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A beeline to murder

by Lester, Meera,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC LESTER Meera
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Mystery
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F LES
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F LES
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction MYS LESTE
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  MYS LESTE
Sewickley Public Library Fiction M LES
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Collection  Fiction
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Monroeville Public Library Mystery CHECKED OUT
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Mystery Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Mystery Fiction
"After an injury forced her to leave the police department, Abigail Mackenzie started a second career as a farmer. Raising chickens, harvesting honey from her bee colony, and growing heirloom vegetables on her farmette in the beautiful Bay Area town of Las Flores, Abby has embraced all the benefits of a peaceful life. But when she attempts to deliver her trademark honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur and finds him dead in his shop, her old investigative instincts kick in. After the coroner rules the death a suicide, the chef s handsome French-Canadian brother insists on hiring Abby to find out who really killed Jean-Louis. With the patience of a farmer and the industriousness of a bee, Abby sorts through a swarm of suspects, including the chef s landlord, his protege, an eccentric homeless woman, loan sharks, and a brawny biker. But as she closes in on the truth, she ll need more than her beekeeper suit to protect her from a killer s sting Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!"
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Farming tips and murder vie for the reader's attention in Lester's appealing, though flawed, debut cozy, set in the California wine country town of Las Flores. When cop-turned-farmer Abigail "Abby" Mackenzie tries to deliver a jar of honey to pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur, she finds him dead on his kitchen floor. Abby's friend, police officer Katerina Petrovsky, welcomes her assistance in the ensuing investigation, but when the coroner rules that Jean-Louis killed himself, his distraught brother, Philippe, hires Abby to prove otherwise. Abby finds plenty of potential suspects and motives, but she is caught by surprise when the victim's dog, Sugar, saves her from a brutal attack. Too many characters and Abby's struggles to run a thriving farmette distract, but it's the occasional plot hole, such as a highly questionable method of suicide, that truly makes this first novel less successful than it could have been. Recipes, including one for doggy treats, appear throughout. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott-Notch Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Lester, Meera. Henny Penny Farmette mystery.
#1 - A Beeline to murder
#2 - The Murder of a queen bee
#3 - A Hive of homicides
Subjects Beekeepers -- Fiction.
Women farmers -- Fiction.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First Kensington hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 294 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 161773909X
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