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Seeds of Deception
Orchard Mystery #10
Sheila Connolly

October 4, 2016/ ISBN 9780425275825
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth/Women Sleuth

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


Meg and Seth have just gotten married and have decided to treat themselves to a honeymoon. With little to no pre-planning, they quickly decide to take a road trip to tour Monticello and Bartram's Gardens. What starts off as a laid back and slow paced honeymoon takes a drastic turn when Meg receives a call from her mother saying that a body was found in their backyard when they returned home from the wedding. To make matters worse, the Chief of Police has Meg's father set to take the fall unless Meg does something about it.

I was first introduced to Shelia Connolly when reading her Relatively Dead series and I have many of her Orchard Mystery series books waiting in my to-be read pile, so I was pleasantly surprised to pick up this book to read. With that being said, this book showcased good writing. This is the tenth book in the series, so I felt I may need to go back and catch up completely on everything that has happened up to this point. However, I never felt lost during this story, and if I never picked up any of the first nine in the series, I would still know the general story line and be able to maneuver through the backstory. The beginning of the story was a bit slow for me, but once the happily married couple head off for their honeymoon, the story picks up and turns into quite the murder mystery.

Reviews of other titles in this series

One Bad Apple #1
Bitter Harvest #5
Sour Apples #6
Golden Malicious #7
Picked to Die #8

A Gala Event #9

Reviewer Notes: Also writes the Museum series, the Country Cork series and the Relatively Dead series.

Reviewed 2017