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Put Out to Pasture: 05/01/22

Put Out to Pasture

Put Out to Pasture by Amanda Flower and Rachel Dulude (narrator) is the second Farm to Table mystery. Shiloh is hosting a Fall Daze festival at Bellamy Farm. At the end of the day the local beekeeper's body is found by a scarecrow. She was strangled with Kristy's favorite scarf, making her the prime suspect.

Meanwhile, Shiloh has a new neighbor, a man who has bought the other half of the family farm. He has the same goals as Kristy: to farm organic and to have a cherry orchard. Is he a potential ally or a threat to her plans?

The mystery itself brings to light a shady past for Minnie. A lot of her misdeeds seem to be there to justify her murder. It also opens up for a cast of unknown people with motive to kill her.

Because I read dozens of mysteries every year, I recognized that this book was following in a trend that started about three years ago. When a certain character was first introduced I fingered them for the murderer. The why exactly ended up being the big question for me. Of course in the meantime there are plenty of other plausible red herrings for Shiloh to investigate.

As of writing this review there's no announced third book. I'm hoping there is a new one down the line. I will certainly continue reading if more are written.

Four stars

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