Organized for Homicide

Organized for Homicide

by Ritter Ames




Organization expert Kate McKenzie is looking forward to her newest consignment: organize the cross-country move for a divorced father and his two children. But when a dead body turns up, Kate's carefully organized plans are thrown into chaos. Was it an accident? Or murder? Kate aims to find out and ends up falling more emotionally involved than she'd expected when the victim's teenaged daughter becomes the police's lead suspect. As a mother herself, she just can't let the girl not only lose a mother but possibly lose her freedom and future as well. While the police follow the chain of evidence, Kate follows her gut, leading her on a dangerous investigation that could result in more than one death if she doesn't watch her step...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500836573
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Ritter is an award-winning author who writes the Body of Art mystery series and the Organized Mystery series, both published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. While in the past Ritter has published nonfiction books and biographies under a different name, she now 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.

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Organized for Homicide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
rgleason More than 1 year ago
Oh MY! Once again this author brings us a wonderful story! Book two in this series is as entertaining and fun as the first book in this series! I LOVE the attention to characters we met in the first book, along with the new ones we meet in this one. This book has it all. The great relationships and friendships and the exciting murder mystery we get to  be along on the ride while Kate and Meg once again try to solve (while giving GREAT organizing tips) without getting themselves in the path of the murderer! I would recommend reading the first book isn't actually necessary, but it is more fun to know about the characters and how they met..on top of all the tips on organizing a move you will learn.I have learned some truly valuable things about organization I have actually put to use for my own home. What could be better than snuggling up, reading a great book and learning ways to make your life easier! I LOVE this author and will anxiously wait for the next in this series! I
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I have read by Ritter Ames in the Organized Mysteries series. The first Organized for Scheduled Sabotage was full of great ideas on how to organize and how to refurbish old items interspersed within the story line. This one gives lots of really helpful advice on how to pack up a house and generally declutter. I will be taking some of this advice on getting rid of or storing some of the clutter that surrounds me in my apartment! I would like to mention that all the books I have read can be read as stand alone. The husband and wife are divorcing--he is moving with two of the children to California from the small town but very large house they live in. The wife is moving into a condo with the oldest daughter somewhere in the general region so the girl can finish high school and continue with her sports plan. The husband hires Kate to organize the move for them---She, with the help of her friend start this massive job. Of course the Real Estate agents are trying to get in ahead of time being a general pain. Then the unthinkable happens-Kate had to return after a hard days work because her friend left her cell phone in the kitchen. As they were about to walk in--a body fell from an upstairs window! The oldest daughter was accused--but Kate knew she did not do this and with the help of her friend proceeded to try to prove the girl's innocence. There were quite a number of people who could have done it---Was Kate able to figure out the real culprit? You will be as surprised as I was at who it was!
CCinME More than 1 year ago
3-1/2 stars - a well written, entertaining cozy mystery with lots of helpful hints - a little heavy on the hint, however.
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2singorplay More than 1 year ago
When you just want to unwind this is a fun read! It also has some great organizing tips as well as a good recipe!
theresa13FM More than 1 year ago
Another great book!  I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it as well. If you like a fun mystery you can't put down - read this. Plus it has really helpful organizing tips in every chapter,  so you can't go wrong!
LauraAPlus More than 1 year ago
As a member of Ritter Ames' Street Team, I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the sequel to Organized for Murder but I did not read that before reading this so I do not believe it is necessary to read in order to fully enjoy Organized for Homicide. OfH continues the stories of Kate McKenzie and Meg Berman, organizers extraordinare. This time, they're organizing a move from Vermont to Malibu, CA, for the Collier family. Things all go swimmingly until the titular homicide happens and puts a crimp in their plans. So naturally Kate and Meg want the murder solved so they can get the packing back on track. I did suspect early on who the murderer was, but not why. This book is also sprinkled with moving/organizational tips that I believe would be useful to anyone looking to improve in those areas. And while not an organizational tip, I'm totally going to use the mason jar one. All in all, this is a fun read and I would recommend it.
mellis More than 1 year ago
I think I liked this sory better than the first one.  I denjoy the rapport between Kate & Megs friendship and working partners.  The fact that you threw in a pet, and a not so good looking one, put some different humor in there.  Save a stray or discarded pet, good job.  Good story.
SarahSmith More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in Ritter Ames Organized series.  I don't think it's necessary to read them in order, but I'm glad I did.  Certain main and recurring character nuances and reactions seemed a bit easier to understand. I loved all the organizational tidbits dispersed throughout the book. I definitely wish this book had come out before I made my most recent move, it would have made the unpacking much easier.  And I am definitely going to try the mason jar smoothie method Kate shows Meg during some down-time in the story. The story itself was fast paced and hard to put down, so I finished it quite quickly. The reasoning for the murder came off as a bit over-the top, especially with all the seemingly more valid reasons. But then again it wouldn't be a mystery without them.  Love the way that Kate and Meg work together as characters and can't wait to see more of them in the next book, although I'm sure Lieutenant Johnson would disagree with me. 
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series. Organized for Homicide is a totally engaging cozy mystery. In this book, Kate and Meg are organizing a cross country move for a family when a murder occurs at the house they're working at. Because of this, Kate and Meg are in the middle of the investigation. One unique thing about this book is that each chapter begins with an organizational or moving tip. One of them was an absolutely brilliant packing tip that had never occurred to me. If you like cozy mysteries, this book is a great choice. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
I love these characters; Ritter Ames creates such amazingly real people for her books that I can imagine them as people I know or would love to get to know!  She  is an awesome author and this series of delightful cozy mysteries has something special that will keep drawing readers back. In Organized for Homicide, Kate and Meg are packing up the home of a wealthy client who has taken a job on the west coast after divorcing his wife.  Once again the mystery is well plotted, and the interchange between the friends as they work through the various events of the story is natural and fun.  We don’t see a lot of Keith, but I think I have a crush on him. As a person who has moved too many times, I also appreciated and enjoyed the moving tips.  Organized for Homicide is the second book in the Organized Mysteries series and maintains the awesome standard of Organized for Murder. I loved this one just as much as the firt so I was trhilled to I receive a copy of this book as a gift from the author. I already look forward to the next book in this series.