Buried under Clutter, A Tina Tales Mystery by Jan Christensen is the second in the series. The first was Organized to Death. Other than a few references that can be understood through context, this is a stand alone book. It is an intriguing, page-turning cozy mystery with a murder in the house next door. I gave it five stars because it kept me guessing.
"The smell coming from the house was getting to her. She approached the doorway & peeked inside. Recoiled. The place was crammed with junk, piled to the ceiling in the hallway. It smelled like a dumpster in there. Tina backed away & caught her mother's eye. Laura frowned & raised her eyes heavenward. So she knew Mrs. Blackwell had been a hoarder."
Hoarding is a subject that is misunderstood. It can be started by a brain injury or a severe emotional loss. It takes a great deal of work, a lot of assistance, possible therapy, & understanding to remedy.
I received a complimentary kindle copy from the publisher Victory Editing & NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Under-Clutter-Tales-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00K3PR6WM