Monday, March 4, 2013
Deadly Row to Hoe by Cricket McRae *review
Firstly with a name like Cricket McRae, you have to be a cozy mystery writer, it just fits so wonderfully!!
I am totally into Cozy Mysteries lately. They keep my attention but aren't so deep that all life around me ceases to exist while I devour the book. As a mama of six, that is probably good I like the cozy mysteries!
This is a Home Crafting Mystery, like right up my alley!! I will definitely have to get my hands on the other ones in the series.
This book includes gardening and soap making. LOVE!
Sophie Mae, her hubby Barr, and their roomate Meghan volunteer at the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group in Cadyville Washington. Working together with other volunteers and alongside owners Tom and Allie, the group raises crops to share. Tom and Allie guide the process and the volunteers help with planting, weeding, and harvesting to share in the production. Similar to a community garden, but this one is much larger in scale.
Sophie Mae also owns Winding Way Soap and Bath products that she makes out of the basement of their restored Victorian home. Meghan and her daughter Erin are the homeowners, with a small addition on for Sophie Mae and Barr.. a modern day family.
Sophie Mae seems to have a knack for finding dead people.. not something she will be bragging about. This time is Meghan's turn however when she sees boots coming out of the bottom of the compost pile!
Agent Barr.. yep, Sophie Mae's hubby is a police officer, is on the case to figure out who this mysterious woman is that noone seems to recognize. Sophie Mae has great detective skills and helps Barr out on the mission.
We meet some very interesting people along the way, very colorful and lively characters. You may guess who done it.. but Cricket will keep you guessing!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Purchase a copy of it from Amazon HERE