Organize Your Corpses
by Mary Jane Maffini
Review by Carolyn Frank
Berkley Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425215807
Date: 01 May 2007 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Every amateur detective needs a professional career, and Charlotte Adams is a professional organizer. In Organize Your Corpses, Charlotte attempts to tidy up both houses and deaths, the first a job she does exceedingly well as she is a compulsive neatnik, and the second a job she needs to get better at fast since she has become the prime suspect. From official release/information:
From back of book: Charlotte Adams is a professional organizer. Nothing is out of place in her closets...but her life's a mess. So she's dumped her cheating ex-fiancé, moved back home, and started making up to-do lists--some of which include solving the occasional murder...
There's no love lost between Miss Helen "Hellfire" Henley and pretty much the whole town of Woodbridge, New York. But just because she was a terror of a teacher doesn't mean she'd make a bad client. She just inherited an old house that she wants cleaned out, and Charlotte needs the money. But the job turns into a major nightmare when Charlotte learns she can't just toss the years of accumulated junk away-she has to dig through it to find some important documents left to Miss Henley. Instead, she finds her former teacher dead under a pile of debris that plagued her, and there's no end of suspects--starting with Charlotte herself. (Includes organizing tips.)