21 February 2013

Teresa Mathews Reviews Organized Grime by Christy Barritt



Organized Grime by Christy Barritt

5 Stars~*****

In this book three of Christy Barritt's Squeaky Clean Mysteries we find our heroine, Gabby St. Claire, once again up to her elbows in crime scene goo, but when her best friend Sierra, animal lover, is accused of being the one who is behind the latest string of crimes, Gabby sets out to clear her name. 

After being called to clean several different crime scenes, Gabby discovers pieces of evidence that makes it seem as though Sierra could be responsible. Could it be true? Could Gabby’s best friend be an Eco-terrorist?  Will the FBI arrest her before Gabby can clear her name or will someone make sure both Gabby and Sierra are dead?

When Sierra disappears, Gabby risks her life to try to figure out what has happened to her, will she find Sierra in time? The more Gabby investigates the more she finds she is in over her head. Thank goodness for the help of her neighbor, Riley, whom she secretly adores. He has saved her from an untimely demise on more than one occasion.

As the story progresses there are a lot of twists and turns, and a lot of surprises. Gabby has worked hard to get her degree and fulfill her dream of working for the Medical Examiner’s Office. Will she have to kiss her dream goodbye or will another man from her past save the day? Will Gabby get to tell Riley how much he means to her and will they get to live happily ever after?

This is the first time I had the pleasure to read one of Christy Barritt’s Squeaky Clean Mysteries. I will tell you by the time I got to the last page I didn't want it to end. When I started reading this I wasn't sure what to expect since Gabby is a crime scene cleaner, but Christy does a good job describing the scenes without getting too gory for the faint of heart. I love a good murder/mystery so this book was right up my alley. I promise even if you are more into Christian romance than mystery, this book will not disappoint you, it has it all. This is definitely a must read

Christy's books can be found at AmazonBAM and Barnes and Noble and other stores.

GIVEAWAY: Christy generously offered to give away a paperback copy of either Hazardous Duty, Suspicious Minds or Organized Grime.

QUESTION: This is a fun question today, when things go missing at my house I am the one that usually finds it. How good are you at solving mysteries?  

59 comments:

  1. I cannot even count the number of times I've misplaced my glasses. I will be walking around asking everyone if they've seen my eyes anywhere. I'm pretty good at figuring out what comes next on most crime shows and in some books. It's real life that stumps me. :)
    I guess I'd want to win book #1 since I've never read any of them.
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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  2. CHAPLAIN DEBBIE
    I resemble that remark about the glasses!! lol I can find most anything my family loses but I am forever asking my kids to help me find something...I think they hide things from me on purpose! ~wink~ Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Great review TERESA! I'm looking forward to getting stuck into all that crime scene 'goo' lol! And I love that it has it all - that was the final nudge to get reading this book asap.
    Thank you CHRISTY for coming on OWG, it's been great getting to know another author whose books I had yet to read! They really sound just so intriguing!!

    TERESA, like yourself I am the one who usually finds things around here. This is easily explained... we both have only males in our households currently, lol!! ;)

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    1. NOELA you are so right....bless their dear hearts boys just cannot find what they are looking for until Mom steps in. lol

      I know you are going to like this series of CHRISTY'S, Gabby is a fun character.

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  4. In our home we have a saying- 'It isn't lost until Mom can't find it.' And it is absolutely true! We don't have too many lost items :) Although my glasses seem to get away from me everyday. Oh wait. That's age talking ;)

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    1. ANNE for some reason I have the same problem with my glasses but I have to disagree about "the age talking", I think it's gremlins that hide mine! ~wink~ lol

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  5. I am pretty good at finding things around the house, but my daughter is awesome at it, she can find anything!!!!!! Unfortunately for me she is now married and has a house of her own.

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    1. PAMELA don't ya love how life pulls tricks on you? When you get your kids trained just right they up and get married on you? LOL Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. :)

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  6. WOW, what a really great review, TERESA! You have a way with words, my dear. I am fairly good at knowing whodunit in books and movies, but these days authors are so good I THINK I know, and then they pull a twister on me. Gotta love those twist and turns!

