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Crime and Cherry Pits

Amanda Flower



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Poisoned Pen Press
19 March 2024
Shiloh Bellamy's family farm has finally received an invitation to the National Cherry Festival. But when the annual cherry pit spitting competition finds the local drama professor taking his final bow, Shiloh has no choice but to solve Cherry Glen's latest myst-cherry.

Murder is the pits

Shiloh Bellamy can hardly believe it-for the first time in her family farm's seventy-year history, she has managed to score a highly-coveted booth at the Cherry Farm Market in Traverse City, Michigan. It's a huge win in her master plan to bring the rundown farm back to life... and the fact that her coup has sent her next-door neighbor and organic farming competitor into fits of jealousy doesn't hurt, either. But the festive atmosphere at the farm market takes a dark turn when a man entered in the famous cherry pit-spitting competition chokes and dies right in front of Shiloh, who is standing near the sidelines as a spectator.

When the death turns out to be more suspicious than a cherry pit down the wrong pipe, Shiloh finds herself under local law enforcement's microscope-she has developed something of a reputation for being unwittingly involved in local murders. And when they discover her cousin Stacey had been secretly dating the man in question-and that he was married to someone else-Shiloh begins to worry that everything she has worked so hard to accomplish with her family's farm is about to be taken away. It will take all her investigative skills, a tenuous friendship (or is it something more?) with the local sheriff, and some help from Shiloh's trusty pug, Huckleberry, to prove the cops are barking up the wrong cherry tree and put the real killer behind bars for good.

Imprint:   Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 121mm,  Spine: 20mm
ISBN:   9781728273051
ISBN 10:   1728273056
Series:   Farm to Table Mysteries
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

AMANDA FLOWER, a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author of over twenty cozy mystery novels, started her writing career in elementary school when she wrote a story that had her sixth grade class in stitches. In addition to being an author, Amanda has been a librarian for fifteen years and is starting an organic farm of her very own with her family in Northeast Ohio.

Reviews for Crime and Cherry Pits

"""A family feud and romantic difficulties are just minor problems for an organic cherry grower confronted by murder...A likable heroine once again proves her chops."" -- Kirkus Reviews"

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