Staying Home Is A Killer : An Ellie Avery MysteryBook - 2007
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Goodreads Summary:Air Force wife Ellie Avery is so good at organizing she's turned professional. Her tips on cleaning can send the worst case of clutter packing, dust balls fleeing, and nooks and crannies preening. But when a fellow military wife turns up dead, Ellie tackles a different type of case - murder...Diaper bag over her shoulder and an adorable toddler wriggling in her arms, Ellie Avery balances motherhood, marriage, and her own business - Everything in Its Own Place - with breezy aplomb. A maestro of organization, she sees her life as an easy checklist that does not include the untimely death of Penny Follette. Unlike the police, Ellie isn't convinced the death of Penny Follette was suicide. But when a shocking message on her answering machine confirms her suspicions, it's an uphill battle getting the officials to take her seriously. Then another spouse is strangled, and someone tries to poison an outspoken female pilot who believes sexism is alive and well in the Air Force. Poking about in closets and peeking through drawers, Ellie hopes to find the common thread typing the crimes together - not more dead bodies. And with her husband Mitch about to be deployed in the "sandbox" (that's the Mideast for us civvies), she wants some quality time with her significant other. As the schedule tightens and the mystery heightens, Ellie's out to prove home is not for killers!
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