Sunday, May 27, 2012
If you love culinary cozies, you'll enjoy this one from the Orchard Mysteries. When I've read A Killer Crop, it's a good cozy. We're enveloped into a rustic world of living in Massachusetts, when a murder takes place. We're introduced to Meg Corey, who's now learning the ropes of apple picking for her orchard. There's so much goes into the process, whether by hand or by machine, even to make cider, for harvest season. It's a lot of hard work to learn about apple picking. It's educational and informative all at once, highlighting Meg's life in the story. When she's tired from a hard day at work, so am I. I We can see her struggle, when her mom visits her, on telling her about her boyfriend, Seth. I'm so glad that later on, she introduced him to her. He's some kinda of handy eye candy In my opinion. But we can see a growing relationship between Seth and Meg, even before and after she tells her parents about him. We also learn more about Emily Dickinson's life and Meg's fictional relationship to it. It's a good balance for a culinary cozy with a hint of historical fiction and tons of intrigue, when Meg solves her mother. This is an enjoyable read.