Review of Organized For S’more Death


Organized For S’more Death

Organized Mysteries, Book #4

Ritter Ames

5 Stars



Who knew camping could be so deadly…

A family outing in a national forest seemed like the best kind of R&R to Meg Berman. Even Kate McKenzie was convinced after learning a fully equipped cabin was part of the plan. When a scavenger hunt in the woods turns up a dead body, however, the natural beauty around them takes a decidedly sinister twist. Worse, the police suspect one of them as the prime suspect. They not only must get off the police radar–but at the same time stay out of the killer’s crosshairs and keep their families safe.
Organized for S’more Death 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.   (Goodreads)




The characters were well rounded and well developed.  I really enjoyed that Kate and Meg were older women who have families.  That was a nice change of pace from most of the protagonists that are twenty-something and single.  It felt like I was watching neighbors pack for a trip and then I got to take the trip with them. You can tell that the families are very close and get along well.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.  The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I found myself pulled into the story from the very beginning.  The mystery was well plotted and there were enough clues to keep my guessing until the very end.

I really enjoyed the tips at the beginning of each chapter.  I thought they were very helpful. I especially liked the one about car sickness.  I knew to stay in the front seat but I did not know about squeezing your left thumb.  Since I get carsick, that was very helpful.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well plotted cozy mystery.  I have not read any of the other books in this series, but that is something I plan to remedy.