Image of No Farm, No Foul (Farmer's Daughter Mystery)


Image of No Farm, No Foul (Farmer's Daughter Mystery)

With witty and personable writing, Cochran’s new series is off to a great start! Shelby McDonald proves a charming and relatable protagonist as a single mom, farmer and blogger with the usual problems of her teenager’s angst and mildew on the lettuce. The “dear reader” asides add just the right amount of snarky humor to give a bit of edge to the homespun setting. Three romantic possibilities provides another reason to anticipate future books in the series. The mystery is well played and well plotted, and while perhaps a bit predictable, has several unexpected twists to keep armchair sleuths guessing.

Popular lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald is enjoying the church fundraiser on her Love Blossom Farm … until the minister’s wife turns up murdered in Shelby’s mudroom. When her best friend Kelly worries that her fiancé might become the prime suspect if certain information became public knowledge, Shelby sets out to figure out the killer on her own. Soon, she has a whole crop of suspects — and someone doesn’t want her to harvest the truth. (BERKLEY, Sep., 304 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Carrie Townsend