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Dead and Berried

Dead and Berried

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by Peg Cochran

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It’s hive time for murder in the latest Cranberry Cove mystery from national bestselling author Peg Cochran.

It's June in Cranberry Cove and Monica Albertson's plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the


It’s hive time for murder in the latest Cranberry Cove mystery from national bestselling author Peg Cochran.

It's June in Cranberry Cove and Monica Albertson's plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms.  When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. 

In trying to clear her friend’s name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori’s venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive a bit too much.  With the fate of the farm on the line, Monica must get to the bottom of the crime before another victim gets stung.


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Praise for the Cranberry Cove Mystery series

“Author Peg Cochran has a truly entertaining writing style that is filled with humor, mystery, fun, and intrigue. You cannot ask for a lot more in a super cozy!” —Open Book Society

“A fun whodunnit with quirky characters and a satisfying mystery. This newseries is as sweet and sharp as the heroine’s cranberry salsa.”—Sofie Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Cats mysteries

“Cozy fans and foodies rejoice—there’s a place just for you and it’s calledCranberry Cove.”—Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author of theBooks by the Bay mysteries, the Charmed Pie Shoppe mysteries, and the BookRetreat mysteries

“I can’t wait for Monica’s next tasty adventure—and I’m not just saying thatbecause I covet her cranberry relish recipe.”—Victoria Abbott, nationa lbestselling author of the Book Collector mysteries

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Penguin Publishing Group
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A Cranberry Cove Mystery Series , #3
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6.70(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Peg Cochran is the author of the nationally bestselling Gourmet De-Lite Mystery series, including Allergic to Death, Steamed to Death, and Iced to Death. She lives in Michigan with her family. Visit her at pegcochran.com.

Romy Nordlinger is a New York City-based actress whose TV credits include roles on Law & Order, All My Children, and One Life to Live. As an audiobook narrator, she has lent her talents to over two hundred titles ranging in genres from romance and self-help to sci-fi and mystery.

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Dead and Berried 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Dollycas 6 days ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts It’s all about the bees in this berry of a mystery. Time to pollinate the blossoms at the Sassamanash Farm so Jeff calls in Rick Taylor, his assistant Lori Wenk and their bees to do the job. Unfortunately Lori gets stung and has a deadly reaction, or did she? She is dead but it looks more like murder than a bee swarm. All eyes turn to their owner Rick, but why would he want his assistant dead? Monica quickly finds the woman had her share of enemies and she knows she needs to clear Rick and the farm’s reputation. But is she going to end up getting stung? I was excited to see a character named Lori, but that is where our similarities end She didn’t deserve to be killed but she sure wasn’t the nicest person. Monica Albertson is a unique amateur sleuth. She doesn’t work behind Detective Stevens’ back, she assists and turns over any evidence she finds quickly. The work the case together as much as they can. All the characters in this series are engaging. I still identify strongly with Monica’s brother Jeff. We share a disability of having one arm that is basically useless. When I see his independence and how hard he works it really gives me hope. While my right leg is also useless I still want to try harder to do more things. Jeff is quite an inspiration. They are surrounded by a wonderful cast. This time we get to know Nora, the beekeeper’s wife and the main clerk at the the farm’s store better. The Albertson’s also have a new neighbor and the women in town, including Jeff’s mom are all vying for his attention. The mystery weaves its way through Monica’s life as she strives to keep up with her baking and relish making all while trying to find out who could have killed Lori. We also learn more about cranberries, bees, and ships buried in Lake Michigan. As a resident of neighboring Wisconsin I found the shipwrecks very interesting. I was amazed that when Monica eliminated almost all the suspects and the one I was leaning toward was actually the killer. That rarely happens. Peg Cochran’s descriptive voice draws me right in to the happenings in and around Cranberry Cove. I really feel like I have traveled there instead of just read about this town. It’s like a mini Michigan vacation every time I read one of these books. I may have to make an actual trip to the state and check things out. Until then, I will anxiously await the book in this series!
Anonymous 6 days ago
Another winning series.
SewWrite 8 days ago
Monica is working hard to make baked good to sell in the farm store and relish to sell to a grocery store in her new industrial farm kitchen. meanwhile her brother Jeff is working the cranberry farm which includes bringing in bees from a bee farm to pollinate the cranberry bogs. The bee keeper's assistant is found dead with an angry swarm of bees near by and stings to her face. With so much on her plate, Monica still finds time to ask the right questions and try to find the killer before everyone in town thinks the farm is jinxed. I really enjoyed learning so much about the cranberries pollination and other facts related to running a cranberry farm. I look forward to the next book in this series.
chefdt 23 days ago
Dead And Berried is the third book in the A Cranberry Cove Mystery series. Monica Albertson’s side of the business has really blossomed and is kept busy baking muffins and making salsas that she sells in the store and is making available to stores around town. Meanwhile, the bogs are also loaded with blossoms and Jeff has contracted with Rick Taylor to bring in two hives of bees to pollinate the blossoms. What with an approaching storm they decide not to release the bees and everyone leaves. A short time later Monica hears the screams of her assistant, Arline, when she goes to see what is the matter, she finds Taylor’s assistant, Lori, dead. Lori has apparently died from bee stings, the main question that is foremost in everyone’s mind is why were the bees released, who released them and where is Lori’s protective gear. It soon becomes apparent to Monica that there are several people who might have wanted Lori out of the picture and some might even be close to her. Monica continues search the alibis of the most likely suspects, hoping she doesn’t get stung herself. Once again the supporting cast of character are around to provide so light-hearted moments. Even with Gerda VanVelsen in the hospital, her twin Hennie, owners of the Gumdrop shop continues to have a positive outlook. Greg owner of Book ‘Em bookstore is around to try and keep Monica safe. Maybe a little romance might be buzzing around for Monica and Greg. Then there is Monica’s stepmother, Gina. Gina moved to Cranberry Cove in the previous book and has opened an aromatherapy shop. Despite her snobby times and trying to run Monica’s life, she does or says something that will make the reader chuckle Delicious sounding recipes are also included in the book. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
LisaKsBooksReviews 23 days ago
A splendid installment to an amazing series. Every time I have a new Peg Cochran book, I know I’ll need to set aside a day where all I can do is read, because I never want to put down one of her books once I’ve started. (Seriously, I even take them in the bathr . . . Opps . . . TMI ) DEAD AND BERRIED was no different. I inhaled this book! DEAD AND BERRIED was an excellent story. From the fascinating facts about the running of a cranberry farm, and bringing in bees to pollinate the plants, to the discovery of the body . . . kudos to the author for a creative new death, and the subsequent investigation, I couldn’t tear myself away! As I mentioned above, I can’t put down one of Cochran’s books. I’m a fan of every character in this series. I love the scenes where I go to town with Monica Albertson, and visit with the folks in the local shops. I always feel as though I am right there with them. Ms. Cochran’s description of each location is so detailed (without being overly long winded), I can envision each and every place. Is there anything missing from this book? No! It even has an array of tasty cranberry recipes that are sure to make your stomach grow. Already bogged down by your reading list? Well, never let that stop you from harvesting a new book. Especially when it’s DEAD AND BERRIED!
Anonymous 18 days ago
Greg sets the bowl of potatoes on the table and Monica helps herself to rice. Does anyone edit these books.