Rotten to the Core (Orchard Mystery Series #2)

Rotten to the Core (Orchard Mystery Series #2)

by Sheila Connolly

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Overview

Rotten to the Core (Orchard Mystery Series #2) by Sheila Connolly

Second in the series that readers can sink their teeth into.

Orchard owner Meg Corey must clear her name of murder after the discovery of a pesticide-poisoned body in her springhouse. Includes recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425228760
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Series: Orchard Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 125,378
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(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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Rotten to the Core (Orchard Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
nancydrew123 More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Orchard Mystery series was just at good as the first. Meg hires a college student to help with the orchard. I did think the author could have developed this character a little bit more. Her relationship with Seth is moving along and of course there is a murder to solve. I liked reading about the progression of Meg's house. I liked the two goats Meg brings home. I wish there was a little more suspense to the mystery. The book was a little slow in the middle but I still enjoyed the mystery and will read the rest in this great series. I love the book covers too!
Cheri_L More than 1 year ago
If you read and liked the first one you will like this one. Great weekend or vacation read. I'm learning so much along with Meg on what it takes to run an orchard. Reading the third book now and can't wait to see what happens. I love all of the usual characters and am enjoying some new ones too. Great storyline although not too hard to figure out whodunit. Great books for busy people.
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DianaH-Maine More than 1 year ago
I began reading ‘The Orchard Mystery’ series by Shelia Connolly. The first title in the series is ONE BAD APPLE, followed by ROTTEN TO THE CORE. I believe there are presently 8 to 10 titles in the series so far. I have enjoyed the first 2 titles very much. The characters are well-developed, likable and believable. Young Meg Corey moves into her mother’s inherited 200 year old colonial house in Granford, Massachusetts. Meg has just left her Boston city life and banking job and ended a relationship. Her mother (who does not make an appearance in the first 2 titles except for very short phone calls) thinks Meg needs a ‘project’ to take her mind off her problems and asks Meg to ‘fix up the house’ and ready it for sale. (This scenario is a bit of a stretch for me.) Meg hasn’t visited the area since she was a young child and discovers that a 15 acre orchard is part of the property. Meg becomes very interested in the different apple varieties, orchard management techniques and local history - not only of the orchard, but of the house, her distant relatives and the area as well. Meg meets many of the small town’s inhabitants as she grapples with plumbing problems, orchard pest management, real estate issues, restoration work, and of course, the appearance of several dead bodies on her property. I am comfortable with the characters and feel that they resemble the inhabitants of my own small New England town. The mysteries are good and developed. The insights into orchard management are very interesting to me and very well-researched. I am also interested in the local history of the area which is based on New England colonial history. I think I will order #3 in the series, RED DELICIOUS DEATH.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well developed characters. Love that this series is not predictable. Love the Historic element as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these little "cozy" mysteries. The characters are engaging and everything comes out all right in the end.
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I like this author, however it needed better editing.
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linda black More than 1 year ago
great cozy mystery,very.entertaining
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momfansler More than 1 year ago
A great new series.
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tracalyn More than 1 year ago
You have to read the first book, One Bad Apple, to understand what happens in this book. Very well written story with lots of twists and turns. This book is one to be kept in my permanent library. I recommend this book to teenagers as well as elderly adults.