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Scheduled to Death

(A Maggie McDonald Mystery #2)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Lyrical Underground
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Vicki
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-mystery
Maggie McDonald professional organizer has once again stumbled onto a murder. With her family taken care of Maggie had time to super sleuth the situation.

It is another fun read from Mary Feliz I am providing a full review on the page turner for Mystery Thriller Week.

If you love a little more than cozy with your mystery this is a lovely series to consider. Maggie is a modern mom with a humorous way fo dealing with her family. Quite different from other books and a really nice change.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this second encounter with Maggie McDonald, we find her up to her neck in mystery, murder and mayhem. There was a lot going on in this story, but Mary Feliz does a great job of writing this story so you do not get confused. Maggie is hired by Professor Linc Sinclair to help organize his belongings and clean out his house so he can move in with his fiancé, Sarah, a friend of Maggie's. When Sarah is found dead from electrocution in Linc's home, of course she has to get involved. With Jason, her ...more
Meg
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, read-2019
This was a very good second installment to the Maggie McDonald series. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I meant to listen to this while driving but found myself finishing it at home to find out what was going to happen next. And next after that. Then how it ended. The next one is ready to go.
Betty
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, cats, arc, cozy, dogs
In the second book in this series continues to entrain Maggie McDonald teams with Beth Olmos to showcase Linc Sinclair's home in order to sell it. Linc is planning to marry Sarah, the school librarian and has hired Maggie to help with the organization their the households. Maggie and Tess go to the house and find
Sarah electrocuted in Linc's lab. We meet Detective "Awful" who is determined to arrest Linc for the murder. Maggie begins to explore the circumstances surrounding the event. In doing
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
SCHEDULED TO DEATH was a fast paced, action filled mystery. A real whirlwind just like the first book in this series, ADDRESS TO DIE FOR.

Author Mary Feliz once again pens a true page turner. I was spellbound as page after page the story, and the mystery evolved. The creativity of this author is astounding. The way she plotted out this story, and the ultimate reveal, left me happily breathless.

Don't let my short review (not my style), steer you away from reading SCHEDULED TO DEATH. I'm late
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Melina
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The one word that I think of when describing this book is busy. There was a lot going on. When Maggie's client's fiancé is found dead from electrocution in his home, that she is helping to organize, of course she has to get involved. During her endeavors of trying to find out who was responsible for killing Sarah and clearing Linc’s name, she meets many people, who could be possible suspects. Of course, Maggie is a very nurturing person, so she moves Linc and his wolfhound Newton into her home
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Sarah
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maggie McDonald is back and as organized as ever!! I am really enjoying this series as I love the characters and it gives me tips on how to organize my life.

When the fiancee of Maggies new client Professor Lincoln Sinclair is found murdered in his home, Maggie knows she has to investigate to find out who killed her and why to clear Lincolns name.

The mystery was good and the cast of characters is wonderful, the group of friends she has is fun and supportive, doing what they can to help Lincoln in
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Jessica Robbins
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-kindle
Book two in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series. Well the family finally got moved in after all of the crazy stuff in book one and now Maggie is trying to get her organizing business off the ground. Her first client is important enough to get the word around if she does a good job and things are going smooth until a dead body is found at the house she is cleaning out and her employer is the main suspect even getting arrested. The evolution of the story had me hooked wondering what would happy ...more
Sarah
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozies-mysteries
Book 2 in the series.

I have to be up front and admit I didn't quite like this book as much as I liked the first one. The inept and frankly nasty, police detective who replaced Jason after his accident was completely unlikable and annoying. Not to mention, distracting.

I still enjoyed the story, but Detective Awful pulled me out of it more than he moved the story along and it got to the point where any time he showed up, I skipped ahead.

It was still a fun, fast moving story, with Maggie and Co.
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Kelly
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scheduled To Death,is the second book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series. This cozy mystery series introduces us to Maggie McDonald who is a professional organizer. While I have not yet read the first book in this series, I was able to follow this story with no issues.

In this episode of the series, Maggie has been hired by a Stanford professor to organize his house, as he is selling it. But, in the process of organizing the house, Maggie finds the professor's finance, one Sarah Palmer, dead
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Debbie
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maggie McDonald is a Certified Professional Organizer and she hopes the upcoming holiday event scheduled to occur at Professor Lincoln Sinclair’s home will jumpstart her business. Unfortunately, Maggie finds more than just disorganization in the professor’s home- she finds the dead body of Linc’s fiancée. Evidence points to murder rather than an accident and now Maggie is determined to find the murderer. Will Maggie become a target in the process?

SCHEDULED TO DEATH is the second book in the
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Micky Cox
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Did the "mad" scientist off his fiancé or is someone out to off the "mad" scientist to keep him from receiving a nobel prize? The first book in the series grabbed me, but this second book in the series has thoroughly pulled me in and has me rooting for the characters who now feel like old friends. Great characters that have been well developed with a strong female lead to really delight you. Add to great characters a well thought out and complex plot and you have an absolute winner of a book or ...more
Ana Manwaring
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, reviewed
Maggie McDonald’s superpower is organizing and she’s putting it to good use at Stanford professor Linc Sinclair’s home when they stumble upon the electrocuted body of Linc’s fiancée, Sarah. Maggie applies her skills to investigating the crime. She’s driven to solve the mystery out of loyalty to her friends, and moral indignation over the sloppy handling of the police investigation—and if Linc’s job isn’t finished on time, Maggie’s fledgling business, Simplicity Itself Organizing Services, doesn’ ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is the second in a series about a home organizer, Maggie, in a small town in CA. She manages to stumble across murders and gets caught up in solving the crime.

I love all the tips at the beginning of each chapter on organization, some are very useful and I need to put a few of them into practice.

I love the cast of characters and they all play a significant role in progressing the story line. There is a new character in this book (pretty sure this book only), a incompetent police detective
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Cathy Cole
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mary Feliz's second Maggie McDonald mystery is one that will keep you guessing, even though it's saddled with the ubiquitous vile-tempered, dumb cop. (Luckily, he's shuffled off to the shadows rather quickly.) I'm still very impressed with Maggie. She's calm under fire, she's caring, smart, and level-headed. In other words, she's a "Mom," and the best kind of mother there is.

The author has created a first-rate cast of characters, so much so that-- although I enjoyed getting to know more about
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Linda
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Professional Organizer Maggie McDonald is working to help Professor Lincoln Sinclair clean up his large Victorian home, in time to host her friend's Annual Holiday Showcase. But when they find the Professor's fiancee dead in his upstairs lab, Maggie is once again drawn into the middle of a murder investigation. This time led by the world's most incompetent police detective. Can she solve this mystery before an innocent is arrested? This is the second book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series, ...more
Lisa Morin
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy this series. Maggie MacDonald is a likeable character and I think most readers will enjoy getting to know her.
This book held my interest from the very beginning. It told a story of love, friendship, grief, greed and so much more.
The dynamics of the different friendships make this story very believable. The diverse friendships bring laughter to this well written cozy mystery.
Maggie's life revolves around her family, friends and her organizational skills. She doesn't have time to
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Julia
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maggie McDonald is a great character, she seems like someone you would want to know in real life, plus she is managing to start a new career in a new town with a husband and sons to juggle as well. Her organizing skills are desperately needed at an old Victorian owned by an absent-minded professor type named Linc Sinclair--he's needing to downsize and move in with his fiancée Sarah (a new friend of Maggie's). It was heartbreaking when murder touched the lives of her friends, but the story moves ...more
Mary
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Maggie McDonald series – this series just keeps getting better. Maggie is a professional organizer and getting her business off the ground after her move to Orchard View. She has been working with Linc (a Stanford professor) and Sarah his fiancée to get his house organized prior to their wedding. However, Sarah is found electrocuted in his home lab and the police “detective awful” believe Linc is the guilty party.
Maggie is convinced Linc is innocent and works with
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Leslie Karst
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a one-time resident of Silicon Valley, I thought Feliz’s take on the culture of Stanford and its environs was spot-on and loads of fun. Maggie McDonald is a smart and entertaining sleuth, and the mystery presented in SCHEDULED TO DEATH is chock full of terrific twists and turns.
Peggy
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book and the characters, I thought at first it would be more of a cozy mystery, but it has little more depth then a cozy. Interesting story line.
Michelle Fidler
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book featured Maggie McDonald, a professional organizer, which is a profession you don't see much in books, not even cozies. Organizing tips are given at the start of each chapter. Maggie is the amateur sleuth with a husband and two sons. This is different because a lot of sleuths are single. I enjoyed the family dynamic. They seemed like a nice, happy family.

