Wednesday, March 10, 2010

RED DELICIOUS DEATH by Shelia Connolly (Berkley)

In her third outing, downsized banker Meg Corey is feeling almost at home in her new hometown. She's learning to be an apple farmer, dating a great guy, and working to restore her inherited farmhouse. When her best friend from Boston asks her to help a couple of young chefs find a building suitable for a restaurant, Meg agrees, never thinking she'd soon be facing a contentious town official, a time-consuming search, and a body found face down in a pig wallow.

Meg is a smart, savvy woman who's working hard to fit into her new community—just the kind of protagonist I look for in today's traditional mystery. I look forward to more trips to Granford, Massachusetts!


Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

I truly enjoy this series. Sheila writes a strong protagonist. And I love the cover! Isn't it fun? Thanks for introducing others to it.

~Avery Aames

Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

This is for Molly. I was just reading Julie Hyzy's blog about her tour, saw your dog was named Rags. I had to tell you that the Ragdoll cat in my new Cheese Shop series is named Rags (not imaginative for a Ragdoll) but the cutest name ever! -- next to Max, which is the name for my own little mutt.}

Msmstry said...

Before I bought my dog, I showed my husband a photo of a Lhasa Apso. His first comment was, "That looks just like a ragmop!" So, the name was set.

And I'm looking forward to your Cheese Shop series. I read that it was coming in inSinC.

Sheila Connolly said...

Thank you for your kind words, Avery, uh, Daryl.

And Molly--how do you know Judy Schachner? I used to live a couple of houses down the street from her in Swarthmore (and when she was writing with Donna Jo Napoli, Donna lived a block further). Small world!

And I lived in Raleigh when I first married. Then Durham for a few months. Haven't been back in a while, though.

Msmstry said...

I've escorted Judy a couple of times when she was in North Carolina. She's a hoot!

And, yes, it's a small world that seems to get smaller as I age!