“Beekeeping, organic gardening, pastry-baking—an engaging debut mystery” about a retired policewoman who turns to farming and private investigating (Library Journal).
Ex-cop Abigail Mackenzie has started a second career—as a farmer. Raising chickens, keeping bees, and growing heirloom vegetables on her farmette in the Bay Area, Abby has a peaceful life. Yet trouble just seems to make a beeline for her . . .
When Abby attempts to deliver her artisanal honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur and finds him dead in his shop, her investigative instincts kick in. After the chef’s handsome brother insists on hiring Abby to find out who killed Jean-Louis, she must sort through a swarm of suspects. But as she closes in on the truth, she’ll need more than her beekeeper suit to protect her from a killer’s sting . . .
Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!
“A lady cop turned farmer . . . What fun!” —Joanne Fluke, New York Times–bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries
“Appealing.” —Publishers Weekly
“Will leave readers buzzing happily.” —Leslie Budewitz, Agatha Award–winning author of the Spice Shop mysteries
“A triple treat: a California wine country setting, a touch of romance with a handsome Frenchman, and country hints and recipes from the writer’s own farmette.” —Rhys Bowen, New York Times–bestselling author of The Royal Spyness mysteries
“Beekeeping, organic gardening, pastry-baking—an engaging debut mystery.” —Library Journal