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  7. My husband and I both enjoy solving mysteries. If something's missing I'm usually the one to find it too. LOL. I love Christy's books but haven't read any in this series. I'm excited to have the opportunity to win one. Great interview. Blessings, Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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  8. DIANA flattery will get you "everywhere" with me! LOL Just kidding, thank you, but you my dear are the queen of reviews, your's are always overflowing with beautifully descriptive words. :)

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  9. Iam usually the one who finds everything. Husband will ask for something I tell him , O no it isn't there. I will walk right o it and get it. Happens all the time. I love mysteries and am pretty good at solving them. Your books sound so good. Thanks for the chance to win one,
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com
    Diana Montgomery

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    1. DIANA that sounds like a blessing for your hubby! :) You're right CHRISTY'S book are fantastic. Thanks for coming by.

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  10. I am missing stuff all the time. Jeff and I tease that most of my calls to him are "Where is?" which is true! Sometimes, though, I've had to pray to find something and God comes through. Like my anniversary ring. It showed up on a counter over two months after it went missing--right after I prayed about it and told a neighbor that I believed praying would help me locate it. God wanted to remind me that He's in control of even the little lost things.

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    1. CARRIE that's wonderful you found your ring, I love it when God steps in just when we need Him. As one of my favorite songs I sing goes...."He's An On Time God."

      I had to stop wearing my wedding rings because the prongs on the stones were getting lose and now I cannot find them. Maybe you can help me pray that they will turn up just like yours, it broke my heart to lose them.

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  11. I love to read mysteries but I'm not very good at solving them. Today I have the mystery of the missing bowl. I have a green bowl that I put flowers in on my coffee table. I put it away at Christmas, then decided not to put it out yet when I put the Christmas things away. I remember telling my daughter she'd have to remind me where I put the bowl. I've looked in all the usual places today and can't find it. I called my daughter; she remembers me saying that to her but doesn't remember where I put it either! I imagine I will find it someday.
    Several of you mentioned losing your glasses. We have a funny story in my family about one time my grandma lost her glasses. We looked and looked, then finally found them in the refrigerator!

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    1. PAM you will probably find your bowl when Christmas comes again. I like your story about Grandma's glasses. I bet they were cold when she put them on. :)

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  12. I am always losing something. It could be anything from my glasses to my phone (most often) to the pen I'm grading papers with. I'll have them one minute. The next, they're gone. I manage somehow to retrace my steps...most of the time. I moved into another house about 8 months ago and still have not found an entire box of towels! We'd had these towels, some of them, for years, and yes, some of the needed replacing, but they were like old friends somehow. I've searched everywhere. Slowly, though, I admitted defeat and began to buy towels one at a time to replace the dozens I'd lost. I do love a good mystery, but not with my beloved old towels! Sigh...Joy Ross Davis

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    1. JOY that's terrible about your towels hopefully they will show up. Thanks for coming by!

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  13. I'm not sure if I'm great at solving mysteries, but once we did find one of our children's missing mittens in an interesting way. We had looked everywhere at home and couldn't find it, then we prayed and asked God to show us where the other mitten was. The next day when we walked into school there was our missing mitten tacked to a bulletin board! We laughed and got the mitten off of the bulletin board, and thanked God for leading us to it. I have to admit that I was shocked when I saw it on the bulletin board, it was a good lesson for me as well as for our children.

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    1. OUTSIDER this is a great story..God does hear our prayers no matter how big or small. Thanks for sharing this great praise report.

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  14. I'm pretty good at it. I have a photographic memory, so it isn't often that I don't know where things are or forget things.
    OWG

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    1. MEGAN that's wonderful, I wish I could say the same thing. :)

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  15. Teresa, I absolutely LOOOVED your comments on this book!! "Up to her elbows in crime scene goo" Now that's an image! I love how you described the plot without giving away any spoilers and I was VERY happy to see another 5 stars *key witness also got 5* :) Tomorrow I'll be picking up my copy of Hazardous Duty at the library, can't wait to read it! Thank you Christy, in advance, for your generous giveaway :)

    I don't think I'm quick about solving mysteries, it takes a sherlock type mind to do that and I don't think that way. The Holy Spirit is the one who reveals to me unexplainable things :)In my house, if something goes missing or gets misplaced, my dad is genius at finding it. However, his famous question is "Where did you see it last?" and that's never a helpful question when something's missing so my mom and I laugh to that question and always back him up with prayer until he finds the object. Works EVERY time :)

    Loved learning more about Christy and her books this week, such a treat and my TBR pile definitely grew! Thanks again for such a wonderful review, Teresa, hugs and blessings :) *waving to OWG sisters and to Christy*

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    1. Hi KARA
      I was trying to describe Gabby's job without saying too much, Christy does a great job with descriptions without being yucky. You will love her Squeaky Clean Series.