In addition to family, friendships are featured, especially with Paolo, a detective, and Maggie's friends Tess, Jason, and Stephen. I
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Juli
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a disorganized person struggling to reform, I feel drawn to the Maggie McDonald Mystery series, mostly because the main character is a professional organizer. The idea of a highly organized person as an amateur detective is intriguing. Plus, I figure I might pick up a few organizational tips while reading.

Scheduled to Death is the 2nd book in the series. I haven't read the first book yet, but there is enough background information sprinkled in with the new plot to easily figure out the
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Eileen
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Carmen Slaughter
This was my second visit to Orchard Valley and I was not disappointed. Knowing the back story for professional organizer Maggie McDonald made it more interesting but new readers can start with this book and not feel lost. Maggie is hired by Stanford professor Linc Sinclair to help downsize his personal collection of “stuff” and sort three generations worth of furniture. Linc has been nominated for a Nobel Prize so Maggie is excited by the opportunity because it will introduce her to a new client ...more
Amanda
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series. Maggie is a professional organizer, wife, and mother to two teenage sons. She also spends a lot of time volunteering in her community of Orchard View. Her newest client, Lincoln "Linc" Sinclair is a scatterbrained, Nobel-nominated scientist who is engaged to the local librarian. Maggie has been hired to help get his house in order before the wedding and unfortunately finds the body of Sarah, his fiance, in the basement, a victim of ...more
April Schilling
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Maggie McDonald series and I really enjoyed it. Maggie McDonald is a professional organizer with a special new client. The fiancee of her friend, Sara, needs his house organized as they prepare for marriage. The job also includes Sara's own home and Linc's office.

When Linc and Maggie meet at his own to find Sara dead, things take a turn. First of all, the normal detective and their friend, Jason, is not on the case. Second of all, his replacement, Detective Awful,
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Kimberly
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The series continues to get even better. Mary Feliz’s second installment of the Maggie McDonald series, Scheduled to Death, is a compliment to the first. Maggie McDonald has organized her way into another murder mystery. With her established network and several new characters, some which are helpful and others who are adversarial, she once again sets out to solve the crime. Feliz does a good job of laying out clues but not making the suspect predictable, she holds the reader in suspense until ...more
Kathleen
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
In Scheduled To Death, the second book in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series, author Mary Feliz weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into following the trials and tribulations of professional organizer Maggie McDonald's latest amateur sleuth adventures. Maggie has been hired by Stanford Professor Lincoln Sinclair to organize his old Victorian home that he is selling, and when she walks through the house, she finds his fiancee, school librarian Sarah Palmer, dead on ...more
Ce
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn in by the cover of the book and loved the house and dog on front. In reading it , it was just as intriguing. Maggie has a business that I could definitely take advantage of as she helps to get things organized. She has taken on the task of helping the absent minded Professor Lincoln Sinclair to get organized, when she gets the added task of figuring out who killed his fiance. I quite enjoyed seeing how she was able to keep things together as she tackled several jobs at once. Once I ...more
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Mary Feliz writes the Maggie McDonald Mystery series featuring whip-smart professional organizer Maggie McDonald and her side-kick golden retriever. Together, with the help of family, friends, and a quirky community, they restore order when violence rips their world apart.

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