venerdì 12 giugno 2015

Review & Giveaway: Farmed and Dangerous by Edith Maxwell

Farmed and Dangerous
by Edith Maxwell

farmed and dangerous
Farmed and Dangerous
(Local Foods Mystery)

• 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.”

My review:

It's a cozy mystery really amazing and engaging: the plot is well constructed, the characters are realistic and likeable, with  funny animals and an inevitable and turbulent love story between the protagonist and the detective. The setting is perfect: a quiet rural community. The author is very good in the descriptions: the book is set in the middle of winter and sometimes while reading you felt the needs to wear scarf and gloves even though here we are in the middle of summer.
Cameron Flaherty has inherited from a great-uncle a farm of organic products, he now lives in Moran Manor, a nursing home. Cam goes to visit him often and are given her the chance to become the supplier of vegetable of the structure. Unfortunately, the night when she brings her products to be tested, one of the guests is found dead. She is Beverley, with whom Cam had a fight several times. She becomes one of the main suspects and that undermines the relationship with her boyfriend, the detective Pete Pappas. But Cam will do everything to find the real culprit.
I love Cam, she is a hard worker, resourceful, tireless but also very introverted.
It 's the first book I read of this series but I'm looking forward to reading the first two
I personally enjoyed the three recipes at the end of the book:  are definitely worth trying.

I recommend it to those who love cozy mysteries, especially those about food

MaxwellAbout This Author
  • 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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2 commenti:

  1. This mystery sounds better with each review. Would love to read it! Thank you for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com

  2. This mystery sounds better with each review. Would love to read it! Thank you for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com


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