I can’t believe I didn’t schedule a guest post this week but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk cozies. The next 3 weeks be fun as Ellery Adams, Juliet Blackwell and Virginia Lowell stop by to talk about their books coming out December 6. If you check my Books Tab these are all books I Can’t Wait To Read!!! Another one I couldn’t wait to read was Crops and Robbers (A Farmers’ Market Mystery)by Paige Shelton. You will find my review below. I will also put a box below with a bunch of new cozies that are being released next Tuesday so you can get them pre-ordered and their way to you. December is going to be another wonderful month for cozy lovers.
Crops and Robbers (A Farmers’ Market Mystery)
A Farmer’s Market Mystery
3rd in Series
Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Published by The Berkley Publishing Group
A Division of The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Dan Craig
Becca Robin’s farm-made jams and jellies are “to die for” but that is because they are delicious not that they would actually kill anyone. Unless of course you are Joan Ashworth of the South Carolina Restaurant Association. Her group visited Bailey’s Farm Market to set up contracts to purchase local produce and products. Becca couldn’t wait until they tasted her preserves. With her family wedged tightly in her booth Joan takes a bite of the strawberry jam, they are all surprised by her reaction, her face sours and she openly rejects Becca’s jam. Becca is heartbroken but knows she has a wonderful product and all her friends and family try to console her. She pulls herself together, completes her day and heads home. She gets there only to find Joan Ashworth dead and her mother with blood on her hands. Now she really needs to work fast to figure out what really happened and get her mom out an enormous jam.
I have loved this entire series and this one just continues to deliver farm fresh mystery for me to “escape” into within minutes. No matter the weather outside it is always a perfect time to visit Bailey’s Farm Market and catch up with all the characters that have sprouted warmly in our hearts. The in depth peek into Becca and Allison’s parent’s life was truly a pleasure. Sticking together through thick and thin and barely even leaving each other’s side even when one of them is behind bars is a great testament to a long happy marriage. Their positive attitude is really something to admire.
The bump in Becca’s love life gives us something to look forward to as the series continues. It should be very interesting. Wonder who is going to get themselves into a pickle next.
If you enjoy this series you will be happy to hear about Paige’s new series, If Fried Chicken Could Fly (Country Cooking School Mystery) will be release January 3, 2012 and Paige will be here January 4 for Cozy Wednesday to tell us all about it!!!
To find out more about Paige Shelton be sure to check out her web page.
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