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Farmed and Dangerous (Local Foods Mystery #3) (Hardcover)

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Snow is piling up in Westbury, Massachusetts, and Cam Flaherty’s organic farm has managed to survive the harsh New England winter. Unfortunately murder seems to be the crop in season…

Cam is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one. Her sometimes rocky relationship with Chef Jake Ericsson is in a deep freeze, she’s struggling to provide the promised amount of food to the subscribers in her first winter CSA, and her new greenhouse might just collapse from the weight of the snow. Supplying fresh ingredients for a dinner at the local assisted living facility seems like the least of her worries—until one of the elderly residents dies after eating some of her produce.

Cantankerous Bev Montgomery had a lot of enemies, from an unscrupulous real estate developer who coveted her land to an aggrieved care provider fed up with her verbal abuse. But while the motives in this case may be plentiful, the trail of poisoned produce leads straight back to Cam. Not even her budding romance with police detective Pete Pappas will keep him from investigating her.

As the suspects gather, a blizzard buries the scene of the crime under a blanket of snow, leaving Cam stranded in the dark with a killer who gives new meaning to the phrase "dead of winter."

About the Author

Edith Maxwell is a former farmer of a certified organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. An Agatha-nominated and Amazon-bestselling author, she also writes award-winning short crime fiction which has appeared in a number of juried anthologies. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts, where she's currently working on her next Local Foods mystery when she isn't out gardening.

Praise For…



"There are plenty of farming-based cozies on the market today, but this one stands out."

"Engaging…On top of the intriguing whodunit plot, Maxwell vividly portrays life on a small contemporary farm."
Publishers Weekly

"A most enjoyable look at organic farming with some charming characters and cooking suggestions thrown in."
Kirkus Reviews


"Absorbing…Builds to an exciting climax."
Publishers Weekly

"Another topically relevant cozy debut."
Library Journal

"With an insider’s look at organic farming and a loyal, persistent heroine, Maxwell offers a series that cozy mystery fans will root for."
—Lucy Burdette, author of Death in Four Courses
Product Details
ISBN: 9780758284679
ISBN-10: 0758284675
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Local Foods Mystery