Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Charlotte goes from penthouse to produce when she inherits a farm from her late uncle. Her goal is to spend only the time necessary that it takes to fix up the place and ready it for selling, but little does she know that it won’t be an easy job. Her neighbors claim to be the rightful heirs and have been sabotaging the farm at night. To make matters worse, when she’s just barely arrived they discover a mysterious stranger dead among the tomatoes. Determined to find the truth, Charlotte dives into the case, uncovers shocking family secrets, a longtime family feud, and a possible connection to the victim.
This stunning debut has it all: murder, sabotage, a feud, secrets, gossip, and a sleuthing pig. This story feels like stepping into a magical place with lovely animal companions that brighten up the tone. You’ll meet Horse the pig, a soccer-playing horse, and Mrs. Robinson the ladybug, who give the farm a flare of magic and whimsy that makes it come to life. The animals have as much personality as the people and play key roles in the mystery. The other important characters are her two best friends who are her constant support system while she’s thrown into the mystery and working to gain the respect of the farmworkers, including the handsome Farmer Brown. Elle Brooke White breathes new life into cozy mysteries in Dead on the Vine, with a unique voice, an organic setting, and a delicious mystery you’ll want seconds of.
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|Author||Elle Brooke White|
|Page Count||336 pages|
|Publisher||Crooked Lane Books|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|