Duh...What Flowers? The Wit and Wisdom of Mavis Freestone.
This week Tara is very busy with theater stuff, so we’re going to play for you one of our “emergency” episodes, which we are calling: The Wit and Wisdom of Mavis Freestone.
We asked listeners on social media to provide feedback and suggestions for quotes/scenes about Mavis to discuss her “Wit and Wisdom,” and got a lot of feedback, so Thank You all!
We go through scenes from many books, like Naked in Death, Judgment in Death, Survivor in Death, and others, where Mavis gives advice to Eve or others. For example, helping Eve see Magdalena’s intentions clearly, helping Peabody’s brother see through Clarissa or comforting Nixie.
We discuss how Mavis helps push Eve out of her comfort zone at times with things like pregnancy or relationships, but knows Eve well enough not to push too far.
Overall, we have a deep appreciation for Mavis’s self-worth and how she owns her successes. We also love her for being way smarter than people expect. Some might be surprised by her insights, but we never are. We just love Mavis as a character in this series, and we can’t wait for more Mavis in future books.