Karen MacInerney has a Triple Hit with her Dewberry Farm Mysteries
You quickly meet the heroine of the story, Lucy Resnick who went from Investigative Reporter for the Houston Chronical to Homesteading the farm that had been formerly owned by her Grandparents and she bought back 6 months before the start of the story.
Between finding out the woman who sold her the farm had kept the mineral rights and was planning to drill for oil and then finding the same woman dead at the Founder's Day festival Lucy is not having a great start to farm life. Add to that the town Sheriff who is related to the dead woman accusing her of the murder and Lucy has to put her Investigative Reporter skills to good work and discover the real murderer before she ends up in jail.
I love every twist and turn in this book. The escapee cow, the hunky Veterinarian who helps her and her friends who back her up. this book is fun and fast paced. I honestly was surprised at who the true killer turns out to be. Normally I have it figured by the 3rd chapter, but this one kept me guessing.
My reason for reading books one and two so quick was "Deadly Brew" was coming this week and I had to catch up! And book 3 sure did not disappoint me at all! Karen MacInerney sure hit a trifecta of great intrigue, new characters and not just the murders but a mystery animal mauling and killing livestock. Add in an exotic animal farm with shady owners and a Honey Mead Brewery all before Halloween and once again you have a recipe for murder and a bit of mayhem.