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Review: Dead on the Vine

Title: Dead on the Vine

Series: Finn Family Farm Mystery #1

Author: Elle Brooke White

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit the family's produce farm--much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm's fallow furrows--but Charlotte's sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through...with a pitchfork?Now, Charlotte is stuck with running the farm in the midst of a murder investigation. Charlotte's knowledge of farming is smaller than her bank balance, so she relies on caretakers Joe and Alice Wong and their farmhands. Can she trust them? She doesn't know them. There's also farmer Samuel Brown, who still carries a childhood grudge. But the case gets personal when Charlotte learns that the victim might have been her own kin--and seeds of suspicion grow into a fertile field of suspects.Charlotte turns to the farm's baby pig to help root out the killer. Soon, the goats, geese, and horse join in, but will Charlotte harvest a murderer--or buy the farm?

My Review: This was a really fun whimsical mystery. It reminded me a little of an adult version of Charlottes web with a really good mystery woven in. I always love stories of people coming from a big city to a small town and this was a great version of that. I loved the characters, the setting and I thought the mystery was very well done. I would recommend this lovely cozy mystery.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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