Who knew planning a photo shoot could be so deadly…
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.
About the Author
Ritter Ames is the USA Today bestselling author who writes the fast-paced suspense Bodies of Art mystery series and the cozy Organized Mysteries series. 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It always helps to be organized but if you are not then Kate and Meg are there to help you out! They were hired by a publisher to "organize" the setting for an annual calendar. Just as they have figured out what needs to be done (or undone) the fence that keeps the rescue horses in is broken and everyone has to go round them up--then a woman who no one likes is found murdered in the barn. Not only do they have to figure out where they can hold the photo shoot now--but they also have to keep themselves and the owner of the animal rescue from being accused. Organizational skills helps find the murderer!! Interspersed within these pages is a lot of good advice on how to organize and how to refurbish old items!!
Kate McKenzie’s company has been hired by a publisher to help facilitate a photo shoot for one of its client’s upcoming calendar line release. So she and her partner set out to meet with Liz Tillman at her animal rescue farm in Vermont. Her calendar design is to handle scheduling organization ideas for the busy family, so now Kate and Meg need to find an ideal office location for the photographs that will appropriately reflect this organization. But their meeting is interrupted first by an irate ex-employee and then by a deliberately destroyed fence that sets free Liz ‘s horses. Kate and Meg plan to return on a different day to finish their setup, but when they realize they left their notes behind, they return later that night and literally trip over a dead body. Once again, they find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation, as they try to complete their assignment with Liz and stay out of trouble. This is an enjoyable cozy mystery series with well defined characters. I like the relationship Kate and Meg have with each other, as well as their relationships with hubbies and the kids. This story also included information on animal rescues, as well as several organization tidbits. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing this book received from the author.
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 mutual respect and a lovely flirtation. The person the team works with in 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, pigmy goats, a pig that was raised in a basement, and a mixture of dogs and horses is delightful as is watching the team work 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.