Drizzled with Death

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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

Meet Dani Greene—a fourth-generation maple syrup maker dealing with a first-class troublemaker…
 
The annual pre-Thanksgiving pancake-eating contest is a big event in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. It’s sponsored by the Sap Bucket Brigade, aka the firefighters auxiliary, and the Greene family farm provides the syrup....

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Overview

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

Meet Dani Greene—a fourth-generation maple syrup maker dealing with a first-class troublemaker…
 
The annual pre-Thanksgiving pancake-eating contest is a big event in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. It’s sponsored by the Sap Bucket Brigade, aka the firefighters auxiliary, and the Greene family farm provides the syrup. But when obnoxious outsider Alanza Speedwell flops face first into a stack of flapjacks during the contest, Greener Pastures’ syrup falls under suspicion.
 
Dani knows the police—including her ex-boyfriend—are barking up the wrong tree, and she’s determined to pull her loved ones out of a very sticky situation. The odds may be stacked against her, but she’s got to tap the real killer before some poor sap in her own family ends up trading the sugar house for the Big House…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425260005
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Sugar Grove Mystery Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 137,147
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

As a nearly lifelong resident of the Granite State, Jessie Crockett naturally adores black flies, 98 percent humidity, killing frosts in August, and snowbanks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure, she enthusiastically putters in her greenhouse, designs bento lunches, and throws parties. She delights in mentoring young writers at a local elementary school. Jessie lives with her husband and children in a village so small, many other New Hampshire residents have never heard of it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Loved it.

    Loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    I usually don't expect much of first in a series but this book s

    I usually don't expect much of first in a series but this book suprised me. Dani is a pint sized character with a huge personality. I got a kick out of the humor in this book, the exotic animals had me laughing. The mystery had me guessing until the end. I loved the fact that she didn't go around browbeating people but by asking simple questions. The secondary characters are varied and mostly likeable. I eagerly await the next in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Dani is not likeable, she seems sullen and judgmental.  The book

    Dani is not likeable, she seems sullen and judgmental.  The book left a few questions about Dani unanswered at the end. Plus, because the family makes maple syrup, everything they eat has maple or syrup in it.  Diabetes anyone?  She just didn't seem like a nice person, and very moody.  I'm done with this series.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Can anybody tell me what this book is about? Im really confused.

    Is it about a pancake eating contest, syrup, or killing?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2013

    I was so excited to read this book but sadly I was so disappoint

    I was so excited to read this book but sadly I was so disappointed! Isn't this supposed to be a mystery? Someone dies in the second chapter and then literally nothing happens regarding the mystery for like 50 pages. I was just skimming the pages and finally gave up. Maybe it got better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

    A Sweet Read

    I enjoyed reading "Drizzled With Death" very much. The leading character is charming and realistic. She's very likable. This book kept me interested and I enjoyed the humorous events and turns of phrase that Ms. Crockett used. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. One thing could be improved--more character development of the other characters in the story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Drizzled With Death is the first book in the A Sugar Grove Myst

    Drizzled With Death is the first book in the A Sugar Grove Mystery.

    I think this will be a fun series. One thing that I would like to see is more information on the making of maple syrup. With these "speciality" mysteries, I enjoy learning something about that area and would like to see what the process is like.

    Dani Greene's family has growing maple syrup business, which is one of the few suggestions that the family has listened to from the "baby" she's in her late 20's, of the family. But that could very well change as at the annual Sap Bucket Brigade annual pancake eating contest, Alanza Speedwell ends up dead, face down in her stack of pancakes. The Greene family has been providing the maple syrup and it determined that there was poison added to the syrup. Since the wheels of justice are turning slower than Dani likes, she starts to do some investigation of her own. She soon finds that there is an extensive list of people would like to see her gone for good.

    Dani's family are likeable. The grandparents are ones you would love, her sister borders on one you would love to hate, but at the same time provides a little fun. Her best friend, Piper Wynwood, who owns a diner called The Stack, is another fun character with her anything but normal life.

    Of course there is a potential love interest for Dani, in the form of Graham Paterson, from the State Fish and Game. The book starts with Dani reporting the sighting of a mountain lion and Graham responds to her call. It's enjoyable to watch the bantering between these two. I hope to read more, before they decide that just maybe they might be attracted to each other.

    A very enjoyable read, even though reference to maple syrup was a little much. Maybe the next book will be set during sap collection time and we can learn a little more about that.

    Looking forward to book #2.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    The world of pun is not for every one. This is a standardcshort cizy as pun title shows no surprizes but suggest you wsit for dollar or free friday

    Or borrow from public library e books.mom

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Susiego

    Love this quirky character. Could be a winner without all the baffeling creatufe hunts!

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