is apple harvest time and Meg Corey and her orchard manager,
Bree, are busy with their Jamaican crew, making sure they
are picking all the ripe apples. Recently engaged, Meg has
no time to plan a wedding or even think of anything --- except
apples. So it comes as a surprise that so much construction
is going on in the small town of Granford, Massachusetts.
The Historical Society is digging out a basement to house
artifacts and all the documents that are scattered around
town. The are finally going to get indoor plumbing and heat.
The project should only take a few days, and Seth Chapin,
Meg's fiance, is making sure it will come in on time and budget.
They didn't take into account the skull that is found by high
school boy scout - Jeffrey Green. He is on-site to earn some
vital badges. Police Chief Art Preston declares the area a
crime scene because all unexplained deaths must be investigated.
the skull is over 200 years old, the site is released and
work continues. Jeffrey spends as much time on site as possible.
He is really getting into finding out about the dead guy.
That night, a body is found behind the local feed store. The
person that found the body is Jeffrey Green. While the police
have not declared him a prime suspect, Jeffrey is a person
to look into this murder. Jeffrey's family is not very supportive,
and he can use help from Meg and Seth. Meg had better be very
careful solving this murder, because you never know which
apple has the worm.
to ponder: Who was buried under the Historical Society Building?
What was Jeffrey Green doing at the feed store --- after hours?
Is Rick's concern for his nephew politically motivated?
again, Sheila Connolly has delivered another scrumptious read.
This eighth book in the Orchard Mystery series is as crisp
as the first. The mystery is cleverly plotted and soon had
me turning those pages. The author has provided some yummy
recipes including one for Apple Cream Pie. Cozy mystery lovers
will eat up this delightful read. So, if you like your mystery
to taste like a beautiful fall day, then you should be reading
Picked to Die.
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Reviews of other titles in this series
Bad Apple #1
to Die #8
Gala Event #9