Deadly RowDeadly Row to Hoe by Cricket McRae is the seventh book in the “Home Crafting” mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, November 2012

Harvest time in Cadyville, Washington, finds Sophie Mae Ambrose volunteering at the local organic farm—and trying to make a little sprout of her own with Barr, her police detective husband. A dead body found in the farm’s compost heap is enough to cast dark clouds over Sophie Mae’s sunny mood, and when Barr’s boss lets her know they need help identifying the body, a reluctant Sophie Mae presses her network of friends and neighbors into action. When a farmhand is found unconscious with a shovel-shaped bump on his head, Sophie Mae turns up the heat on their crop of suspects. If she and Barr don’t root out the killer, it’s only a matter of time before another victim is squashed.

This is a great read where the unexpected happens and Sophie Mae is helping the police in their efforts to nab a killer. The author did a good job in this page turning mystery that was hard to put down. As always, I adore this lovable cast of characters and I look forward to more adventures in Cadyville, Washington in this pleasantly appealing series.

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