A Deadly Row to Hoe

A Deadly Row to Hoe

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by Cricket McRae
     
 

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Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm—and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. But a dead body discovered in the farm’s compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae’s sunny mood. When Barr’s boss lets her know they need

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Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm—and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. But a dead body discovered in the farm’s compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae’s sunny mood. When Barr’s boss lets her know they need help identifying the body, a reluctant Sophie Mae presses her network of friends and neighbors into action. Turning up the heat on a whole crop of suspects seems to be producing results . . . until a farmhand is found with a shovel-shaped bump on his head. If Sophie Mae and Barr don’t root out the killer soon, it’s only a matter of time before another victim is squashed.

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Murder and vegetables--what more could you ask? Sophie Mae Reynolds and her bridegroom, police detective Barr Ambrose, are living upstairs in her best friend Meghan Bly's house, where Sophie Mae makes handcrafted soap in the basement. Both are delighted to be helping out at a community-supported farm until Meghan discovers a body in the compost pile. The police learn that the unidentified young woman was stunned, probably by a shovel, and buried alive in the compost. Farm owners Tom and Allie Turner, Allie's sister Hallie, and their apprentice, Nate Snow, all deny any knowledge of the crime. But Sophie Mae, who seems to discover more than her share of dead bodies (Something Borrowed, Something Bleu, 2010, etc.), resolves to identify the dead woman. She enlists the help of a clay artist specializing in masks to enhance a police photo to a more lifelike state. The new photo, careful questioning and time spent on the Internet pay off when the victim is identified as ornithologist Darla Klick. As it turns out, the pregnant Darla had ties to a commune the farm family and Nate had lived on years before. Sophie Mae's nosiness may help to find a killer if it doesn't get her killed. McRae, whose home-crafting mysteries always offer tips in mastering some new area of domestic expertise, spices her juicy mystery with some intriguing veggie lore.

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ISBN-13:
9780738733081
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
11/08/2012
Series:
A Home Crafting Mystery , #6
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Cricket McRae’s contemporary Home Crafting Mysteries reflect her interest in traditional colonial skills. Set in the Pacific Northwest, they feature activities like soap making, food preservation, spinning, cheese making, and mead making. For two years Cricket managed her own soap making business, including all product design, manufacturing and marketing. The author resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. She also writes the Magical Bakery Mysteries under the pen name Bailey Cates. For more information and recipes, visit CricketMcRae.com and HearthCricket.com.

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A Deadly Row to Hoe 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line and a great cast of characters. Learned a lot about co-op gardening at the same time. Very interesting read.
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DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read where the unexpected happens and Sophie Mae is helping the police in their efforts to nab a killer. The author did a good job in this page turning mystery that was hard to put down. As always, I adore this lovable cast of characters and I look forward to more adventures in Cadyville, Washington in this pleasantly appealing series.
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judiOH More than 1 year ago
in this story sophie mae is volunteering at a farm co-op. a body is discovered in a compost heap. her husband barr's boss asks her to help find out the identity of the deceased. as she goes about doing this, she gets involved with the solving also. all to soon another attack happens on a young man, nate. nate is injured and taken to hospital. before another attack can happen sohie mae must find the killer and solve this. in among all this sophie and barr are tryiing to get pegnant. the characters are so well written that they seem real. you are absorbed into the story and you feel as though they are family. a thoroughly enjoyable read!!! get a copy, you won't be sorrry!
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