Sunday, June 14, 2015

Farmed and Dangerous Review Tour

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: Kensington (May 26, 2015)
• ISBN-13: 978-0758284679

Snow is piling up in Westbury, Massachusetts,
 and Cam Flaherty’s organic farm has managed to survive the harsh New England winter. Unfortunately murder seems to be the crop in season…

Cam is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one.
Her sometimes rocky relationship with Chef Jake Ericsson is in a deep freeze, she’s struggling to provide the promised amount of food to the subscribers in her first winter CSA, and her new greenhouse might just collapse from the weight of the snow.
Supplying fresh ingredients for a dinner at the local assisted living facility seems like the least of her worries—until one of the elderly residents dies after eating some of her produce.
Cantankerous Bev Montgomery had a lot of enemies, from an unscrupulous real estate developer who coveted her land to an aggrieved care provider fed up with her verbal abuse. But while the motives in this case may be plentiful, the trail of poisoned produce leads straight back to Cam. Not even her budding romance with police detective Pete Pappas will keep him from investigating her.
As the suspects gather, a blizzard buries the scene of the crime under a blanket of snow, leaving Cam stranded in the dark with a killer who gives new meaning to the phrase “dead of winter.”

This was the first book in this series I have read but will move the others to the top of my TBR pile as fast as I can. 
If you know anything about eastern US winters, and in particular how difficult attempting to farm during winter can be, then you will have a great appreciation for Cameron Flaherty. She was not born to being a farmer, and has only recently become fully responsible for her own farm, which used to belong to her great- uncle. Cam is trying to make her crops healthier and her processes as humane as possible. Not an easy or inexpensive process, but immensely worse when someone may be out to kill your friends, loved ones and quite possibly you if you ask too many questions.

Cam is a determined young woman up for a challenge, but when her opportunity to have her fresh grown produce noticed by a potential major customer, and people start dying right after her big meal, Cam not only fears that her contract will be null and void, but additional lives may be endangered. Is someone trying to frame Cam for the murders?

Filled with delightful friendships and people of all ages willing to help each other out, forming a wonderful sense of community, there are enough clues and suspects here to keep you wondering who-dunnit until the very last pages.
As one person is taken away in handcuffs, could there be someone else with secrets? 
Have all the questions been answered? 

Any cozy mystery reader will be delighted and pulled deep into this third book of the series.
It does a wonderful job as a stand alone but, like me, I know you will want to read them all.
I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I wish I could share some favorite moments without them being spoilers!

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  • EDITH MAXWELL is a former farmer of a certified organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Stone Cold, Fish Nets, Burning Bridges, Thin Ice, Riptide, and The Larcom Review. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts, where she’s currently working on her next Local Foods mystery when she isn’t out gardening. Readers can visit her website at
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing this:) Finding out about this great book and author means a lot .


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