domenica 22 maggio 2016

Review &Giveaway: The Final Tap by Amanda Flower

The Final Tap
by Amanda Flower

The Final Tap
(A Living History Museum Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738745138


March on Barton Farm can only mean one thing: maple sugar season. To combat the winter slump, resilient director Kelsey Cambridge organizes a Maple Sugar Festival, complete with school visits, pancake breakfasts, and tree tapping classes. Kelsey hires curmudgeonly maple sugar expert Dr. Conrad Beeson to teach the classes, despite misgivings over his unpleasant demeanor. It’s a decision she ends up regretting when, before the first tree can be tapped for sap, Dr. Beeson turns up dead.
The maple sugar expert’s death threatens to shut down not only the Maple Sugar Festival, but also Barton Farm itself. Kelsey must solve Dr. Beeson’s murder to escape the increasingly sticky situation.

My Review

I loved this book from cover to cover: I like that it perfectly blends  past and present. I love the idea of this farm, is a living museum, I would like very much to visit it.
Kelsey manages Barton Farm, a farm and a village that perfectly reproduce as life was in 1863. It's March and she decides to organize a Maple Sugar Festival. It will be a big party with courses, exhibitions and there will also be visits of school children. She engage the expert but surly Dr. Conrad Beeson to give courses on the maple syrup. When he is found dead in the woods, Kelsey must quickly find the culprit before her employment is heavily damaged. At the same time she must also manage her ex-husband and his new girlfriend who claims to see more of her son and an angry detective with her because she is dating her ex boyfriend.
It's very well written with a lot of funny scenes and many interesting historical references. It's full of suspense, the pace is fast and the characters are so many but well developed.
Although it is the second book in the series, can be read as a stand alone. I can't wait to read the next episode.
It 's a really interesting and enjoyable read, highly recommended


About This Author

Amanda Flower, a two-time Agatha Award-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as national bestselling  author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.
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