When Abigail Mackenzie left the police force to become a farmer and beekeeper in beautiful Las Flores, California, she imagined a life too sweet for murder . . .
Abby is delighted to provide her trademark lavender honey for her friend Paola, a truffle maker, who is renewing her vows with her husband Jake, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery. But things go sour after the ceremony when Abby discovers Jake shot dead in his car and Paola injured beside him. If Paola was meant to be the victim, Abby needs to protect her as she searches for the shooter. When a second murder occurs, it's up to Abby to crush the clues—before the killer gets her over a barrel . . .
Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!
Praise for the Henny Penny Farmette Mysteries
“Long on romance, sweet tips, and honey recipes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Don’t miss this charming cozy series. A treat!”—Hudson Valley News
“Will leave readers buzzing happily.”
At the start of Lester's touching third Henny Penny Farmette mystery (after 2016's Murder of a Queen Bee), ex-cop-turned-farmer Abigail Mackenzie attends a church ceremony at which her friend Paola Varola renews her wedding vows with Jake Winston, the owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery in Las Flores, Calif. After the reception at the winery, Abby hears a gunshot and finds Paola gravely wounded and Jake dead in a car parked outside. The police warn her not to interfere, but Abby conducts a quiet investigation on her own. The event awakens long-buried traumas from Abby's past, and she seeks help with her anxiety from psychologist Olivia Crawford, a newcomer in town who's also the sister of Abby's secret crush, Lucas Crawford. After a suspect in the shooting is killed, Abby realizes that someone means to get rid of possible witnesses including the injured Paola and Abby herself. Lester's sensitive portrayal of Abby's struggle with her wounded psyche raises this traditional mystery above the pack.