• An Untidy Death

  • The Decluttering Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Simon Brett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Alexandra Richards approaches professional declutterer Ellen Curtis to ask her to help sort out her mother’s chaotic flat, Ellen gets the impression Alexandra doesn’t like her mother very much. So when Ingrid Richards’ body is discovered in her burned-out home, Alexandra’s exasperated words don’t seem like such a joke. Due to the hazardous state of the victim’s over-cluttered residence, the police are inclined to dismiss her death as an unfortunate accident. Ellen’s not so sure. Could Alexandra’s resentment toward her mother have escalated into outright violence? 

The more she discovers about the dead woman’s remarkable past, the more convinced Ellen becomes that there’s something decidedly suspicious about her death. At least she can console herself that clearing out widower Edward Finch’s bungalow will be a straightforward job in comparison. But Ellen couldn’t be more wrong....

©2021 Simon Brett (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Love Simon Brett

This is the second in the series and I listened to the first hoping there would be a second. His new declutterer character is interesting and layered. The supporting cast is an eclectic mix that keeps my interest. The mystery was good and Mr. Brett does an excellent job of narrating his writing. I would highly recommend.

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Not my favorite

I really love Simon Brett's work, but I must admit I felt let down on this one. Elements in the plot are duplicates from the first book in this series (I won't go into details, as I don't want to spoil the plot). I finished this with the realization that I really, really miss Charles Paris and the snarky humor from that series. If there is a 3rd book in this series I might buy it but, unless it is a more inspired plot, that will be the last for me.

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Flat and unispired

I didn't like the characters or the story. I tried listening but just couldn't finish it.