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…
Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!
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
My review: A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester (Henny Penny Farmette Mystery )
This is a new series. It is a cozy murder mystery. Lots of drama, romance, action and suspects. Has humor, recipes, help farming hints, lots of food and picking the wine to go with it. Too me I would rather have the recipes and extra information in the back of the book instead of in the end of chapter it was mentioned in.
Abigail Mackenzie used to be a cop before a injury that ended her career. Now she is raising chickens, harvesting honey on a small farm. She is a hard worker trying to make her farm going.
She does some investigating on the side for the DA.
Abigail is taking her lavender honey to local chef Jean-Louis Bonheur. When she gets there things are burning, back door was open and she she finds him dead. Lots of questions are asked by the scene.
Abigail is asked by Jean-Louis's brother Philippe Bonheur to keep investigating after police close the case fast saying it was sucide. Philippe speaks French and is handsome. He wants to find his brother's killer.
I like all the information about the honey and different blossoms made the honey change color and flavor. Lots of bee information made the story fleshed out.
Part of the mystery I figured out early but not all of the twists.
I would like to see more books in this series and see where the characters go to next.
I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Kensington. In return I agreed to give a honest review of A Beeline to Murder.
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