A honey of a crime. . .
When Abigail Mackenzie left the police force to become a farmer and beekeeper in beautiful Las Flores, California, she thought her days of criminal investigation were behind her . . .
Her present life is mostly filled with hard work and happy occasions, including the upcoming event with her friend Paola, a truffle maker, who's renewing her vows with her husband Jake, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery. Abby is delighted to provide her trademark lavender honey for the occasion.
But after the ceremony, the guests of honor are nowhere to be found. When Abby goes looking for them, she hears a gunshot and discovers Jake dead in his car and Paola injured beside him.
Who was the intended target? Jake had a reputation as a busy bee with the ladies. Is it possible that one of his flings, stung by rejection, took revenge? Or could it be sour grapes with one of his colleagues at the winery? If Paola was meant to be the victim, Abby needs to protect her as she searches for the shooter.
When a second murder occurs, it's up to Abby to crush the clues—before the killer gets her over a barrel . . .
Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!
Praise for the Henny Penny Farmette Mysteries!
The Murder Of A Queen Bee
“Framed with details of beekeeping, herb growing, and living and working on a small farm in California, this charming cozy also includes well-drawn, engaging characters and a promising new romance for Abby.” —Booklist
“Long on romance, sweet tips, and honey recipes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lester ticks all the boxes . . . This one is for lovers of cozy mysteries that are heavy on the cozy.” —Publishers Weekly
A Beeline To Murder
“A mystery featuring a lady cop turned farmer who can't help digging up clues? What fun!”
“Beekeeping and garden tips, yummy recipes, and a darling dog named Sugar give this honey of a debut a special flavor that will leave readers buzzing happily.”
“This fun cozy mystery brings a triple treat: a California wine country setting, a touch of romance with a handsome Frenchman, and country hints and recipes from the writer's own farmette.” —Rhys Bowen
“Lester’s novel is a fun read with some eccentric and intriguing characters who all seem equally likely to be capable of committing a gruesome murder.”
—RT Book Reviews
“Don’t miss this charming cozy series. A treat!”—Hudson Valley News