Death By A Honeybee
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Death By A Honeybee

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by Abigail Keam
     
 

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Josiah is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis.
The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect!
Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that

Overview

Josiah is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis.
The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect!
Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country.
Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and ante-bellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

Editorial Reviews

Neil Chethik
"An absorbing read ... Josiah Reynolds is an unlikely --- and compelling --- new crime solver"
Readers Favorite
"Ms. Keam has the makings of a very good mystery writer. . . . DEATH BY A HONEYBEE is an enjoyable read which will capture the interest of most die-hard mystery fans"
Susan Smith-Durisek
In a hard-core, take-no-nonsense tone, Keam has created a character in Josiah Reynolds that might stand up to the likes of Nick Danger and Guy Noir — but with a feisty ol' Kentucky attitude set in a bourbon and Thoroughbred kind of town. Talk about local produce! HoneyBee is a fun, light summer read. But be warned: You might not be able look at your farmers market vendors the same way again.
Lynne Pruitt
"Abigail Keam's riveting mystery debut features a superb sleuth, Josiah Reynolds, whose wit and grit are perfectly suited to the wily turns of the plot. Bluegrass readers will rejoice at a fine, new voice from our region and others will be delighted by the mix of art, rural beauty and intrigue. Suspenseful, funny, and imaginative, DEATH BY A HONEYBEE is a fantastic read."
Linda Hinchcliffe
Author Abigail Keam offers readers her first published book with "Death by a Honey Bee." A Fayette County native and regular member of the Lexington Farmers' Market, she is a full-time beekeeper and uses her knowledge of both her trade and of Lexington in spinning an entertaining tale of murder most unkind. . . With this we are introduced to a cast of characters and a storyline that, like honey, is sweet and delicious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615347349
Publisher:
Worker Bee Press
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
548,198
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Born and bred in Kentucky, Ms. Keam graduated with Distinction from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Middle Eastern Civilization. She then went into business and kept bees as a hobby.

Retiring in 1999 after a life-threatening asthma attack, Abigail became a full-time beekeeper, launching Abigail’s which makes honey/beeswax-based natural products.

Abigail has won sixteen honey awards at the Kentucky State Fair and is also the first recipient of the Barbara Horn Award, given to those who score a perfect 100 for State Fair Beekeeping entries.

In 2004 Abigail joined a group of fellow beekeepers in a tour of South Africa to study African bees and beekeeping.

Abigail is a member of the Lexington Farmers Market, Bluegrass Beekeepers Association, the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association, National Society of Arts and Letters and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. She has been a previous member of Women in Agriculture Board and the UK Webb Archaeological Society plus the past president of the Lexington Art League, the Lexington Rape Crisis Center and Friends of the Lexington Farmers’ Market.

She lives in Fayette County on the Kentucky River in a metal house with her husband and various critters. Death By A HoneyBee was her first mystery novel, which won a Gold Medal Award from Reader's Favorite.

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Death By A HoneyBee 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
The_Brats More than 1 year ago
Set in Kentucky, this book is an excellent mystery that has a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing, while at the same time providing a wealth of historical information. The story is told from the viewpoint of the main character, Josiah Reynolds, who is a widow and a beekeeper. When a rival beekeeper is found dead on her property, she is the natural suspect and a nemesis from her past tries to add fuel to the fire to ensure that she takes the blame. Very engaging characters and almost impossible to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much too gay material. Book should warn readers of gay and lesbian material.
JoAnn714 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good in some ways then all over the place in others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention from the start. Well thought out characters. Funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just couldnt get into this book after first few chapters of trying ...authors writing style actually annoyed me
Anonymous 6 months ago
The lead character in any book must be likeable at the very least. Not so in this book. I found not one situation and certainly not one person having any redeemable qualities in this book. Not one! I bought 3 of this authors books on Book Hubs recommendations and I will read the other 2 but I don't think that they will be any different or better. I don't recommend this particular book whatsoever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Likeable characters, funny too. I also don't like being left in limbo. May read some others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfinished. No ending. Will not read another one. The next will probably won't have an ending. Written in first person - I should have stopped on the first "I".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had to skip to the ending due to boredom, shooting of dog not necessary (did it die?), what happenwd to Matt's partner? Such a waste of time- Christine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and quirky reading. Looking forward to more of this authors books. Learned lots about bees.
mellis More than 1 year ago
I love cozy mysteries and this was an enjoyable one.  Having family from Kentucky and relatives in the Lexington area made it especially good for me.  Having a lead lady character who is older and not built like Twiggy made it more interesting as most leading lady characters supposedly look like models and not real people. That makes it exceptional in my opinion.  I liked the story line and the cliff hanger.  Will continue on with this series.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great book to read love the quick witted main character.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Really enjoyed this story despite the ending being vague. Interesting characters, however, some associations could have been tied together better. Still give it a thumbs up.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Really enjoyable characters
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those "can't put it down" books. I will be reading more from Abigail for sure!!
CramDar More than 1 year ago
Pretty good read. Strong plot and well written characters. I love the negatives reviews about having gay and lesbian type relations and writing. Why so offended? The story was fantastic and I found I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was OK. I prefer books to have a finish to the story and this one seemed to leave some things in limbo. You learn a lot about bee keeping!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good! Loved it! Thank you so much for sharing your writing. I will definitely be purchasing more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, catches your interest right away
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny in places. Good attention to detail. Better than average editing.