      I love that you mentioned the Holy Spirit reveals things to you, that is the best thing in the world. There is nothing better than having The Holy Spirit on our side.

      Big waves and hugs right back at ya!!

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  16. I usually find things others over look.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. APPLE BLOSSOM

      That is a wonderful blessing, thanks for sharing with us.

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  17. I like to think I am good at solving crimes but I am not. I can find missing things in my house but I can't do logic puzzles. I have fun trying to solve mysteries in the books I read. Thank you for the chance to win.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. ANGELA logic puzzles can be a pain to figure out, they're not my favorites. Now I do love a good suspense or mystery book or movie. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Well, girls, I am for sure the one who finds something I've lost in my house, or, it doesn't get found. See, I don't have anyone to help. Except once when it was my cell phone, and my son came by and called my number then I found it, but will give him the credit. ( And, by the way, I had asked my daughter to call me on it, and she said she did 5 times, but I never heard it! Usually after much talking with God, he helps me find something. I am so happy about that. My sweet hubby always used to tell me he was glad my head was fastened on or I would lose it too. Bless his heart. Sure miss him. I tell my kids and friends, that is GOD's way of making me walk, since I don't do that outdoors. :) I would love to win a book by Christy. Mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Anonymous, I hate to call you that sorry, I'm glad your children help you out. I know how you are feeling being without your hubby, my dad passed away in 1996 and mom still misses him like it was yesterday. I'm glad you found us at OWG, we would love to be your friend. :)

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  19. If there is some sort of puzzling worry, aka a mystery, I'm like a dog with a bone. I will persist until I either solve it, or I am satisfied that it's not going to be too much of a bother. My daughter is very clever at working things out, so I often enlist her help.

    OWG

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. MARY I loved your statement "I'm like a dog with a bone". Determination is a great quality, especially when you have a mystery on your hands. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  20. i love a good mystery, i would love to win this book
    Shirley Blanchard OWG
    jcisforme@aol.com

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  21. SHIRLEY this is a great book to read if you like a good mystery. Christy is a great writer!

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  22. I've loved reading all of these comments! Thanks so much for taking the time to read Teresa's wonderful review, and Good luck to everyone.

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  23. I have been havng difficulties trying to post here, so going to keep this short as a test. I would love to win /christy's book! OWG

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    1. VICKI you MADE IT!! Yea!, I was having a hard time posting on any other blog but ours, so I had to make sure I was using Google Chrome...weird huh?

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  25. HEY! IT WORKED! Now I will type a REAL post (FYI--Diana--I tried switching to IE)

    Losing things--YIKES! I think losing is my middle name! I'm constantly losing track of things--set it down somewhere, walk away and voila! It is gone! My husband is usually good at figuring it out, helping me to back=track my steps. However, I'm also known to put things "somewhere safe" and then can't remember where the safe 0lace is located--like with my new purple camera I got for Christmas the christmas before last. I had only used it a few times--just long enough to run the battery down. I wasn't sure where I had oout the charger, so I put the camera "somewhere safe", until I could locate the charger. It has now been nearly a year and I still haven't found that "safe place" where my camera is, even though we located the charger, quite quickly!

    A couple weeks ago, on our last day in Paris, my husband had put the "other" camera into his coat pocket, and a few minutes later, it was gone--we think he got pick-pocketed, since we should have heard it hit the cement if it had just fallen out. Now, we REALLY want to find my lost, purple camera! Will one of you people who prays to fid things, please send a little prayer up for my camera? It has been so long, my husband is convinced that I just lost it somewhere and that it is nowhere in the house...
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Vicki OWG

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    1. VICKI that is terrible about your camera. When something comes up at our house I do a lot of praying..there have been a few things never found but most are. I'll be praying that you will find your purple camera.

      My sister went to London a few years ago and there was an amazing amount of young kids that were picking people's pockets, She caught one right as she was going to do that to my brother-in-law. They are very brave, didn't act afraid at all when my sister stopped her.

      Thanks for stopping by today!

