The Resource Farmed and dangerous, Edith Maxwell

Farmed and dangerous, Edith Maxwell

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Farmed and dangerous
Title
Farmed and dangerous
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Edith Maxwell
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cam is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one. Her sometimes rocky relationship with Chef Jake Ericsson is in a deep freeze, she's struggling to provide the promised amount of food to the subscribers in her first winter CSA, and her new greenhouse might just collapse from the weight of the snow. Supplying fresh ingredients for a dinner at the local assisted living facility seems like the least of her worries--until one of the elderly residents dies after eating some of her produce"--Dust jacket flap
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  • Organic farmer Cameron Flaherty returns (following ’Til Dirt Do Us Part, 2014). Struggling to keep some of her crops and services going in the winter, she offers free vegetables to Moran Manor Assisted Living, hoping to obtain a contract, only to have two elderly people die after the meal. With Cam a suspect, her policemanboyfriend, Pete, feels obligated to distance himself. Then Cam’s great uncle Albert, a resident at Moran Manor, has a dangerous accident, but Cam suspects foul play. A blizzard brings the story to a head with unexpected results. Maxwell’s feisty heroine and the interesting background detail on the realities of organic farming blend to deliver a clever, twisting mystery. Too many characters and story threads at times confuse the plot, though the minor characters are often amusing. Fans of other mysteries involving organic farming (Cricket McRae’s Deadly Row to Hoe, 2012), or of foodie mysteries in general, will find plenty to enjoy here. -- Alessio, Amy (Reviewed 06-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 19, p52)
  • In Maxwell’s enticing third Local Foods mystery (after 2014’s ’Til Dirt Do Us Part ), farmer Cam Flaherty hopes to persuade an assisted living facility, Moran Manor, to buy vegetables from next summer’s crop. Cam’s great-uncle Albert St. Pierre, the former owner of her farm in Westbury, Mass., lives at Moran Manor, as does cranky Bev Montgomery, a member of an anti-immigrant militia group. When Bev dies after eating some of Cam’s produce, Cam falls under suspicion, and her romance with state police detective Pete Pappas suffers as a result. Meanwhile, Bev’s daughter is linked to some shoddy construction, Moran Manor’s cook is leading a secret life, and Cam’s opera singer neighbor is raising apples. Somewhere in this complex stew is a murderer, and—despite police warnings—Cam can’t stop asking questions. Cozy fans will be able to relate to this spunky but sometimes foolishly unwary heroine, who at one point gets locked in a root cellar by an unseen assailant. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 13, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 15, p)
  • Organic farmer Cameron Flaherty and her colorful Locavore Club once again face problems in the third series entry (after 'Til Dirt Do Us Part ). When cantankerous Bev Montgomery dies after eating some of Cameron's produce, not even her romance with a local policemen can keep her from falling under suspicion. For all cozy readers, especially fans of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson. --Viccy Kemp (Reviewed June 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 10, p79)
  • An organic farmer is a magnet for murder. Cameron Flaherty has worked hard to make a success of her farm. Her newest scheme is selling winter shares of the root crops she's stored and the fresh greens she's growing in her greenhouse. Cam delivers enough for a dinner to Moran Manor Assisted Living, where her beloved great-uncle Albert St. Pierreis a resident. When her former neighbor, cantankerous resident Bev Montgomery, dies after eating a meal made with Cam's veggies, her past dealings with Bev ('Til Dirt Do Us Part, 2014, etc.) make her a suspect. As if that's not bad enough, Cam's boyfriend, state police detective Pete Pappas, catches the case and must distance himself from Cam just when she most needs his support. After another resident dies and she finds her uncle unconscious on the floor, Cam just has to investigate, even though Pete's warned her that it's dangerous. Bev, Cam knows, was involved with a militia group and was anything but popular, even within her family. Her determination to preserve her farm puts her at odds with her daughter, who wanted to develop the land, and her sons, who wanted to sell it. Once Cam gets locked in her own root cellar, she and Pete realize that she's getting too close, but by now she's unable to give up. So she continues to follow clues she hopes will lead to the killer. Quirky characters, lots of organic farming tips, and a well-developed mystery make this Cam's best outing yet.(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415394
Cataloging source
FO7
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Maxwell, Edith
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A local foods mystery
Series volume
0003
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  • Women farmers
  • Organic farmers
  • Murder
  • Massachusetts
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Farmed and dangerous, Edith Maxwell
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Control code
1083473
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780758284679
Lccn
bl2015020207
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780758284679
  • (OCoLC)909808612
Label
Farmed and dangerous, Edith Maxwell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1083473
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780758284679
Lccn
bl2015020207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780758284679
  • (OCoLC)909808612

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