Til Dirt Do Us Part by Edith Maxwell
(A Local Foods Mystery)

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A death after a dinner party presents a new case for reluctant sleuth Cameron Flaherty...Cam’s second is only a so-so mystery but a most enjoyable look at organic farming with some charming characters and cooking suggestions thrown in.
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The produce is local--and so is the crime--when long-simmering tensions lead to murder following a festive dinner on Cam Flaherty's farm. It'll take a sleuth who knows the lay of the land to catch this killer. But no one ever said Cam wasn't willing to get her hands dirty. . .

Autumn has descended on Westbury, Massachusetts, but the mood at the Farm-to-Table Dinner in Cam's newly built barn is unseasonably chilly. Local entrepreneur Irene Burr made a lot of enemies with her plan to buy Westbury's Old Town Hall and replace it with a textile museum--enough enemies to fill out a list of suspects when the wealthy widow turns up dead in a neighboring farm.

Even an amateur detective like Cam can figure out that one of the resident locavores went loco--at least temporarily--and settled a score with Irene. But which one? With the Fall harvest upon her, Cam must sift through a bushelful of possible killers that includes Irene's estranged stepson, her disgruntled auto mechanic, and a fellow CSA subscriber who seems suspiciously happy to have the dead woman out of the way.

The closer she gets to weeding out the culprit, the more Cam feels like someone is out to cut her harvest short. But to keep her own body out of the compost pile, she'll have to wrap this case up quickly.
 

About Edith Maxwell

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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 www.edithmaxwell.com.
 
Published April 28, 2015 by Kensington. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Mar 02 2014

A death after a dinner party presents a new case for reluctant sleuth Cameron Flaherty...Cam’s second is only a so-so mystery but a most enjoyable look at organic farming with some charming characters and cooking suggestions thrown in.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 21 2014

Maxwell’s engaging second Local Foods mystery (after 2013’s A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die) finds Cameron Flaherty preparing for her first farm-to-table dinner party...On top of the intriguing whodunit plot, Maxwell vividly portrays life on a small contemporary farm.

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