Death Loves a Messy Desk (Charlotte Adams Series#3)

Death Loves a Messy Desk (Charlotte Adams Series#3)

by Mary Jane Maffini

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Death Loves a Messy Desk (Charlotte Adams Series#3) by Mary Jane Maffini

Nothing makes Charlotte Adams happier than freeing people from clutter-and she boasts a waiting list of sloppy clients. Her free time has been taken up solving fatally untidy cases. Her latest task: a woman has hired her to organize a coworker's hopelessly cluttered desk. But when the miss behind the mess goes missing, workplace tempers rise. Now, Charlotte must open a brand-new folder-one she hopes won't be filed under M for murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425228098
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: Charlotte Adams Series , #3
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Jane Maffini is a Canadian mystery writer known for her Camilla MacPhee, Fiona Silk, and Charlotte Adams series. She is the recipient of many accolades, including Arthur Ellis Awards and an RT Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband.

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Death Loves a Messy Desk (Charlotte Adams Series#3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BikerLibrarianCyn More than 1 year ago
Charlotte Adams is a control freak, a busybody, and a compulsive organizer who likes to neaten up everything she can get her hands on. While these qualities may make her somewhat irritating to her friends, they also make her a stellar professional organizer and de-clutterer. They also get her in over her head when she is hired by the office manager of Quovadicon to clean up the desk of an employee whose messiness is leading the rest of the office into chaos. Charlotte discovers is that Barb Douglas's messy desk is the least of the company's problems though, as a flaky receptionist, a viperous instigator, and an asocial son of the boss all run rampant under the ineffectual leadership of Fredelle Newhouse. When Charlotte is nearly run off the road and Barb disappears Charlotte is unable to prevent herself from investigating despite the many warnings of her friends and her own post-traumatic stress from previous incidents. Not helping matters is that Charlotte finds herself isolated from her fellow childhood misfits who are all involved in their own relationships, including her best friend Jack who ignores her and whose new girlfriend sends a spike into Charlotte's heart. Between unsuccessfully training her miniature wiener dogs to become therapy dogs, juggling her other organizing jobs, and avoiding getting arrested (again) by the police, Charlotte barely has time to discover why Barb has mysteriously disappeared and what connection she may have had with a murdered man. Mary Jane Maffini continues to entertain readers in her third mystery featuring Charlotte Adams. This is a mystery full of quirky, humorous, and engaging characters, many of whom are as frustrated with Charlotte's investigative compulsion as she is with it herself. Charlotte is quite aware that she often acts rashly and unwisely, but her need to tidy up loose ends and retain control override all saner impulses. The close circle of friends that Charlotte has reunited with in the small Woodbridge town of 25,000 is what makes her so likable, and at times, vulnerable. This is a fun read for anyone who has ever been trapped in an office with crazy coworkers or who simply enjoys light-hearted, character-driven mysteries. - Cindy Chow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dunno *draws a opened scroll that says Jacob underneath the one tha says Morgan hoping he wouldnt notice*
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Im lost takes out food * thinks "fat @$$" *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can you say about a book you have not picked up in a few weeks. I think I have crunched about 40 pages and... Did not get trapped by the clutter to the point of having to arrange my way out of the morass. I have to admit that having my Nook has changed my habits. There are options. It is 8:30pm. I have finished a great read but am wide awake and need an hours entertainment other than reality tv. Reach down and pick up that mystery and... Gee... Kind of boring... OK Lil' Nooky(That deserves a LOL) what is on-line? Oh let me get a few pages and check it out! This little paperback has migrated from Bed Basket(reading material, remotes, penNpaper, stuff, and, The basket also helps delineate one cat spot.) to the night stand(close by and ready for reading) to the round to-it pile on the edge of the dresser(getting close to forever closed. Maybe book trader/yard sale heaven) So I guess I will go vacuum. Ah maybe later. I will let you know more, if, I get round to-it.