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Farmed and Dangerous
by Edith Maxwell


Farmed and Dangerous
(Local Foods Mystery)

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: Kensington (May 26, 2015)
• ISBN-13: 978-0758284679



Snow is piling up in Westbury, Massachusetts, and Cam Flaherty’s organic farm has managed to survive the harsh New England winter. Unfortunately murder seems to be the crop in season…

Cam is finding the New Year just as hectic as the old one. Her sometimes rocky relationship with Chef Jake Ericsson is in a deep freeze, she’s struggling to provide the promised amount of food to the subscribers in her first winter CSA, and her new greenhouse might just collapse from the weight of the snow. Supplying fresh ingredients for a dinner at the local assisted living facility seems like the least of her worries—until one of the elderly residents dies after eating some of her produce.

Cantankerous Bev Montgomery had a lot of enemies, from an unscrupulous real estate developer who coveted her land to an aggrieved care provider fed up with her verbal abuse. But while the motives in this case may be plentiful, the trail of poisoned produce leads straight back to Cam. Not even her budding romance with police detective Pete Pappas will keep him from investigating her.

As the suspects gather, a blizzard buries the scene of the crime under a blanket of snow, leaving Cam stranded in the dark with a killer who gives new meaning to the phrase “dead of winter.”


My thoughts:

I have not read the other books in this series but I am about to get them.  Farmed and Dangerous can easily be read without reading the first two books in the series.

What a fabulous book.  Cameron is on a date with Detective Pete Pappas when he gets called to a death at Moran Manor. Beverly Montgomery is dead and she was not a great person.  Cameron has had issues with her and is now a suspect.  To clear her name she starts to investigate when Miss Lacey, who also lives at Moran Manor, dies.

There are so many twists to keep you guessing along with a little romance and some veggies ;).   A great story I would read again and again.  Now to get the first two books.
About This Author


  • EDITH MAXWELL is a former farmer of a certified organic farm, holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Stone Cold, Fish Nets, Burning Bridges, Thin Ice, Riptide, and The Larcom Review. She lives with her beau and three cats in Massachusetts, where she’s currently working on her next Local Foods mystery when she isn’t out gardening. Readers can visit her website at



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  • Sue Farrell

    Blizzards can always add some suspense to a mystery—and I love the can sitting in the window watching the snow.

  • Ruth Lyons Mazur

    This will be my first book by Edith Maxwell, but I look forward to reading it. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and I enjoy reading books set in my home state. I was looking forward to spending some time there this summer, but I’m having surgery for breast cancer in 2 weeks and I’m not going to be doing any traveling. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It will help me get through some very difficult days.

  • Jen

    Farmed and Dangerous sounds like a perfect book for me. Thank you for the review. I will check out the other books in this series. 🙂

  • Jessica Snow

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt. I also love the cover. I like the kitty sitting looking outside the window.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)