jane ends up with Jake; riding the J train all the way.
I’d give this book three out of five stars.
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