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Book Review-Organized for Picnic Panic: A Cozy Mystery #6-Ritter Ames

Thursday, September 2, 2021

All the books in the Organized series have great ideas for organization. I have read most if not all of them. The organizational ideas in this book--I will probably use several of them! I bet you will too. And not only for picnics!!

Kate seems to be a magnet for finding dead bodies. You would think at a town picnic every body would be happy--but obviously not!

The dead woman really was not a nice person and she and Kate actually had words. Well Kate, being a good and conscientious person, was taking all the trash from her group to the dumpster---and there was that woman--dead!

There was no way I could feel bad about the dead woman--but could sympathize with the person who murdered her!! This was a really fast read--almost but not quite the length of a novella.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A cozy mystery in the USA TODAY Bestselling Organized Mysteries series. A town wide picnic is all fun, food, & games—until Kate stumbles on another body…

The annual Hazelton, Vermont Labor Day Picnic is something all the residents look forward to each year. Kate has spent the past week organizing everything to help her family and neighbors enjoy a relaxing community event. As a relatively new family to the area, the McKenzies look forward to beginning this tradition. Things start off terrific, with the kids competing for great prizes, and the parents getting all the picnic eats ready.

Until a bit of discourse enters the scene and disturbs the family-friendly vibe of the day.

Things seem to settle down again, thankfully, and everyone returns to their previous high humor. However, as everyone drifts toward an after-lunch spectacular show, Kate stumbles onto a different kind of spectacle—a dead body. And this time she and Keith find themselves slapped into the middle of the mystery. They must capture the killer before the murderer flees. Or before another killing occurs…

Please note: This title originally appeared in a much shorter version in a multi-author short-story anthology, when it was titled “Organized for Labor Day Foul Play.” New content has been added to this novelette release.

Organized for Picnic Panic is an end-of-summer holiday novelette in the popular Organized Mysteries series from USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames. The series features a small town New England setting and interesting characters, along with humor, strong family and friendship ties, and absorbing cozy mysteries.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Ritter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries series and the Bodies of Art Mysteries series. When she's not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow lab to stay out 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.

Ritter tries to blog regularly at and subscribe there to get the latest news about upcoming releases, and inside scoops on her characters and series. She 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. You can find her Facebook author page at and Follow her on Twitter @RitterAmes.

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