Author: Ritter Ames
Review: This was a fun no brainer book. It is what I would call light reading. You can read for a while and then put it down and go back to it again and not miss a beat. The story starts out with Kate McKenzie, an organizer. She organizes wealthy people and also teaches classes at the book store of her friend.
Kate is a young mother of 6 year old twin girls and married to a ex football player turned sportscaster for the local T V station. Kate is organized to a fault and what I love is “her” tips appear throughout the book so the reader can become organized too!!!
As the story opens Kate is visiting with a rather eccentric older woman who is extremely wealthy. She married into wealth after having five other husbands but this one, Daniel, was the one with the big house and money and they loved traveling and seeing the world and collecting until Daniel died and now things needed to be organized to know exactly what she had.
“Kate stiffened on the white on white Victorian sofa and hoped her smile didn’t look like a grimace. She again swatted the irritating peacock feather and gilt streaked twig arrangement that invaded the personal space around her left shoulder. Where had common sense fled what she agreed to work sight unseen in this procurement madhouse?”
Well in the end she doesn’t even get the chance to start when the mistress of the house is found murdered!!!!! Whodunit??? Her husband's children, the grandchildren, the housekeeper or the perhaps an ex-husband?????
The book moves quickly keeping you interested, the character development is fun, all of Kate's helpers just add humor to the story and her family makes the whole thing fun!!
All in all a great read! I give this book four stars! I received this book as a gift from my daughter.
Thanks Eileen for this review -
Synopsis: Organization expert Kate McKenzie is on track to make her new business, STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR, a hit in small-town Vermont. But when her first client, the wealthy Amelia Nethercutt, is found dead, the job takes a decidedly sinister turn.
Kate thought she and her family were making a fresh start in her husband's hometown, but she quickly learns that small towns can hold big secrets. When her first client is poisoned just after Kate leaves her mansion, she knows she's gotten off to a bad start. But things only get worse when the police find Kate's fingerprints on the murder weapon, suddenly putting her in the position of suspect number one. The stopwatch is ticking for Kate to prove she had nothing to do with the murder, and the odds are further stacked against her when items stolen from the Nethercutt mansion start showing up in the McKenzie home. Now, Kate must trust her methodical skills and expert eye to sort out who is trying to frame her and to find the real killer before she's organized right into a jail cell.
ebook, 250 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Gemma Halliday Publishing
Author Information: Ritter is an award-winning author who writes the Body of Art mystery series and the Organized for Mystery series, both published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. She focuses most of her time and writing energies on globe trotting the world via her keyboard to create memorable characters and fascinating fiction novels for readers. In this great new endeavor, her cat muse remains faithfully by her side–only voicing displeasure when the food bowl sits empty due to Ritter focusing more on writing than on kibble. Ritter tries to blog regularly athttp://ritterames.wordpress.com/ and uses her Pinterest boards at http://www.pinterest.com/ritterames/ to capture great places and ideas she wants to use in both series. Follow her blog and boards to learn more about Ritter and her upcoming books.