Death Tidies Up (A Charlotte LaRue Mystery)
It is nice to have a mature heroine as Charlotte faces her 60th birthday with some apprehension, who is a vital member of society and may even have sparked some romantic interest with Lou. This book has more than one review. Click here to show all.
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I enjoyed some of it. The main character is an older lady who is a snooze-fest. She's extremely judgemental and fussy and proclaims how much she hates gossip and such every 5 minutes, but she's super nosy. I didn't particularly care about any of these chara I'm sure I probably got this one free for the Kindle. I didn't particularly care about any of these characters and you could see the ending coming a mile away.
It took at least a quarter of the book before anything actually happened. Something evidently big happened in the first book, but unlike most series books, they don't do any kind of mini recap to get new readers up to date. I might read another of these if I got it free, but it's not high up on my list at all. There's also a very glaring error at one point when Charlotte, in her mind, puts Sam's first name with Marian's last name, though she's been saying Sam Johnson I think that was his last time the entire time. Oct 22, Ginnie Grant rated it liked it.
First off, let me just say that I really do love Charlotte LaRue as a character. I can only hope to be something like her when i'm sixty. This book had a terribly slow start that didn't seem relevant and the middle dragged. It did pick up and had a really good ending but I felt Ms Colley was scrambling to fit everything in the last few chapters that should have been better distributed throughout the whole book.
Death Tidies Up
It did make me smile how she gave a nod to my favorite cozy mystery author Joanne Fluke by Charlotte and Bitsy mentioning that they were both reading "The Blueberry muffin murder". Aug 29, Devi rated it did not like it Shelves: This is my 2nd book to give up after 2 chapters. But since I cannot sleep not knowing who did it - this is after all a who-done-it story - I read the last four chapters just to find out.
I'm an avid Christie reader and I have to say Miss Marple was not a bore. So I'm not really sure what this book is trying to do. Jun 20, Lynne Tull rated it it was ok Shelves: I may try one more book of this series. I think this book was a little better than the last one, but the jury's still out.
I am getting a little tired of cleaning house and all of the "hon" this and "no, hon" that. I do wish we would move on from the expression " I found myself skipping over a few parts that had a little too much detail. Also, there were a couple attempts to try educate me. I don't mind the education. I just don't like it to be so obvious. I really enjoyed this book..
This is the 1st book I've read by this author,but will be getting the others.. Charlotte is the main character who runs a cleaning service and gets involved in a murder case.. She's also turning 60 and reflecting on life.. She's very kind and very involved with family and friends.. Highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a cosy mystery.. Feb 02, Kathleen rated it liked it. Okay, every once in a while you just need pure escape in a quick to read, I can solve that, mode with a main character who you can enjoy and relate to and that's when you can turn to Colley's Charlotte LaRue series.
This maid of New Orleans bad historical pun, but apt description has yet to fail for cozy reading. Apr 16, Gramy rated it really liked it Shelves: This woman sleuth is intelligent, resourceful, and uses her southern charm to ellicit desireable information. Her exploits in investigating the dead boy in the clost very entertaining. It is a clean read, stands on its own from the series, and cleans up with an HEA.
It wasn't outstanding, but I really liked it. This series is well worth reading. I highly recommend it. This is a fun cozy mystery. Nov 24, Courtney rated it it was amazing.
Death Tidies Up (Charlotte LaRue) by Barbara Colley
I usually would not read books like this but I have grown to love Charlotte La Rue.. I can not wait to read 3! Feb 17, Linda rated it liked it. Cozies are my new favorite read