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    2. So glad you were able to post your comments, Vicki :) That's terrible about your purple camera (I want one-my fave color), but it was an accident and can happen to anyone. Praying not just that the camera is found, but that you are also compensated for any inconvenience you experienced along the way...ESPECIALLY while in Paris where you should only experience beauty, romance, and excitement! blessings Vicki :)

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  26. Thanks Teresa! My hubby also experienced a pick-pocketer, on our 1st trip to Madrid (it is rampid there!) 3 guys surrounded him on the subway train and the 2 in front of him began shaking his pant legs & we couldn't figure out what was going on. In the meantime, the guy behind hm grabbed his wallet from his back pocket (He ALWAYS uses his frot pocket now!) They ran off the train and after feeling for his wallet & realizing they had gotten it, he ran ofter them yelling, "He got my wallet! He got my wallet!", leaving me alone on the train! I darted after him, only to have the doors to the train close on my foot (I thought it would be like an elevator and re-open, when something was in the way), so I began yelling, "I need to get off! I need to get off!" Remember, we are in a spanish speaking country!). Jon caught up with the culprits and they returned his wallet AND the money in it, but held out their hands for a reward for returning his "lost wallet". Jon ran back & pushed the button on the door (I didn't realize, all I had to do was push the button in front of me to release my foot) & said, "Thanks for holding the train!" This was one of my 1st expedriences using the subway (we don't have them in Oregon) and I think the part that surprised us and upset us the most, was the fact that even though we were yelling for help NOBODY did or said ANYTHING! Jon now carries his wallet in his front pocket and we are very watchful of our things while riding the metro transit systems now. He also now knows NOT to put anything of value in his coat pocket either...
    Vicki

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    1. VICKI that was a brave thing your hubby did, I would have been too afraid. Poor thing getting your foot stuck in the door must have hurt pretty bad. OUCH!

      Where we live in SC we don't have a subway or anything like it and if we did I think I would be a little frightened to ride it, We don't live right in the downtown area which I'm glad for because every night on the news you will hear of at least one shooting, robbery or murder.

      We visited DC for a vacation a few years ago and was tempted to ride the subway so I was in the Hotel lobby and the young lady at the desk was trying to help me find out the closest station to our location. She connected me to the transit and I was on hold. While I was standing there something told me to hang up the phone and get out of the lobby. We had forgotten something in our room and turned around about 5 minutes later to go back and the place was surrounded by police.
      Right after I had walked out of the lobby a man walked in with a gun and robbed the place. I was thanking God over and over that I listened to Him telling me to leave. :)

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  27. I can't believe I didn't leave a comment yet. I have been reading here yesterday and thought I did, so I checked back and found out I didn't! I really need to check out Christy's books. I know I have two titles on my Kindle, but no time yet to read them.
    If my mom loves it then they must be good!
    Hugs! ♥

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    1. Yes Dear Daughter you will love Christy's work. :)

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  28. I'm terrible at solving mysteries. :(

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. CINDI maybe after reading one of Christy's books you'll learn something new from Gabby. So glad you came by. :)

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  29. My mom and I usually figure out who done it when we watch crime shows! We love mysteries. I reall enjoyed the first two in this series! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. VERONICA I love all the crime shows too. Sometimes I can figure the criminal out before hand. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  31. My husband is actually the best one to find things that are missing!
    ischu9@aol.com

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    1. TICKMENOT then it must be a blessing to have him there to help you! Thanks for coming by. :)

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  32. Thanks again for having me here and for all of the wonderful comments and stories you all shared. God bless you all!

    ~Christy Baritt

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  33. Oh, and I thought I'd mention that Hazardous Duty, the first book in the Squeaky Clean series, is on sale right now for 99 cents on Amazon. Death of the Couch Potato's Wife is also on sale for 1.00.

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    1. CHRISTY this week has been great! So glad we were able to have you with us.

      Have to run over to Amazon and see about getting Hazardous Duty...I have Death of the Couch Potato's Wife waiting on my kindle. :)

      Thanks again

      Hugs!

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  34. I am good at solving mysteries when I read a book or watch television but when a mystery happens in real life I am totally clueless.
    Any of the 3 books that Christy wants to send will be fine with me.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. JANET real life is a lot scarier than a book or movie so that's why it's a lot harder to solve. Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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    2. JANET, you are our winner of a Christy Barritt book of your choice, choice of format (if you are outside the USA ebook only.) CONGRATS!

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