Murder Most FowlI received an advanced copy to read and fairly reviewI thoroughly enjoyed reading this book Great setting and characters Fun fast paced story lineIt even managed to make me like chickens Not the first in the series but you don t need to read the others to understand the characters or their relationships
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING OF THIS SERIES am looking forward to reading of this series others from Edith Maxwell Murder Most FowlAt first I had a hard time getting into the story This was the first of the series that I have read so the characters were all new to me I kept reading though and soon was pleasantly surprised with all of the twists and turns presented in the story This was a town with many secrets hidden ust under the surface The main character Cam Flaherty a local farmer ust can t seem to stay out of the investigation Cam even uncovers a mystery from the past that could be related to the murder of another farmer She isn t the only one on the search for clues though Her detective boyfriend s dog get This was a new author for me but I really enjoyed the book I like the setting in New England the organic farmer setting and the starting over vibe I got from the main character Cam I didn t know if I would but I identified with her her new life her pets animal and the farm I liked that the murder seemed to flow in the context of the story and not be contrived This is not the first book in the series but that did not stop me from following the story the characters and their relationships book in the series but that did not stop me from following the story the characters and their relationships did make me want to go back and read the other books in the series and I will soon The mystery was an interesting one with enough likable and unlikable characters to keep you guessing I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review Cam is preparing for a busy spring season with planting and taking care of the chickens But her farm work is interrupted when a neighbor is found dead Of Course Cam is caught up in the middle of the investigation She ends up uncovering a few secrets a few people would like to keep hiddenI really enjoyed this book I definitely identify with Cam and love reading about happenings around her farm She often gets herself into trouble but luckily finds a way out I m also enjoying Cam s relationship with Pete It s great how they are getting comfortable with each other Eventhough Pete doesn t want her to get in the way of the police investigation he always listens when she gives him information The mystery kept my interest and it was fun trying to figure out what was going to happen next I would definitely recommend this book to cozy mystery readersI received this book from netgalley for an honest review It is Spring in Westbury Massachusetts Cam Flaherty is preparing her organic farm for spring and summer She has baby chi. Spring may be ust around the corner but a cold blooded killer has put the big chill on the residents of Westbury Massachusetts It looks like organic farmer turned sleuth Cam Flaherty will have to set aside her seedlings for the time being as she tills the soil for clues in the mysterious death of a local poultry mavenWith the weather getting warmer Cam should be spending her days pruning blueberry bushes and tak. .
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On of another local farmer Wayne is found dead Wayne has a long list of people that would love to see him dead from members of a local animal rights activist to a former high school friend Cam s boyfriend
state police detPolice Det Pappas is to a former high school friend Cam s boyfriend State Police Det Pete Pappas is there to investigate this murderFans who enjoy reading cozy mysteries will have no problem wanting to read this series Organic vegetable and fruit farming meet murder with a few chickens thrown in Edith Maxwell s work Antologia - Jose Hierro just gets better and this is the best in the series Cam Flaherty works hard keeping her small organic farm solvent Adding a hoop house for year round growing and expanding into a small chicken operation help but then vandalism strikes her poultry mentor s operation and is followed up by his murder Long held secrets blackmail a long ago disappearance greed andealousy make this a twisted story of murder hate and revenge Cam s daily farming routine blends with a complex mystery that will give you an adventure on so many levels For me Cam s chickens are a special part of the story that have given me both laughter and tears If chickens and farming aren t your usual thing for reading this book will change your mind It s time to expand your horizonsI received this ARC from the author in a contest This is my honest opinion and fair review One morning in March Cam s neighbor dies at his breakfast table ust hours after his chicken farm his hit by animal rights activists Wayne was a very nice man often offering Cam advice on her own heard of chickens When the man s daughter turns to Cam for help understanding what happened to him Cam starts investigating But can she find the killerI always enjoy my time on Cam s farm and this book was no exception The pacing was a tad uneven but that was only a minor issue The mystery is still strong with good clues red herrings and a great climax While a couple of supporting characters sat this one out the rest of the cast is back and as strong as ever This will leave you turning pages until you read the endNOTE I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest reviewRead my full review at Carstairs Considers An easy yet intelligent read author Edith Maxwell s writing is as pure and organic as Cam s food The farming way of life certainly isn t for me But every time I read a Local Foods Mystery I m ready to climb the pages and help protagonist Cam Flaherty do the chores Ms Maxwell raises an interesting uestion at the beginning of MURDER MOST FOWL If a large plot of land was donated to a town what would be best for it affordable housing ball fields for the local children or leave it as a natural green space for walking trials and habitats for the wildlife This very topic brings about death and vandalism in this fourth installment of the Local Foods Mys. Rights activists recently vandalized his property Money troubles were threatening to sink his marriage And a thirty year old scandal was driving a wedge between him and one of his oldest friends Murder blackmail cover ups There's a fox in the hen house But where With some help from her off again on again flame police detective Pete Pappas Cam will have to crack this case before Wayne's killer flies the coop forev. ,
Cks in the barn under heat lamps Animal Right Activists are causing damage at the farms in the area Their actions at a poultry farm leave red paint over all the buildings the open doors allow cold temperatures to enter the buildings and lower the temperature for the chickens Later that morning the owner is found dead in his home Pete Pappas the local homicide detective and Cam boyfriend are called in order to explore the mysterious death Cam farm is visited by the activists and the barn door is open allowing a fox to enter and take several door is open allowing a fox to enter and take several Cap watches as the fox is in the barn when she is present To help prevent trespassers Cam added new locks a camera and motion lights to the barn area Cam finds an arm and gold bracelet in her compost pile that brings to light an old mystery that affects the current time Will the new hardware show the culprit before damage occurs A good light and easy readDisclosure I received a free copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley for an honest review I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book The opinions are my own I received this book in exchange for a review This is the fourth in a series Normally I have to start a series from the beginning but I had no problem figuring out the relationships between the characters I m looking forward to reading the previous and future books in this charming series This book seems to be following the trend of linking an event from the past to the current crime in this case murder I really enjoyed the twists and turns and the characters are cleverly written The organic farming tips and information was masterfully woven throughout the story but it didn t weigh down the plot or seem contrived 4 Stars First off I d like to thank NetGallery for giving me this opportunity to read this book and give my honest reviewThis book was a new series and new author for me I m usually not disappointed when I read cozy s but this one surprised me as how fast I was captured by it and I was falling in love with this book that I will now go back and read the first three that came before it I connected with the fact that it was an organic farmer setting as I do grow my own organic vegetables and often buy organic foods when I m grocery shopping So I could relate to this very well and I even learned a thing or two It didn t take long for me to connect with the main characters and anybody who raises animalspets in books are usually connected to rather uickly I enjoyed the characters very much the plot was well written with twists and turns
entertaining and very enjoyable I did figure out the whodunit early and I was rather pleased with myself the end of the book and discovering I was right The main character Cam gets involved with the investigati. Ing care of the new batch of chicks that ust hatched But murder knows no season So when her fellow fowl raiser Wayne Laitinen is found dead at his breakfast table one morning Cam must put down her trimming shears and put on her crime solving hat The kind hearted chicken farmer didn't have any enemies or did he A wealthy financier has been working hard to convince him to sell her his land while a group of animal. ,fun entertaining and very enjoyable I did figure out the whodunit early and I was rather pleased with myself