She’s back! Tattooed, hardworking, and often crabby dairy farmer and biker Stella Crown is hotbecause it’s summer and because she has plenty of things to raise her temperature, including a nagging sister-in-law, her fiancé Nick’s illness, and a bank account in the red. But when a local country star turns up dead at the county fair where Stella’s teenage employee Zach is an exhibitor things turn from hot to ugly.
Stella wasn’t friends with the victim. In fact, she’d only seen her from a distance. But seeing how Stella was the one to dig her out from her deathbed in the calf barn’s manure pile, the cops are on her like flies on…well…honey. Why on earth would Stella want to kill a young singer she’d never spoken to? She’d much rather kill the annoying helicopter dad in the fair’s dairy barn. Or the fifty percent fake girl in the Lovely Miss Pennsylvania Pageant. Or her banker.
Sick to death of annoying cops and entertainment folks, Stella figures the only way to get her life back is to aim law enforcement in the right direction. If that means having to endure a manicure with her soon-to-besister-in-law at the dead singer’s favorite salon or stopping by the recording studio to check out the talent Stella figures there could be worse things.
Can’t a simple farm girl just get married in peace?
About the Author
Judy Clemens spends her days in rural Ohio, where she writes, spends time with her family, and eats too much chocolate. She is the author of the Grim Reaper and Stella Crown mysteries, and is a past president of Sisters in Crime. www.judyclemens.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is more than manure in the pile and the comical dialogue with the diverse characters like Stella, a Harley riding, tattooed woman with a distinct sense of right and wrong, made this a fun and relaxing romance that is a part of a stand alone series.
Leave Tomorrow Behind is the sixth book in the A Stella Crown Mystery series. I've been waiting some time for the next book in this entertaining series. But it was worth the wait. Stella's has a full plate going for her. Nick, her fiancee, is in the early stages of MS, they are busy planning their wedding, it's time for the 4-H County fair to begin, in addition to running her dairy farm. Added to all this Stella's future sister-in-law, Miranda, is visiting trying to plan the wedding of the year for Stella. Miranda has hasn't a clue as to what the word "no" means. Stella and Nick head off to the fair to watch the 4-Her's move in there animals and set up their stalls. As everyone is settling in, the Gregg family is bringing in their cows. Stella soon has words with Mr. Gregg over a comment she made about his daughters not raising their cows. On the night of the concert, starring rising star Rikki Raines, Stella and Nick head over to watch the show. At the end of the show Stella sees Mr. Gregg in a heated argument with Rikki. Gregg has Rikki under contract at his record company and is a man of questionable ethics. Shortly after seeing this, Stella finds Rikki body on a manure wagon, dead. Stella wants to make sure that the police are looking in all the right places and begins to look for what happened with Rikki after the end of the show and when she found her dead. Even though Miranda appears to be clueless as to what Stella wants for her wedding, the things Miranda put her through provide some comical relief to the story. I'm looking forward to see if Miranda has any thoughts on the ending. Looking forward to the next book to see how things are going on the dairy farm.