Plan Bee (Queen Bee Mystery Series #3)

Plan Bee (Queen Bee Mystery Series #3)

by Hannah Reed

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Overview

Moraine, Wisconsin's annual Harmony Festival is anything but harmonious for Story Fischer, as a dead body makes an uninvited appearance in the parade-and the person who may be responsible for putting it there starts dating Story's mother...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425246214
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Series: Queen Bee Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Plan Bee 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
DAinNY1 More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. Story finds and loses a body only to turn up later in the worst place possible. The plot had me sticking to the pages and kept me guessing as I didn’t know which way to turn. I love the quirky characters of Moraine, the small-town feel and the non-stop action that resulted in exposing a killer. This was a very enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book in this charmingly sweet series.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
It’s time for the Harmony Festival in Moraine, Wisconsin. All the shopkeepers are setting up outdoor displays, there will be a parade and even a Honey Queen. Story is none to happy with this year’s queen but there are other things for her to worry about, like a 12 year old whose is experimenting creating explosives, her mother’s new boyfriend and an out-of-towner trying to reap the benefits of the home town festival. Then there’s that darn disappearing body, she tripped over it in the cemetery, but by the time help arrives the body is gone. It then turns up in a most unusual spot and when his identity is revealed Story realizes there are even more things she needs to worry about. The search for the truth “bee-comes” very interesting and danger could “bee” lurking around every corner. Dollycas’s Thoughts I love this series. Hannah Reed definitely writes what she knows. She crafts an wonderful intelligent cozy mystery without a flaw. The characters are all unique and absolutely extraordinary. Each and every one will make a beeline right into your heart, even the characters we love to hate. I grow to love each one a little more with every page in this wonderful series. They never fail to put a smile on my face. Mystery and mayhem are blended together to give us a honey of a story for our minds to enjoy. Reed is definitely the Queen Bee when it comes to cozy mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I consider cozy mysteries one of my guilty pleasures. There is nothing I love more than curling up on the couch after everyone has gone to bed and ending my day with hot cocoa and a mystery. Perhaps I am a bit biased, since I am a fellow Wisconsinite, but Hannah Reeds Queen Bee series has become one of my favorites. I love the small town setting, the fun little facts about Wisconsin and bee-keeping (something I've always found fascinating, by the way) and I find the characters to be easy to identify with and very fun, especially the protagonist, Story Fischer. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a quirky, fun read complete with a whole lot of mystery :)
sharno22 More than 1 year ago
I really love this series, and this book is another winner! You know a series is good when you want to live in the town where the books take place. I definitely want to live in Moraine, eat Honey, and find me a guy like Hunter. One of the best contemporary mystery series out there. Don't miss it!
ethel55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Harmony Festival sets the stage in this latest Story Fischer mystery. Story is at odds over whether or not a beehive demonstration is viable and safe for the event. The Festival brings some new characters to town and widens the pool of suspects and victims!
chickey1981 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free from Librarything in exchange for an honest review. Overall, this is a delightful gem of a novel. Its many strengths include a intricately described portrait of a small town and the big personalities within it. I could imagine people like Story, her mother, her sister, Tom, Aggie and DeeDee and especially Noel, the kid who blew up everything (doesn't every small town have one of those?). Dinky, the dog, who peed everywhere was another very nice touch. This book made all the right steps creating this community. I also loved all the references to honey and all the delicious items Story had created for her store.The pacing of the actual murder mystery was slower and harder to grasp. I at times got annoyed at Story getting into things and she didn't actually solve the mystery in the end. She only figured out who the murderer was because he captured HER. That brings me to my biggest "issue" with the book, which actually may have been quite deliberate by the author. Story is a deeply flawed character, and I couldn't figure out if I actually liked her or not. I very much liked her sister, Noel, and Hunter, who seems to be a perfect boyfriend. She spent a lot of time calling Hunter for help. She still stuck her nose into things but always called him for everything-- doesn't she realize he needs to work? And while Holly, Story's sister, seems to understand Story and her inner workings remarkably well, Story doesn't understand herself. She has faint glimmers of realizations (she did have a moment where she came to the conclusion she wasn't that independent but it was short lived), but never quite gets there. And she gets emotionally involved in things, takes it out on other people, and minimally reflects what it means about her. However, I realize that this is a series of books, and that kind of character development might be set up to evolve over the series as she gets herself into more trouble.All that said, I thought it was a well written book, with a colorful set of characters that seemed like old friends by the end. It was worth the read!
hnagra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book as part of the Member Giveaway program through LT. The plot is based in Wisconsin, a murder mystery , author has tried quite hard to put tons of jokes and colorful art through the book, but it didn¿t hit the right spot for me. The book was hard to grasp in the beginning. There were too many characters introduced all within the first couple chapters. I felt like it was dragging a little too long. Despite the plots downfalls, the Harmony Festival was fun to read with all the surrounding adventures. With the recipes at the end. Which I shall try someday for sure!!!
eheinlen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love books that start with a map. This book was easy-to-read and had a wonderful, interesting story that grabbed you right off of the bat and didn't let you go. I loved the author's writing style and might have to find more of her books to read. I found all of her characters very realistic and easy to identify with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! I would make the chapters a little longer, though.
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Heyyy
the-PageTurner More than 1 year ago
I love this book ! This is the third in the Queen Bee Mystery series and the best one so far. Storey tends to find trouble and this does not go over well with the local sheriff . He does not trust her and only makes things harder for her. In this book Storey teams up with Poor Pittiful Patti to find the killer in town. This ends up with lots of fun and surprises. This series just gets better and better.
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BridgetteIsABookworm More than 1 year ago
I love this series! This one is the best so far! Really. I am hooked on this series. It was so exciting to find a series that incorporated beekeeping into the storyline. I am a beekeeper and I JUST LOVE THIS. Well, I am also a fan of mystery novels...so imagine how thrilled I am to have both in one book. No spoilers included in my reviews. Just READ THE BOOK!!!!
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Dull.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and am making a 'beeline' for the next one!
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Where have you beena. I am on a plane to Mexico
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I love books that start with a map. This book was easy-to-read and had a wonderful, interesting story that grabbed you right off of the bat and didn't let you go. I loved the author's writing style and might have to find more of her books to read. I found all of her characters very realistic and easy to identify with.
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