and Maggie Tremont have taken over running Mr. Gumm’s
pumpkin patch to earn a little money to see them through the
winter in Cape Willington, ME. They are selling tons of pumpkins
and lots of locally made yummies. Recently, they have incorporated
a haunted hay ride. Things are really looking up since Maggie
has even rented the Sapphire Vine house, which is said to
be haunted or maybe… cursed. They are just getting ready
to do the first hayride run of the day when a man runs up
and wants to talk to Candy. She talks him into taking the
hayride with the other tourists. The only glitch is that the
house renter is late to pick up the keys to the house.
Everyone is enjoying themselves on the hayride,
learning all the local lore. They come across a huge pile
of pumpkins – where there should be no pumpkins! And
then they see a leg sticking out of the pile of pumpkins.
Looks like it is time for Candy to dust off her deer-stalker
cap and use her instincts to solve this murder.
Things to ponder: Who is TJ? Did he have something to do with
the dead man? Who was the dead man meeting?
This was a fun read and for me a page turner.
I enjoyed spending time with these characters and solving
the murder with Candy. Best of all, the plot will keep you
guessing. So if you like your mystery with a touch of
Halloween spookiness, then this is one book you should read.