A Muddied Murder (A Greenhouse Mystery)
By Wendy Tyson
Rating: 5/5 Stairs
Anticipated Publication Date: 29 March 2016
What makes a good cozy? Well first, you need an intriguing mystery, obviously. For me, I also enjoy a small town setting full of interesting characters. A Muddied Murder hits it home with all three.
Welcome to Winsome, Pennsylvania. Megan Sawyer has recently left her life as a big city lawyer and moved back home with her grandmother, Bibi. She is ready to return to small town life, work her family farm, and open up a cafe downtown.
Unfortunately, Simon Duvall keeps putting her dreams on hold – he won’t issue the final permits she needs to operate the farm and open the store. So it’s no surprise that she’s the number one suspect when Simon is found dead – in her barn of all places.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Tyson drew me into Megan’s world. The characters are fun, and she kept me guessing on whodunit. (I didn’t figure it out until the end.) The farm setting worked well with the small town atmosphere and the history she pulled into the story. The writing was great – funny at times, suspenseful at others. She always kept me turning to the next page.
By the end, she solves the mystery but leaves the book ready to move into the next installment. I am looking forward to continuing with The Greenhouse Mysteries to see what comes next for Megan and Bibi.
Thanks to NetGalley and Henery Press for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I’ve read a book in another series by Tyson and really enjoyed it and this sounds like one I would really love! I definitely agree with you on what makes a good cozy and this sounds like a win!
I can’t wait to read it!
I received a copy of this book from a contest and I can honestly say that this is one of the best original concepts for a story that I have read in quite sometime. I love the lawyer turned organic farmer and business woman theme, and having lived in small towns all of my life except for a few, I feel so “at home” with the rural setting in PA. The story is well written and the characters are so “real” to me, and it was with great enthusiasm that I kept reading as fast as I could to find out who the murderer was as I just couldn’t be sure. I would recommend this first book to anyone who loves cozies as it is not like many first books due to the fact that this seasoned writer has a lot of other credits to her name, so this book is polished and extremely well put together. I am looking forward to many more books in this series as well. Having written food columns for newspapers for quite some time, I am looking forward to some wonderful new recipes from the author as well, as I am always on the lookout for something unique, just like this book is..
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