The Cluttered Corpse by Mary Jane Maffini

16 Jun

Cover Photo from Amazon


Charlotte Adams is hired to organize Emmy Lou Rheinbeck’s stuffed animal collection.  Then, a young man (a neighborhood prankster) is found dead in Emmy Lou’s house.  Charlotte is convinced Emmy Lou didn’t kill him, but Emmy Lou insists on taking the blame.  It’s up to Charlotte to sort out the mess.

This series is one of my pleasure reads. I’ve only read two so far, but I have enjoyed both of them very much.

Some reviewers have criticized Charlotte for being too eager, but that’s just part of who she is. Another review complained that Charlotte never seems to complete an organizational job.  I’ve come to the conclusion that Charlotte is not out to organize spaces, she’s out to organize people.  That of course can lead to trouble as some people might not appreciate her help.

If you are looking for lite-hearted quick read and enjoy cozy mysteries you should add this series to your list.  As for organizational skills, I think you will find the organizational tips at the beginning of each chapter, rather helpful.

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Posted by on June 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


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