The author of Maple Mayhem returns to Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, where the Greene family—including Dani's irksome Aunt Hazel—are busy preparing for the annual Maple Festival. But nothing kills the festive spirit like murder…
Aunt Hazel isn’t exactly sweet, but she’s not the only one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town’s Opera House, but their contractor Russ Collins seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. And his latest one is killer.
In the Opera House basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town’s money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner’s bones also threaten to reveal a murderer’s secret, and now it’s up to Dani to catch a killer before the town is stuck with a deadly reputation.
About the Author
Jessie Crockett is the national bestselling author of Maple Mayhem and Drizzled with Death in the Sugar Grove Mystery series. As a nearly lifelong resident of the Granite State, Jessie naturally adores black flies, 98 percent humidity, killing frosts in August, and snowbanks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure, she combs the beach, designs bento lunches, and throws parties. She delights in mentoring young writers at local schools. Jessie lives with her dark and mysterious husband and exuberant children in a village so small, many other New Hampshire residents have never heard of it.
Praise for the Sugar Grove Mysteries
“A sticky series that'll have you reaching for the maple syrup.”—Fresh Fiction
“Delightful and funny…with a great cast of characters.”—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author
“Had my inner amateur sleuth working overtime.”—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews