As she cleans out all her stuff to move from her house to a condo, she discovers that she’s good at organizing her things. Her friends encourage her to start a personal organizing business. Millicent gives it some thought and decides it’s a good idea. She calls her business, Unstuff Your Stuff. Millicent gains clients but struggles with her new life and cryptic clues left by her husband.
Men hit on her, but she doesn’t want to get involved in any relationship, although she likes the father of the young man who helped her move to her condo. As she develops a successful organizing business while sorting through the clutter from the secret life her husband led she escapes attempts on her own life and figures out the mystery of the cryptic messages left by her husband.
From the first page I was drawn into the story as more and more puzzling incidents occurred — some scary and some laugh out loud hilarious. Recommend this for any mystery lover who wants to read an enjoyable intriguing story.
I met the author, Mike Befeler, when he spoke at a local public library about writing. I purchased the book to support him, and added it to my large pile of books to read. I picked it up last week with only the thought of having one less book in my “to be read” pile. What a delight! I enjoyed the book tremendously! I liked the writing and the characters. I liked the mystery itself, Millicent’s career as an organizer, and her interactions with the other characters. I am now anxiously waiting for the next book in the series!
I could not out this down. Good mystery. I hope there will be another in this series. I’ve read all the geezer stories, the dinner theater story and the court trouble. I’ve liked all of them. Please keep writing!
I first heard Mike Befeler speak about his Geezer-lit mysteries at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Reno, NV last March and vowed to try one. I’m just sorry it took me so long. Unstuff Your Stuff was a delightful read and would make an excellent addition to the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries lineup should they ever decide to make a Made for TV movie from it. The one deleterious side effect was a nagging desire to organize and clean out the cupboards, closets, and drawers in my house, which would have taken me away from reading. Needless to say I resisted the urge. Thanks for an entertaining and fun-filled afternoon with Millicent Hargrove and her friends Mike. I’ll be sure to tell mine. Bruce Rolfe