A Beeline to Murder
(A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery)
New Cozy Mystery Series
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
From peacekeeper to beekeeper…
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 protégé, 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…
About The Author –
Meera Lester is the author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and the proprietress of the real Henny Penny Farmette, located in the San Francisco Bay area in Concord, California. Meera co-founded Writers Connection, a Bay Area organization of writers and publishing professional. Readers can visit her blog at hennypennyfarmette.com.
To me there is nothing better than sitting down and reading a good book. I love the places they take you. That is why I loved Beeline to Murder. It was a very well written book and took me to Las Flores.
Abby moved to a farmette after leaving her job as a police officer. She raised bees, chickens and heirloom vegetables on her farm. Because of her police background she still helps the DA’s office with investigations from time to time. She keeps herself quite busy. She was hired to find out what happened to Chef Jean-Louis Bonheur as he was found dead in his kitchen. I liked how the story ended and think you will enjoy it too!