A Slaying in the Orchard

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Labor Day weekend starts with a bang in Danger Cove when a dead body is found in the orchard of Maria Dolores’ mentor and maybe-boyfriend, Merle! 

While it’s clear the murder took place long ago, the police are still keeping Merle tied up, leaving Maria on her own to run the local farmers’ market. She’s prepared for the petty squabbles, disorganized vendors, and even a rowdy group of costumed pirates – it comes with the territory. But she isn’t prepared for the fresh body found in an isolated corner of the market! 

Maria would like to leave the investigation to the local homicide detective, but he’s stretched thin with two separate murders, and her nemesis – the farmer who lost out to her for the manager’s job – is demanding quick answers or else. 

With a nearly endless array of suspects, since the victim had upset just about everyone at the market, Maria has her work cut out for her! Can she prevent another murder in the market…or will she end up the next victim? 

1 review for A Slaying in the Orchard

  1. Julie Howard

    I enjoyed this book. The Danger cover series is made up by several different author’s writing stories all based in one place, so you get a lot of other character names and shops mentioned that (If like me you have read other book) you will recognize. The books are all stand alone books and because they are written by different author’s you don’t need to read or listen to them in order. I enjoyed this book because of the characters, who with all there little quirks make up this fun mystery. There is a lot going on to give you the idea of a busy farmers market but this means there is also a lot of characters to keep track of. The mystery was interesting with plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.
    Maria Dolores is trying to expand the farmer’s market but with her boy friend busy trying to prove that he had nothing to do with the bones just discovered in his orchard, she is having to keep on top of all the demands the stall owners have. Breaking up fights or checking that everything for sale is grown or made locally, soon becomes the least of her worries when a dead body is found. The police have there hands full running to two investigation, can Maria help find the killer before the police decide to shut down the market?
    The narrator was good but there wasn’t that much variation in her tone, unless she was voicing Casey, Maria assistant.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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