Will lucy find the killer in time? or will she be buttercup's next resident ghost?It's Halloween in Buttercup, Texas, and reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick is up to her ears in more than goats and wayward cows. Two witches, one haunted house. And minutes later, exotic game ranch owner Bug Wharton goes belly-up.
Deadly Brew Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 3 - Not only has her well dried up, but it turns out the old house Lucy recently moved to the farm has a reputation for spooks. And some of them are deadly.
Mistletoe Murder Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 4Gray Whale Press - It's beginning to look a lot like. And a sprig of mistletoe in his hair. When she's not selling her jams, soaps, and mistletoe bundles at the Buttercup Christmas Market, she's enjoying cozy evenings by the fire with her knitting group--or her handsome veterinarian boyfriend Tobias Brandt. Murder. It's christmastime, and farmer Lucy Resnick is living the life she's always dreamed of.
And that unless she wraps up the case fast, there might be more than one funeral this holiday season. Local sheriff rooster kocurek, never the brightest bulb on the string, is convinced it's an open-and-shut case--murder by jealous wife--but Lucy suspects otherwise. She soon discovers that Randy's life was more tangled than last year's Christmas lights.
Mistletoe Murder Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 4 - . But less than a week before christmas, a pall falls over the festive atmosphere when local man Randy Stone turns up with a knife in his back.
Fatal Frost Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 2Thomas & Mercer - Her new goats, keep making a break for the town square, her truck is dying, Hot Lips and Gidget, and her boyfriend’s gorgeous ex-wife is in town for the holidays. Lucy resnick’s nerves are as tight as a tea cozy. When the killer learns lucy’s on the trail, Lucy finds she needs more than her reporting skills to save her friend—she needs a Christmas miracle.
Lucy needs additional holiday stress like she needs a blow to the head—which she receives one night, courtesy of the mystery digger. When the dim-witted sheriff arrests one of Lucy’s best friends, the former reporter puts her own problems on the back burner and starts investigating. Worse, someone’s digging holes on her land…and uprooting her peach orchard and dewberry patch in the process.
Fatal Frost Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 2 - What she finds is a patchwork of clues—an injured puppy, a sapphire necklace gone missing, and a string of poison-pen letters—that draws her deep into a web of small-town secrets. Word travels fast in Buttercup.
Killer Jam Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 1Thomas & Mercer - Two days later, the woman who ordered the drilling, nettie kocurek, turns up dead at the Founders’ Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy’s jam jars beside her…and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect. Horrified, lucy begins to talk to nettie’s neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes she’s not the only one who had a beef with Nettie.
When houston reporter lucy resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick.
Killer Jam Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 1 - Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare? .
Dyeing Season Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 5Gray Whale Press - And that somebody may be taking advantage of the town's more vulnerable citizens. When a second body turns up, drowned in a vat of dye, the whole town is walking on eggshells. Will lucy find the killer in time?Or has dyeing season just begun? The eggs aren't the only things dyeing in Buttercup. It's springtime on dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy putting together her wares for the Easter Market.
She's just finished potting the last of her herb starts when a tornado rips through her farm, destroying her crops, scattering her livestock and tearing up the barn. As lucy searches for two kids lost in the storm, she makes a grisly discovery: her neighbor's home health aide, Eva, strangled with a hand-knitted scarf.
Dyeing Season Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 5 - While investigating the young woman's death, Lucy discovers that blood isn't always thicker than water.
Dead and Berried: A Gray Whale Inn Mystery The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 2Midnight Ink - This time, they're planning to wipe out a natural cranberry bog, along with the island's namesake berries, to build a luxury subdivision. Natalie barnes isn't sweet on the idea of commercial interests souring their cozy oasis, but the single innkeeper has other problems on her plate: a withering relationship with her best friend Charlene, the sudden appearance of her ex-fiancé with a tempting proposal, and eerie bumps in the night suggesting the Gray Whale Inn is haunted.
Worst of all, there's a killer on the loose, picking off people like ripe fruit. In this delicious follow-up to Murder on the Rocks, developers have returned to Cranberry Island. When charlene's lover–the handsome chaplain with a stake in the development– is stabbed to death, Natalie promises to find the murderer for her griefstricken friend, who's also the number-one suspect.
Murder on the Rocks: A Gray Whale Inn Mystery The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 1Midnight Ink - Worried about the birds, the inevitable transformation of the sleepy fishing community, and her livelihood, Natalie takes a public stand against the project. Now the police and much of the town think she's guilty. But the town board sides with Katz. The overbearing land developer plans to build a resort next door where an endangered colony of black-chinned terns is nesting.
. Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, Natalie finds Katz dead. Can natalie track down the true killer before she's hauled off to jail. Or becomes the next victim? Murder on the Rocks is an Agatha Award nominee. She adores whipping up buttery muffins and other rich breakfast treats for her guests until Bernard Katz checks in.
