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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Bitter Harvest (Greenhouse Mystery, #2)

Bitter Harvest - Wendy Tyson

I like this series (all two of them so far).  It's cozy, but not insipid; the setting is interesting (if you like gardening/farming) without being a preachy sledgehammer.  The romance incidental...but could be a bit better.  There's discreet and then there's 'wait...did they or didn't they?'.

 

The town of Winsome is holding its first Octoberfest and Megan starts to question when the committee starts doing things contrary to the rules they themselves setup.  A dead body ups the ante.

 

The characters and setting are really well written and so is the mystery plot.  Complex, lots of clues that don't seem to connect to anything at all and an interesting sub-plot running along in the background.

 

It seems Tyson also writes thrillers and there's a hint of that vibe running through the story, giving it that slight edginess over most cozies.  I'm definitely on board for the next one.