Daily Review: Organized for Scheduled Sabotage by Ritter Ames
January 24, 2018
All in all, the mystery is a just-right mix of cozy and suspense.
Planning a photo shoot can be murder…
When Kate McKenzie and Meg Berman are hired to help organize location opportunities for a photo shoot featuring a bestselling calendar author, they can’t wait to start. Even better, they learn the royalties from the annual calendars help fund an animal rescue program in their state of Vermont.
But once sabotage turns to murder and the police start looking for suspects, Kate and Meg find their lives suddenly upended by chaos and their own reputations at risk—along with their client’s as well.
Now, it’s not enough to fulfill the terms of their contract, they must also find a way to save their client and her rescue program, too. All while making sure their next work outfits aren’t matching orange jumpsuits.
Organized for Scheduled Sabotage is the newest release in the popular Organized Mysteries series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames, which features a small town New England setting and interesting characters, along with humor, strong family and friendship ties, and absorbing cozy mysteries.
By Ellie’s Reads
Another chance to solve an organized mystery with Kate and Meg? Yes, please!
I just love a book where I become so comfortable with the lead characters and their families. Colorful kids, husbands, and wives, and I could tell you about each of their personalities. It’s like hanging out with old friends. But a few of these particular friends have an accidental nose for crime which I quite enjoy, including the scary, suspenseful parts. This time we’re adding in rescue animals, a truly likable character named Liz with a soft spot for horses, and a quartet or curious, tiny goats to boot. (So fun.) Enjoyed the rural atmosphere and all the critters.
As a bonus, I’m not one for self-help books, but I picked up some useful and entertaining organizational tips I will actually apply to my own life.
Third in a series and I think best if read in order, but it also stands quite well on its own. This is a great way to pass some relaxing moments and just enjoy a good read. All in all, it’s a just-right mix of cozy and suspense.
Already looking forward to the next adventure!
By Jeanie Jackson
My favorite dynamic duo is back! I love everything about the series but my favorite part is the comradery between Kate and Meg; the light teasing, professional brainstorming, emotional support and balance they offer each other is exactly the kind of friendships that I value in my life.
I enjoy the fact that unlike too many cozy mystery series the stories vary based on the projects and people with whom they work, I want to be comfortable reading them because the characters are familiar and enjoyable and that is the continuity that Ritter Ames brings to her books. I also appreciate that, in spite of some insecurities, Kate is happily married to a man with whom she shares a mutual respect and a lovely flirtation.
The person the team works within this book is a strong intelligent woman who runs an animal rescue. Much to Liz’s surprise, the organizational calendar that she published has been so successful that her publisher hires Kate and Meg to stage photo shoots for the next calendar.
This job is quite different from earlier ones but falls well within their skill set. Meeting the animals, pygmy goats, a pig that was raised in a basement, and a mixture of dogs and horses is delightful as is watching the teamwork to meld the request of the publisher while trying to honor the image of the rescue.
Soon murder casts a pall over the project…the murder of a woman that no one likes and with whom Liz has had words. Kate’s natural instinct is to protect her new friend and client and the best way to do that is to find the killer while keeping to the project deadline.
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