by Julie Anne Lindsey
Apple Cider Slaying
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series
Kensington (October 29, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B07NCQPSVW
Apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year’s crop is unseasonably ripe with murder . . .
ONE ROTTEN APPLE
Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny’s beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it’s struggling. That’s why they’re trying to drum up business with the “First Annual Christmas at the Orchard,” a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike—until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny’s long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder . .
Winona Mae Montgomery (Winnie) and her Granny Smythe are doing their best to keep the apple orchard going after the death of her beloved grandfather. If only they could have customers year round, but it costs money to expand. Winnie has to convince the local bank that her business plan is sound. So she arranges multiple tours to visit on one day, the same day the bank representative will be coming to hear Winnie's new proposal for a gift shop and more.Includes Recipes!
What she doesn't plan is for the bank representative to walk into the Press area and discover a dead body, the body of her Granny's arch nemesis. So dies Winnie's plans to impress and expand.
One of the best things about a new series is getting to know the personalities of the main characters. Winnie pretends to be stronger than she is to protect her Granny and their dream. She has good friends, and along the way ends up with some adorable kittens. Throw an ex- boyfriend into the mix and some shady business deals and you have the makings for a spicy cozy.
I look forward to seeing where this takes us.
About Julie Anne Lindsey
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. When she's not creating new worlds and organizing the epic adventures of fictional characters, Julie can be found carpooling her three kids around Northeastern Ohio and plotting with her shamelessly enabling friends. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
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