Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die

In Edith Maxwell's A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die, the first installment in the Local Foods Cozy Mystery series, we were introduced to the world of local farmings and the customer-supported agriculture (CSA) movement. For local farmer Cameron "Cam" Flaherty, she's just starting up her local farming business at her great-uncle Albert's farm. First she dealt with Mike Montgomery, who she had to let go. And then one of her local volunteers was arrested. It was up to Cam to figure out who's sabotaging her farm and who killed Mike, while she set up a website for her growing business. With close ties to her childhood friend, Detective Ruth Dodge, she discovered who wanted to run things for her and tried to get away with murder, when she discovered who really done it and why.

This was an enjoyable cozy series debut featuring the local foods of CSA farming. I cared about Cam and her newfound farming business and her share volunteers. I've found Ellie adorable and despised Bev, Stuart as obnoxious. I loved how we've learned about the CSA and how it could be good for the environment with fresh produce--even fish! I loved the urban settings for the locations in Massachusetts. This would make you want to sink your teeth into a good read and dig  in with drama, non-stop action, suspense and a hint of romance and mystery.

Check out A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die tonight!

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