Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Organized for Murder (Organized Mysteries #1) by Ritter Ames

Tour Participants
March 31 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
April 1 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review
April 2 – i blog 4 books – Review
April 3 – Book Club Librarian – Review
April 4 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post
April 5 – Mysteries Etc – Review
April 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
April 7 – Bea’s Book Nook – Review
April 8 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post
April 9 – Thoughts in Progress – Review, Interview
April 10 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
April 11- I’d Rather Be At The Beach – Review
April 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
April 13 – Socrates’ Book Review Blog – Review


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1728 KB
  • Print Length: 255 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495379957
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (Feb. 21 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

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.

“Ritter writes like a seasoned veteran, and you will not believe how helpful these organizational tips are!”
- Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author

"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, author of the Wine Lovers Mystery Series, featuring Nikki Sands

About the Author

Ritter is an award-winning author who writes the Bodies of Art mystery series and the cozy Organized Mysteries 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. She is on Facebook at, and you can follow her on Twitter @RitterAmes. Ritter tries to blog regularly at and uses her Pinterest boards at 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.

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My Review

The right business hook is the most important criteria for success, and Kate McKenzie thinks she’s found a perfect one.  As an organizational expert, Kate knows Americans are running out of space and money, and renting more storage units is usually not the best solution. Starting an organizational business, Stacked in Your Favor, in her new hometown of Hazelton, Vermont seems like an answer to her family’s budget problems and an answer to southern Vermonters’ prayers.  Business looks good when she snags collector, Amelia Nethercutt, as her first client, signing on to organize the wealthy woman’s eccentrically-filled mansion.  But things take a turn beyond chaos when Amelia is murdered and Kate’s fingerprints are found on the poison that killed her.

This is the first book in the Organized Mysteries series by Ritter Ames. The series is set in the small town of Hazelton in Vermont. The main character Kate McKenzie, who is an organization expert, and her retired hockey player husband who is now a radio sportscaster, have settled into his hometown now that his hockey career has ended. Kate has found a best friend Meg who can help her with her six year old twins and has settled into small town life. She starts a business of her own Stacked in Your Favor which is an organizing business.

Kate has a new client she is initially very excited about, Amelia Nethercutt. Amelia owns a huge mansion filled with things that need to be organized! Shortly after Kate's initial assessment, Amelia is found murdered. Is Kate a suspect...not really...but the police don't rule her out and it looks like somebody wants her to appear guilty....

A good, fast paced, easy to read cozy mystery. I loved all the organizing tips!! I was kept guessing until the end as to who the murderer was.  The ebook is only $3.99 for the Kindle on Amazon.

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  1. Thanks for inviting me to "stop" on your blog :)

  2. Mystery and hockey in the same book. This book sounds like it would be right up my ally. Would love to win a copy!