Scheduled to Death

Scheduled to Death

By Mary Feliz

  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre : Cozy
  • FIle Size : 1.20 MB
Score: 4.5
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Description

Scheduled to Death 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.

“Fans of Feliz’s first book as well as newcomers to the series won’t be disappointed…Moves forward quickly with freshness, a few surprises and a couple of real scares.” —Kirkus Reviews on Scheduled to Death, scheduled death row executions, scheduled death row executions texas, scheduled death, scheduled death sentence

Reviews

  • Scheduled to Death

    4
    By Eileen A-W
    Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz is the second book in her Maggie McDonald Mystery series. This is the first book I have read in this series and it is a standalone story. Anything you needed to know from the previous book was explained as part of this story. Maggie is working as an organizer, helping people who need organization in their lives. It might be organizing a room, getting rid of belongings, or just organizing one’s life. She also tends to volunteer more than she should, not allowing enough time for herself and her family. The community where Maggie and her family live, near Palo Alto, California, has a small town feel to it. I really loved the helpful and doable organizing tips that led off each chapter. I enjoyed the relationship that Maggie, her family and friends had with the police officers, more like family or friends. The trust they had with each other was not something one would expect from the police. This was an enjoyable story with entertaining characters that you want to get to know better and lots of twists and turns. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
  • Second book in series!

    3
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz is the second book in A Maggie McDonald Mystery series. Maggie McDonald is a professional organizer. After recently moving to Orchard View with her husband and two kids, Maggie started Simplicity Itself Organizing Services. Her latest client is the very absentminded Professor Lincoln Sinclair, who is marrying local school librarian, Sarah Palmer. Maggie has an early appointment with Linc to finish the decluttering process. Tess Olmos, Linc’s realtor, has tagged along to check the progress Maggie has made. Tess is using Linc’s home for her annual holiday home showcase. Linc arrives late after working all night in his university laboratory on a new idea. They head upstairs to look at Linc’s workroom which is the last room to be completed in the house. The three of them head upstairs and are shocked to find Sarah on the floor. She is laying in a pool of water with her hand clutching a frayed electrical cord. They contact 911 and await the police. Unfortunately, Detective Jason Mueller is out of commission with a broken leg, and Acting Detective Lt. Gordon Apfel is in charge of the investigation. The detective is quick to point the finger at Linc (he is not known for his work ethic or intelligence). Maggie will not let this man railroad the professor. Join Maggie in her search for Sarah’s killer in Scheduled to Death. Scheduled to Death is easy to read and can easily be a stand-alone book. The author provides the needed background information on the main characters and a summary of what happened in Address to Die For. The mystery was intriguing, but most readers will be able to identify the culprit long before the reveal. I give Scheduled to Death 3.5 out of 5 stars. I have to admit that I did not enjoy Scheduled to Death as much as Address to Die For (first book in series). I was not fond of the addition of Acting Detective Lt. Gordon Apfel. I found him to be rude and inept as well as distracting to the storyline. Maggie was a little manic in this book. She was constantly running around doing tasks, helping others, or making meals (she was always over scheduling herself). I believe that A Maggie McDonald Mystery series has potential. With a little tweaking, it can be a very good cozy mystery series.

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