Rhubarb Pie Before You Die
by Gin Jones
Published December 22nd 2020
Inheriting her late aunt’s Massachusetts farm is no gift for app developer Mabel Skinner, who is about to learn that even the best-grown garlic can’t ward off murderous intent…
Mabel’s hope of finding an enthusiastic farmer to buy Stinkin’ Stuff Farm is dying a little bit every day. So far, all she’s found are double-dealing developers. But after a heated dispute over grass clippings with an obsessive local rhubarb breeder, she discovers something even more distressing—the breeder in question undisputedly dead in his greenhouse. . . .
Uncomfortably aware that she might be a prime suspect, Mabel stops digging in the dirt long enough to dig up more information about the dead man, and anyone else he might have argued with. The list is longer than she imagined, and includes a persnickety neighbor and a rival rhubarb breeder. With all the ingredients for a homegrown mystery, Mabel must unearth a killer—before the next plot to be dug is her grave.
This is the second book in the A Garlic Farm mystery series by Gin Jones.
It is always nice to get back to a familiar cast of characters that really stood out to you in the past. This book was that for me. It was so good to see Mabel and her Stinkin’ Stuff Farms. I think the whole garlic farm thing was just too interesting to me in book one that it made it unforgettable.
There was a lot of back and forth in this one. Will she sell the farm, won’t she? Why isn’t her lawyer calling her back? I am just digging this series so much. Can’t wait for the next installment.
The mystery really kept my interest and the whole community aspect was spot on. I just love how all the characters just work together so smoothly.
If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.