Coming Soon —
New cozy series coming this fall. First book in the series Frugal Lissa Finds a Body. Here is a little more info on this upcoming release–
The weekend had started out so well: her best friend Abby was up from Dallas, Lissa had her blogs already written for the next week and moms everywhere would save money with the latest bargain tips she’d written, and her two boys were staying overnight at a friend’s house so she and Abby could enjoy a girls’ night out. She even had freshly baked cookies in the house that tasted great, and she hadn’t scarfed down the whole batch.
But after thirty minutes at the karaoke bar Friday evening, things suddenly went downhill. Next morning, everything went to freefall when she found the body.
She hadn’t even wanted to clear out the elderly neighbor’s garage, but it was…well…the neighborly thing to do. And look where that got her. Now, she was suspect number one in the guy’s murder. Worse, the detective in charge of the case was a guy Lissa made fun of in high school—because he made fun of her—and he now held more leverage than just the threat of getting her sent to detention. She should have never moved back home. Who said small towns were safer?
The BODIES OF ART MYSTERIES SERIES
In reviewing this series in Suspense Magazine, Mary Lignor wrote: “This author is sheer perfection when it comes to using descriptions and locations that are richly done and offer sharp details throughout the entirety of the story. Some of the mysteries are solved, some not, which lets readers know that they will have many terrific installments of this series to come. The twists in this story will keep you reading until the amazing end and, for those who fall in love with these as much as this reviewer has, I would recommend reading the entire series in order: ‘Counterfeit Conspiracies,’ ‘Marked Masters,’ and now this incredible, ‘Abstract Aliases.’ Have a great deal of fun while delving into the art trade filled with betrayal, old secrets, greed, and some extremely strange gifts. This author continues to produce 5-Star reads!”
The fourth book, Fatal Forgeries, was released June 6, 2017, and the newest release Bronzed Betrayals, was released June 26, 2018.
“This fast-paced, action-filled whodunit was enjoyable and hard to put down. The mystery was good, the characters are likeable and it was fun to watch all the pieces come together in this well-written drama. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.” – Dru’s Book Musings
“It is New Year’s Eve in London and Jack and Laurel are among the celebratory crowd ushering in the brand new year, when an old acquaintance of theirs finds them in the middle of all the merriment. And just like that…this third tale in the author’s Bodies of Art Mystery series takes off as fast as a speeding locomotive…This author is sheer perfection when it comes to using descriptions and locations that are richly done and offer sharp details throughout the entirety of the story. Some of the mysteries are solved, some not, which lets readers know that they will have many terrific installments of this series to come. The twists in this story will keep you reading until the amazing end… This author continues to produce 5-Star reads!” — Mary Lignor review in Suspense Magazine Best of 2016 issue.
“Ritter Ames once again starts us off with a riveting intro…keeping me turning the page and ‘under my breath’ hoping Laurel gets out of this safely… Fatal Forgeries does not disappoint, in fact, may be the best one yet!” — Kings River Life Magazine
“This fifth installment in Ritter Ames’s exciting Bodies of Art Mystery series is filled with fast-paced action, intrigue, multiple global settings, and a great cast of characters, and main character Laurel Beacham, once again, finds herself embroiled in a mystery surrounding art forgeries along with murder…Given Laurel’s unique day job as an art thief to art thieves, it’s a clue that not much will be traditional, which keeps this an exciting and edge-of-your-seat read.” — Criminal Element review
The ORGANIZED MYSTERIES SERIES
“The plot was well paced and the author added some great twists. I was surprised by the actual murderer. I enjoyed all the organizational tips that started each chapter.”
~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
Organized for Homicide
“If you enjoy cozy type mysteries, I think you’ll enjoy this light fast read.”
~ Murder Most Cozy
“I just love a book where I become so comfortable with the lead characters and their families. Colorful kids, husbands, and wives, and I could tell you about each of their personalities. It’s like hanging out with old friends. But a few of these particular friends have an accidental nose for crime, which I quite enjoy, including the scary, suspenseful parts. This time we’re adding in rescue animals, a truly likeable character named Liz with a soft spot for horses, and a quartet or curious, tiny goats to boot. (So fun.) Enjoyed the rural atmosphere and all the critters. This is a great way to pass some relaxing moments and just enjoy a good read. All in all, it’s a just-right mix of cozy and suspense. Already looking forward to the next adventure!” — Ellie’s Reads
Kate and Meg are in trouble again, and this time they have to solve the murder to help save their client and her animal rescue.
“This was one of the best book in the series. Once again, Kate gets involved in a murder mystery and it was fun to read from finding the body to picking up clues along the way and to the camping tips at the beginning enhanced my reading pleasure. Ritter knows how to tell a story that captivates and I’m glad I get to enjoy her books.” — Dru’s Book Musing review
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.
However, when an afternoon scavenger hunt in the woods ends the day with a dead body, the natural beauty around them takes a decidedly sinister twist. Worse, after interviewing witnesses, the police suspect one of them could be the prime suspect–or the next victim.