Murder on the Rocks: A Gray Whale Inn Mystery The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 1 - Trading in texas heat for maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island.
Murder Most Maine The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 3Midnight Ink - It's springtime on Cranberry Island — and love is in the air. The first is a skeleton walled up at the island's lighthouse. It seems like every woman has the hots for buff trainer Dirk De Leon. The mood on the island darkens when two grisly discoveries are made. He and his equally-gorgeous business partner, Vanessa Black, are leading a weight-loss retreat at the Gray Whale Inn — forcing innkeeper Natalie Barnes to lighten up her butter-laden breakfast menu.
Praise: "macinerney adds a dash of the supernatural, throws in some touristy tidbits and finishes with some tasty diet-right recipes. Publishers weekly “all thumbs up for Murder Most Maine, another in the engaging series of Cranberry Island mysteries. I'm ready to book a room at the gray whale inn!”—Susan Wittig Albert, bestselling author of Nightshade and other China Bayles Herbal Mysteries.
Murder Most Maine The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 3 - The second is a corpse of the fresh variety — the handsome dirk! could the spirit that once embodied the skeletal remains — perhaps the lighthouse keeper who disappeared a century ago — be responsible for Dirk's death? The police pin the blame on Natalie's boyfriend who — to her dismay — had a long-ago fling with Vanessa.
Karen macinerney writes with verve and vitality, and her Natalie Barnes is a Maine original. To find the true killer and ease her own aching heart, Natalie must untangle the knot of jealous girlfriends and spurned admirers that once surrounded the hunky trainer.
Berried to the Hilt The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 4Midnight Ink - It’s good news for natalie—and for the Gray Whale Inn—until a body turns up floating near the wreck. Natalie finds herself immersed in the world of pirates and sunken treasure, both past and present. When a lobsterman discovers a sunken ship, Cranberry Island is abuzz with excitement. Is the wreck the remains of the myra barton, the missing ship of island sea captain jonah Selfridge? Or the elusive Black Marguerite, which belonged to one of the most notorious pirates of the 17th century and vanished without a trace—except for the ghost ship that old-timers say roams the water on fog-shrouded nights? Soon the island is swarming with marine archaeologists and treasure hunters.
Will she solve the mystery and find the killer in time? or will natalie be the next to join the lost ship’s crew, down in Davy Jones’ locker? Praise: "The fourth in this pleasant cozy series highlights the glories of Maine, which this time include several recipes chock-full of cranberries. Kirkus reviews "the satisfying conclusion will whet the reader's appetite for Natalie's next adventure.
Berried to the Hilt The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 4 - Publishers weekly "macinerney is at her whimsical best in her fourth visit to the charming Gray Whale Inn on Cranberry Island, Maine. Mystery Scene.
Brush with Death The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 5Midnight Ink - When natalie finds fernand dead, seemingly the victim of suicide, she can’t believe someone who had so much joy and success in his life would kill himself. Finding clues at fernand’s home that support her suspicion of murder, Natalie’s hunt for answers places her next on the killer’s list. Will she be able to solve this murder masterpiece before it’s too late? Praise: "A welcome return to Maine's Cranberry Island and its sleuthing innkeeper, Natalie Barnes.
Library journal "the fifth Gray Whale adventure provides complex characters, stunning scenery and many recipes. Kirkus Reviews. For natalie barnes, the flurry of trendy artists setting up shop on Cranberry Island promises to be the perfect recipe for relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. But natalie’s good luck is turning out to be a stroke of misfortune for her niece, Gwen.
Brush with Death The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 5 - The local gallery’s new owner hates Gwen’s paintings, and her mentor Fernand is too distracted by a competing artist to help Gwen improve her style.
Whale of a Crime The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 7Gray Whale Press - Stir in a surprise visit from natalie’s quarrelsome sister, and a mysterious investor with nefarious plans, a sick orphan kitten, midnight kitchen sabotage, and Natalie’s got a recipe for disaster. Before long, the tour naturalist and Natalie’s friend Charlene’s beau is behind bars, charged with a murder Charlene swears he didn’t commit.
I'm ready to book a room at the Gray Whale Inn. Susan wittig albert, NYT bestselling author. But when the schooner’s handsome captain winds up attached to the vessel’s anchor, sixty feet underwater, the tour takes a dark turn. When a tour company books the gray whale inn for a full week, innkeeper Natalie Barnes can’t wait to get cooking — and to hitch a ride on the antique schooner Summer Breeze, getting up close and personal with the local whales.
Whale of a Crime The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book 7 - Humpback whales, handsome tour guides, scrumptious recipes. And murder.