Greene thought her idea of a maple cooperative would be a
good thing for all the people involved in maple syrup production.
They would buy supplies as a group and that would save them
money. This would be good for those families teetering on
the brink of losing their businesses. Everyone agreed to the
state inspection required to join. Everyone….except
Frank Lemieux. He didn’t like the government in any
form getting into his business.
things started to happen. Dani’s car was vandalized,
several high producing maple trees were debarked and left
to die, a child was threatened with a gun, and threatening
notes were left. All the people involved were joining the
co-op. They all think Frank Lemieux is responsible for all
the strange happenings in Sugar Grove, NH. After Tansy Pringle
is threatened, Dani heads for Frank’s place. He doesn’t
answer the door. Dani sees smoke coming from his sugarhouse
and goes to investigate. She goes inside and it is extremely
hot. Then she trips over Frank’s body. His head is bashed
in and he is dead. Dani had better be very careful finding
this murderer – she could end up tapped out.
to ponder: Who vandalized Dani’s car? Why does Frank
have it in for Kenneth? Who pushed Dani during the game of
hide ‘n’ seek? Why was Bob Sterling leaving Frank’s
place in such a hurry?
spending time with Dani and her family. They are a loving
bunch and only want the best for each other. This was another
winner read. The author provided more than enough suspects.
I liked eliminating them one by one. It was a page turner
of a read for me. I read it quickly and had a hard time putting
it down. I needed to find out whodunit. The story was well-plotted
and provided enough twists and turns for a roller coaster.
The author thoughtfully provided some mouth-watering recipes.
So if you like your mystery with a stack of pancakes, then
you should be reading Maple Mayhem.