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.
I love Kate, and her drive to run her own business Stacked in Your Favor, while running a household, mothering twins and being a wife. I envy her organization skills and wish she could come and help me! She is a character that I could easily relate to, as being similar in age.. not the organized part!
I really liked the strength Kate had to keep going with the project, despite Amelia's passing. That she helped solve the crime by keeping her eyes open, and her thoughts about her. Not the type of person you would think would become a sleuth, so that made the story even more fun.
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery and read it straight through. I loved the history of Amelia's house and the treasures. I could just sit back and imagine Kate, her friend Meg going through all of these great antiques, but in the back of their mind trying to figure out 'who dunnit'. The list of possibilities grows with step daughter Sophia, her brother, Amelia's own son Thomas and her grandson Danny. Who would want to take out this matriarch?
Looking forward to reading other works by Ritter Ames!!
About This Author
Ritter Ames lives in a small town in the middle of America, but spends each day globe trotting the art world from her laptop, with her cat riding shotgun and Pandora blasting from the speakers. COUNTERFEIT CONSPIRACIES is her first full-length fiction. A second cozy mystery series, starting with ORGANIZED FOR MURDER will be released by Gemma Halliday Publishing in January 2014. She tries to blog regularly at http://ritterames.wordpress.com/ and uses her Pinterest boards at http://www.pinterest.com/ritterames/ 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.
Web page: http://ritterames.wordpress.com/
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