Red Delicious Death (Orchard Mystery Series #3)

Red Delicious Death (Orchard Mystery Series #3)

by Sheila Connolly

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ISBN-13: 9780425233436
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Series: Orchard Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 153,184
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is the New York Times bestselling, Anthony and Agatha award nominated author of the Orchard Mysteries, the Museum Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries. She has taught art history; structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities; worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns; and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. Sheila also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, she loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time author, Sheila thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and three cats.

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Red Delicious Death (Orchard Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I was taught to not judge a book by it's cover, but, hey, the covers on this series are great! I love apples and mysteries, that's what drew me in. Ms. Connolly did not disappoint. Love the first ONE BAD APPLE and had to get the rest!! Love the recipes included also. Can't wait to read the next.
nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
The third book in this series brings us closer to the main characters.... Meg and Seth's romance moves right along and we learn more about Bree. The mystery was a little weak. I would have liked to see a little more suspense and less information about the restaurant that opened. I think perhaps the author was on a diet when she wrote this book-- she was a little too 'heavy' about informing the reader of healthy sustainable foods. I've been going to Farmers' Markets for a long time and was hoping for more twists and turns and less to do about sustainable eating. I found myself wanting to hop over to Joann Fluke's Hannah Swensen Series and bring a few cookies into the new restaurant! I loved reading about the apple orchard in this third book and I was kept guessing until the end. All in all this is a great, great series!
MareCT More than 1 year ago
In the third installment of her Orchard series Meg Corey connects a trio of young people to a local realtor to help them in their search for a local for a new restaurant. They are young, ambitious, and would like to utilize locally grown products in their business which would be a boon to Granford. When one of the trio is found dead at a local farm events begin to unfold to show different aspects of each of the characters involved from the Select Board to Lauren, an old friend of Meg's from the city, to Meg's nemisis Detective Bill Marcus. Ms. Connolly continues to deliver a tightly written mystery with interesting and engaging characters in a comfortable and charming setting. The goats are delightful as well.
ASH1Q More than 1 year ago
I like to read a mystery without even looking at the plot teaser on the back cover so I can experience the story just the way the author presents it, with no foreknowledge of who will die and how. That was especially important with this book and really made this book more enjoyable, as the discovery of the body came in a great way -- if you weren't anticipating it after reading the back cover. I had read part of the third book in the series but decided to go back and find the first book before finishing the third. The first one is good but the third one (now finished) is better. I just got the second one, so you can see I like the series.
Cheri_L More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this book was slower than the first two...a little harder to get into. It took longer to get to the murder. On the plus side this one was harder to figure out whodunit. It's still worth reading if for nothing more than to find out what's going on with Meg, Seth, and everyone else in Granford.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really got into this book. For a new series it really started off good. The characters are really interesting. They seem to go together.I like reading about the apple farm. I hope to read many more of these books.
dd196406 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Good book. Looking forward to reading others in the series.
Kellswitch on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really enjoyed this addition to the series, it was a gentle, easy read but I have a hard time calling this a mystery as the mystery is pretty much incidental to the overall story. This book continues to look more at Meg's experiences as an apple orchard grower and her joining and finding her own place in her new community. and as that it does a wonderful job. What little time that is spent focusing on the murder actually feels fairly natural vs. forced the way many cozy's can and again that is becuase the murder really hardly factored into the story at all. I did enjoy learning more about the community and the apples and I really enjoy the evolution of the characters but if you are looking for a mystery this is probably not the book for you.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am muddling through the book but it really doesn't hold my interest. Someone new moves to town, that person dies, and someone in the town in accused of killing him. Some writers can take this outline and write a great book that I can't put down. This is one I can barely pick up to read. The characters are one dementional and weak. The writing doesn't grab my attention. I won't write the author off yet but I don't think I want to read another book in this particular series.
NewsieQ on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I haven't read a cozy mystery in quite a long time -- after years of reading almost nothing else. I picked this one up because I had enjoyed earlier books in the series. It was a disappointment. Although I learned a lot about eating "local," orchard management, and the perils of opening a new restaurant, the mystery itself was relegated to the back burner -- it became almost incidental. The plot was pretty simple. Meg Corey, a newcomer to Granford, Massachusetts, helps three young restaurateurs find a location for a new eatery in Granford. One of the three winds up dead -- murdered, of course. Because of the murder's location, it appears that the killer is someone who knew the area's back roads -- most probably someone from Granford -- did the deed. But who would have a motive to murder a young man not very many people even knew by sight? It may be awhile before I read another cozy mystery.Book based on a publisher-provided copy of the the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
each book i just want to read more and more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This third book continues to hook me on this series! The characters continue to grow, the town opens up a bit more, and the investment of my time was rewarded with another unique read. I love this series and learn so much as each story unfolds. On to the next one!
DianaH-Maine More than 1 year ago
RED DELICIOUS DEATH is title #3 in Shelia Connolly’s ORCHARD MYSTERY SERIES. I enjoyed this title as much as the first two and hope to read all the titles (eventually) in the series. The characters are down-to-earth; they develop and grow; and their personalities and situations are believable. I like the references to apples, orchard management, local history and small town life. Meg Corey is settling in and still restoring her mother’s inherited farmhouse. Meg is about to see her first apple harvest and her relationship with Seth is progressing. Meg and Seth help newcomers start up a restaurant on the village square and the events and discussions about locally produced food and simply prepared food was very interesting to me. This subject is playing out all over New England currently and makes so much sense for farmers, producers, restaurants and individuals. This was most of the storyline. The ‘mystery’ was pretty weak and the conclusion was very anti-climatic. The book ended abruptly and I wanted more information. I also found Meg’s friend, Lauren, a bit unbelievable. She really wasn’t explained or developed well. Her visit was a bit sudden and seemed to contain a hidden agenda. Perhaps these loose threads will lead to conclusions in Title #4. I hope so as I have already ordered it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the ongoing characters. A fast, engaging read.
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I loved this one. I liked the new characters being introduced.
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