Death Tidies Up

Death Tidies Up

by Barbara Colley

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ISBN-13: 9780758265753
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: A Charlotte LaRue Mystery , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 388,689
File size: 549 KB

About the Author

Barbara Colley is an award-winning author whose books have been published in sixteen foreign languages. A native of Louisiana, she lives with her family in a suburb of New Orleans. Besides writing and sharing her stories, she loves strolling through the historical New Orleans French Quarter and Garden District, which inspired the setting for her Charlotte La Rue mystery series, Readers can write to Barbara at P.O. Box 290, Boutte, LA 70039.

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Death Tidies Up 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
reeread on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Charlotte runs "Maid-for-a-day" cleaning service. In the course of her job, she finds herself caught up in a murder and ends up solving it. Has a semi-retired police officer as tenant next door and a niece who is like a daughter who is also a police officer which has to be useful.
lytechaser More than 1 year ago
I found it a bit repetitive on some details not relevant to the storyline. Such as her son's father dying in the war in Vietnam, mentioned once okay but three or four times is just irritating. Had humor in parts and was fun to read on a hot summer day.
kayek1 More than 1 year ago
Charlotte is a good role model for all of us getting older. She runs a maid service, works hard, and finds dead bodies. Her niece Judith is a police detective, so is her neighbor. Her clients are all a little quirky, and interesting. It also has cleaning tips.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but long winded. The storyline was interesting. The main character, Charlotte was likeable. The story was written in the voice of a sixty year old Southern woman who tends to be somewhat ponderous which caused the story to flow more slowly than I would have liked. The flow of the story was a little choppy because of that.
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Squish49284 More than 1 year ago
Recent hospital visits with my father gave me plenty of down time to read. This was a nice respite for my heart and head during a pretty stress and worrisome time. Enjoyable easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a cute quick read. nice for that lazy sunday afternoon.
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The main character is unlikeable, which makes this a difficult read. She's judgmental and overly dramatic. She's emotional and hates everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I uploaded this book, from the ap, with the understanding that free meant FREE. False. My credit card was charged around five dollars for a book that I never intended on purchasing. I am furious about it. Not cool. Do not believe it when it says this book is free. It is a lie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got it free,never heard of this author before, thought it looked interseting. I found it to be an easy read. Interesting enough to keep my attention yet, good for when you feel like something light to read
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Nice characters
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In New Orleans, though she fears her upcoming sixtieth birthday because that sounds old, Charlotte LaRue feels quite good about her cleaning company, Maid for a Day. Her small firm won a contract from realtor Marian Hebert to clean the renovated Devilier Apartments before the tenants take residency. However, the cleaning crew finds a dead body in a closet in one of the rooms. The police led by Charlotte¿s niece and her tenant arrive to investigate. The corpse turns out to be Drew Bergerson, who allegedly died two years ago in a plane crash into the Gulf of Mexico. Though told to stay out, Charlotte wonders if this death is connected to the supposed accidental explosion nine months ago that killed Marian¿s husband as she tries to sweep clean the homicide in her own unique manner. DEATH TIDIES UP is an attractive amateur sleuth-police procedural that reader will relish because the engaging staff, especially the charming star, makes for fun reading. The cozy style who-done-it will hook the audience because of the warm cast though the answers to the murder mystery seem strange. Barbara Colley provides an entertaining cozy that will send the audience seeking the first LaRue novel, MAID FOR MURDER, which is being re-released as a paperback in January. Harriet Klausner
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Far too politically correct. The author has issues with being female, commenting on male chauvinists, using politically correct attitudes throughout a fairly well-told story, only to turn into a hypocrite when referring to the main character's son's lessons in treating a woman like a lady! You can't have it both ways. The political correctness detracted from what would have been a very good story.