Organized To Kill
Tina Tales Mysteries, Book #4
By Jan Christensen
Author’s website: janchristensen.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
It’s bad enough to find a dead body. Even worse when it’s in your lover’s bed. In Organized to Kill, the fourth in the Tina Tales series, Tina and Hank become suspects in a bizarre murder.
But when another victim turns up burned beyond recognition the next night, the suspect pool widens. Are the two murders even connected? Hank’s background in federal and police procedure drives the investigation, and Tina’s organizational skills and psychological training help unearth clues. Fortunately, her poking around is sometimes accompanied by her Uncle Bob’s quirky commentary and Hank’s hot bod.
Tina is determined to find the reasons for both murders by talking to suspects, figuring out if the two crimes are connected, and if they are, how. Just when she thinks she has the answers, she finds another clue. But it might be too late and put her own, and Hank’s, life in danger.
Fourth in Tina Tales Series.
Tina is a smart hardworking woman. She left a job as a psychologist to become a professional organizer (I could use her help) and she enjoys her job. Hank, her boyfriend, is an investigator and he helps out the police from time to time. He never expected to be questioned by the police and be considered a suspect in a murder, but that is exactly what happens. Tina and Hank find a dead body at Hank’s house after hosting a party. And when another dead body is found in a burned building, both the police and Hank and Tina are baffled. They do not know if the murders are connected or just a strange coincidence. It will take all of their skills and smarts to figure this one out. They will do whatever it takes to find the killer or else be sent away for a crime they did not commit.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. I would say that this book is more dialogue driven than action driven. You find out a lot of information by what everyone says instead of their actions. The mystery is well plotted and well developed. There are a lot of suspects to consider and enough clues to sift through and it was not easily solved. I did not figure it out until the climatic ending.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted mystery. This book is a little grittier than most cozies, but that is okay with me. I have read all of the books in this series and I have enjoyed them all.