"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton

A Farmer's Market Mystery
Release Date April 6, 2010 

This is a brand new series featuring twin sisters Becca and Allison.  Allison is manager of Bailey's Farm Market and Becca is a vendor at the market selling her jams and preserves.

One morning as Becca arrives at the market, late as usual, she finds her quaint farmer's market has become a crime scene.  One of the peach vendors has been killed. Abner Justen, a vendor who sells wildflowers at the market and is like a father to Becca. She is shocked to learn he's is the number one suspect because he was seen arguing with the peach vendor earlier in the week.

Becca takes it upon herself to find the true murderer and ends up in a few "jams" herself.

This is a really good start to what  I suspect will become a wonderful series.  Lots of quirky characters you'll come to love, a budding romance, and twin sisters who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

This is Paige Shelton's second novel.  She was born in Nevada, Missouri, but didn’t spend a lot of time there.  After a childhood full of many moves and high school and college in Des Moines, Iowa, she landed in Salt Lake City, Utah. There she met and married her husband, had a son, and worked in a variety of advertising-like jobs.  She can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a writer, and she loves every moment she spends with her characters and their mysterious ways.

(I had to revise this because I just found out that Paige's first novel was Chewy Moon, which was published back in 2007 for young adults.  It looks like another good one that this reviewer will have to check out.)

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Anonymous said...

I've seen this one on Amazon. Thanks for highlighting it. It looks fun.

Anonymous said...

I think this sounds like a fun book to read and I'm going to look for it!

Dave and Tami said...

Thanks for clueing me in to a new series. Sounds like just me cup of tea.