Cam’s Gardening Tips: a Fan Club!

Cam Flaherty here. Guess what I found out today? I have a fan club!Is your garden an interesting mystery (1)

I hope you’ll stop by my author’s group blog today and see what some other New England authors think of me. They created the fan club to celebrate yesterday’s release of the second book I’m in, ‘Til Dirt Do Us Part.

In gardening news, right now we’re all about mulch. Things are really starting to grow, and that means weeds, invasive ground cover, last years tree seeds right along with the vegetable seedlings. So pull them up, lay down a heavy layer of newspaper or cardboard, and then cover that with finished compost, salt marsh hay, or even organic wood chips. The top layer is to make it look nice and not let the paper blow away.

And here’s a description of the new book. What do you think?

Til Dirt do us Part CoverThe produce is local–and so is the crime–when long-simmering tensions lead to murder following a festive dinner on Cam Flaherty’s farm. It’ll take a sleuth who knows the lay of the land to catch this killer. But no one ever said Cam wasn’t willing to get her hands dirty…

Autumn has descended on Westbury, Massachusetts, but the mood at the Farm-to-Table Dinner in Cam’s newly built barn is unseasonably chilly. Local entrepreneur Irene Burr made a lot of enemies with her plan to buy Westbury’s Old Town Hall and replace it with a textile museum–enough enemies to fill out a list of suspects when the wealthy widow turns up dead on a neighboring farm.

Even an amateur detective like Cam can figure out that one of the resident locavores went loco–at least temporarily–and settled a score with Irene. But which one? With the fall harvest upon her, Cam must sift through a bushelful of possible killers that includes Irene’s estranged stepson, her disgruntled auto mechanic, and a fellow CSA subscriber who seems suspiciously happy to have the dead woman out of the way. The closer she gets to weeding out the culprit, the more Cam feels like someone is out to cut her harvest short. But to keep her own body out of the compost pile, she’ll have to wrap this case up quickly.

 

 

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About Edith Maxwell

Agatha-nominated and national bestsetlling author Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mystery series (Kensington Publishing) and the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries (Midnight Ink). As Maddie Day she writes the Country Store Mysteries series and the new Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries (both from Kensington Publishing). Edith has also published award-winning short crime fiction. She lives north of Boston in an antique house with her beau and three cats.
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