#7 in Claudia Bishop's 'Hemlock Falls Mystery series'
Sarah Quilliam (Quill) regrets that she traded her beloved Inn at Hemlock Falls, even with all its debts, for a small in-town restaurant, and she wants her Inn back. A group of cattlemen now staying at the Inn have brought some of their prized Texas Longhorn cows, boasting of its purebred line and seeking local investors. A lot of what's going on doesn't smell right -- and it's not just the cow manure in Quill's former flower garden. When murder once again stalks the town of Hemlock Falls, Quill and her sister Meg once again become detectives. Full of surprises and Claudia Bishop's signature humor.
Marinade for Texas Longhorn Beef recipe included.
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These series concerns the Quilliam sisters: Sarah and artist, Meg, a master chef. After Sarah's divorce and the death of Meg's husband, the two move to Hemlock Falls, a small town in New York to run a bed and breakfast.The individual stories can be charming in a screwball sort of way, but I find them dull after a while. Either things stay infuriatingly the same, or they change in a bizarre abrupt fashion; there is no real development. Of course, my disinterest in gourmet cooking doesn't help. The volumes usually include at least one recipe.
I purchased several of these books by this author because they are set in the finger lakes region of upstate new york. I, too, live in this area. Tomkins County is the home of two prestigious universities, Cornell and Ithaca College . I can assure you I have never encountered people who speak like hicks as depicted by Doreen,,Marge, the mayor etc. The author has failed to capture the charm of this area. Throwing in a gorge in the Inns backyard just didn't cut it. Also, the editing in these books Is sorely lacking. The entire contents in the letter written by Dr. Phillipone was missing and there were several typos throughout the two books I have read so far.