Organized for Murder: Organized Mysteries book #1

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Gemma Halliday, Feb 16, 2015 - Fiction - 254 pages
USA TODAY Bestselling Novel!

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.

Organized Mysteries:
Organized for Murder (book #1)
Organized for Homicide (book #2)

What critics are saying:

“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

"Organized for Murder is a very enjoyable first in a new series. Ritter Ames really hit it out the park with this debut, and 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

"Ritter Ames keeps ratcheting the suspense until I started skipping sentences just to find out who murdered Amelia and another woman. It was thoroughly enjoyable with well-developed, 3-dimensional characters."
~ BookTalk with Eileen

"If you enjoy cozy type mysteries, I think you'll enjoy this light fast read."
~ Murder Most Cozy

"The characters are well written and stay true to who they are from the beginning to end of the book, and they feel real as if you could meet the in real life."
~ Hiding from My Kids

"Organized for Murder by Ritter Ames is the first in a new cozy mystery series, Organized Mysteries. This is a quality cozy mystery. The story is well-written and the mystery kept me guessing. This is a great start to a new series, and one I am looking forward to revisiting. Great characters, fantastic writing, and a clever mystery all combine to make a really wonderful book."
~ Brooke Blogs

"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 I enjoyed the way Kate followed the clues in a very organized fashion. The author added some great twists, I was surprised by the actual murderer. I enjoyed all the organizational tips that started each chapter. Several will be introduced into my own household."
~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book

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User Review  - Georgiann - LibraryThing

Kate McKenzie is an organization expert. She is trying to make her new business Stacked in your favor a hit in this small Vermont town. Amelia Nerthercutt is her first wealthy client. But when Amelia ... Read full review

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User Review  - LaurasReading - LibraryThing

The butler didn't do it, but that doesn't mean the entire staff and family are not suspects in this wonderful beginning to a new series. Recently widowed Amelia Nethercutt is planning to make changes ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Ritter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries and the Bodies of Art Mysteries, both published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. When she's not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow lab to stay of the pond or keep her grouchy black cat from trying to give the dog away on Freecycle. Ritter would love to live on a boat and write from far flung locations around the globe, but the dog would constantly have to be fished from the water, and her husband and cat would just complain endlessly about the dog's smell, so staying on land seems to be the only good option to keep her sanity and not get sidetracked from writing.

Visit Ritter online at: http://ritterames.wordpress.com/

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