Good Riddance Project – Occupational Hazard #1

Is having too many shoes and spatulas a reason to get rid of someone?

We all get frustrated sometimes, right? Some people just collect way too many things, and if the person is your partner, things can get testy. Usually, issues can be solved with mutual tolerance, a bit of good sense and a lot of humor. I wrote a freestanding novella, “The Good Riddance Project“. It is a mystery caper about a project manager who has lost his patience with shoes, spatulas and his wife. But is having too many shoes really a reason to get rid of someone? I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.

The Good Riddance Project- a cozy project management mystery caper
The Good Riddance Project – Cozy Project Management Mystery Caper

Should the beginning start with the end? — Or with the beginning?

For an experienced project manager, getting rid of his wife should be just another project. It just needs to be planned properly, right?

The Good Riddance Project”, explores the tasking effort one man puts into ditching his wife and what happens when the best laid plans do not work out as planned……  It’s under 100 pages, available both as ebook and paperback, and it’s free to read on Kindle Unlimited. 


5-star review by a Reader’s Favorite reader:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Novellas can be engaging, fun, and a simple way to tell the story in a screenplay format. In The Good Riddance Project: Occupational Hazard Book 1 by A.K. Lakelett, get ready for a story of suspense as you discover the perfect way to get rid of someone using project management skills. In order to be efficient as a project manager in planning this task, one must consider several phases. Some factors to include in the plan are naming the project, developing the project plan, creating a risk assessment, and not getting caught. As you dig deeper, you will discover that there is a plot to get rid of the main character’s wife of four years. The name of the project is Mary, Good Riddance. What a name for a project and isn’t this a hefty plan to be undertaking? You may ask what happened for this type of fate to be considered and why after only four years of marriage. We never know what can push a person over the top.

As a professional project manager, I was intrigued by The Good Riddance Project, beginning with the title. I was curious how the aspects of project management would be utilized and intertwined into this mystery while achieving the specified goal. I was thrilled reading this book and seeing how the plot unfolded as everything was meticulously planned and thought through to fit the end results as intended. As I was reading, I began thinking about each project management phase required to carry out the task, from executing as soon as possible to minimum costs which was hilarious! A.K. Lakelett thought of everything for executing the perfect plan, but plans don’t always turn out as we wish, even for an efficient, highly skilled project manager. The author cleverly created this mystery using project management methodology, a skill set that can be used in most fields from construction to IT. Highly recommended.” Vernita Naylor

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews on Amazon 

“So funny but true This should be a required book for all management courses. It is a funny way of explaining project management. I loved it. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great short fun story.”

“If you a want a fun, quirky read then this is the book for you. The Good Riddance project is a tongue in cheek novella about project managing his wife’s demise.  I have to say the author did a really good job, and it’s not just an easy read but the style just captures your imagination so you keep reading.  I have never read a book like this and have to say it made me chuckle. There is some very clever, witty writing and I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy cozy mysteries.”

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