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Review: Rhubarb Pie Before you Die


Title: Rhubarb Pie Before you Die

Series: A Garlic Farm Mystery #2

Author: Gin Jones

Release Date: December 22, 2020

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Mabel’s hope of finding an enthusiastic farmer to buy Stinkin’ Stuff Farm is dying a little bit every day. So far, all she’s found are double-dealing developers. But after a heated dispute over grass clippings with an obsessive local rhubarb breeder, she discovers something even more distressing—the breeder in question undisputedly dead in his greenhouse. . . .


Uncomfortably aware that she might be a prime suspect, Mabel stops digging in the dirt long enough to dig up more information about the dead man, and anyone else he might have argued with. The list is longer than she imagined, and includes a persnickety neighbor and a rival rhubarb breeder. With all the ingredients for a homegrown mystery, Mabel must unearth a killer—before the next plot to be dug is her grave. . . .


My Review: I was pretty excited to read this one because the premise sounds very interesting. The book turned out to be a bit repetitive and I just really couldn't connect with the main character. I do think that she served as a unique heroine for a cozy mystery being a rather complex antisocial character. I think the mystery was well done though and the writing was good, other than the reptitiveness of the story. Here's hoping the next book is better!


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