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Review – Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz

Review – Scheduled to Death by Mary FelizScheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2) by Mary Feliz
Published by Penguin Random House on January 17, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 238
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Professional organizer Maggie McDonald has a knack for cleaning up other people’s messes. So when the fiancée of her latest client turns up dead, it’s up to her to sort through the untidy list of suspects and identify the real killer.  Maggie McDonald is hoping to raise the profile of her new Orchard View organizing business via her first high-profile client. Professor Lincoln Sinclair may be up for a Nobel Prize, but he’s hopeless when it comes to organizing anything other than his thoughts. For an academic, he’s also amassed more than his share of enemies. When Sinclair’s fiancée is found dead on the floor of his home laboratory — electrocuted in a puddle of water—Maggie takes on the added task of finding the woman’s murderer. To do so, she’ll have to outmaneuver the suspicious, obnoxious police investigator she’s nicknamed “Detective Awful” before a shadowy figure can check off the first item on their personal to-do list — Kill Maggie McDonald.

Maggie Mcdonald is back with her organizing ways. Having settled into her new town she has started her organization business. Her client is Professor Lincoln Sinclair. Everything is going as planned until they find the body of the Professor’s fiance. As Maggie tries to figure out what happened she is entangled with people who don’t want her involved. Will she find the killer before anybody else gets hurt?

In an Oyster Shell – Another great installment in this Cozy Mystery series.

The Pearls – I said this in the first book and I’ll say it again. The concept of Maggie being an organizer is still unique to me. I like that she now has reestablished her business. It’ll make for a great story for books to come.

The Mystery was multi-faceted. There was not a dull moment in this book. There were several storylines going on at once, without being confusing.

The quirky characters are back and better than ever. The friends that Maggie has made in this town add a fun element to the story. With some new faces, the cast of characters were really entertaining.

The Sand – It was a good book.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Mary Feliz

Mary Feliz has lived in five states and two countries but calls Silicon Valley home. Traveling to other areas of the United States, she’s frequently reminded that what seems normal in the high-tech heartland can seem decidedly odd to the rest of the country.

A big fan of irony, serendipity, diversity, and quirky intelligence tempered with gentle humor, she strives to bring these elements into her writing, although her characters tend to take these elements to a whole new level.

She’s a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild where she feels at home among those plot to kill. She’s also a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers who seem less blood-thirsty and more interested in the skeletons in the closet.

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