"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 likeable 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...Already looking forward to the next adventure!"
~ Ellie's Reads
"A delightful new cozy mystery series starring an intriguing heroine--Kate McKenzie. Twists and turns abound, entertaining the reader throughout! I loved it and look forward to the next installment. Ritter Ames is a new star on the cozy set!"
~ Michele Scott, bestselling author of the Wine Lovers Mystery Series, featuring Nikki Sands
"With her organizational tips included (throughout the book and at the end), I know this is one book I will be hanging onto. If you haven't discovered this series yet, I highly recommend picking it up."
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
"I am a huge lover of cozy mysteries, and this by far is one of my favorites. I loved the premise of the main character Kate being an organizer and I loved all the organizational tips that I picked up throughout the story."
~ Doctor's Notes
"The plot was well paced and the author added some great twists. I was surprised by the actual murderer. I enjoyed all the organizational tips that started each chapter."
~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
From the Author
A wonderful friend...I'll call her Carolyn Haines (wink, wink)...thought it would be fun for Kate and Meg to be involved in a job where they had to organize an author who wrote yearly organization calendars, but who (just maybe) wasn't as organized as her calendars implied. Well, since this good friend...Carolyn...has her own animal rescue in real life, instead of the character being disorganized I made the main character in this book, Liz, just a very committed, very busy woman with a lot of irons in the fire--including an animal rescue farm where she took care of every kind of animal. I was even able to include the four miniature goats my father used to raise (I miss those little cuties so much. I have so many goat stories I could share. Trust me). And featuring one of my favorite kinds of cookies this time--with my recipe--was fun as well.
Being able to incorporate Kate's minor phobias with the animals was a lot of fun, too, and I loved being able see Meg step up whenever Kate needed backup. Their friendship is one of the things I like best about writing the Organized Mysteries series. I also love writing the interactions between Kate and her husband Keith. The kids (both human and of the goat varieties this time) are an added benefit. And I enjoy watching Kate & Meg solve the murder and save the person the police suspect. It all makes writing often feel like I'm not even working. Can't wait to get the next one polished up and out for everyone to read, but in the meantime be sure to read the first chapter of Organized for S'more Death that's excerpted at the end of this book, Organized for Scheduled Sabotage. Happy reading, everyone!