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In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup—especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse. But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer…
Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn’t stuck in the past. She’s starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Lemieux—and when a saboteur starts targeting supporters, everyone suspects Frank.
But it turns out they’re barking up the wrong tree when Dani finds Frank murdered in his own sugarhouse. As the sabotage continues, she realizes that Frank was framed. With the help of her family, and a handsome official from the Fish and Game Department, Dani must catch the killer before another syrup maker kicks the bucket.
Maple Mayhem is the second installment of a relatively new cozy series. I have to say the first one, Drizzled With Death, made me laugh our loud and wait anxiously for the next book. This one delivers again, with both laughter and a fun filled mystery. Set in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, maple syrup is a way of life for the citizens of this small town. Dani Greene is a fourth-generation syrup maker with ideas to help all of the syrup producers.
Dani starts a new agricultural cooperative to reduce costs for everyone. Most are on board with the exception of Frank Lemieux – an off the grid hard man. Dani finds herself and the others dealing with a saboteur. She needs answers to keep her idea from being dead in the water before it ever gets started. All roads lead back to Frank. That is until Dani finds Frank dead. Dani, her family, best friend and boyfriend search for answers. And justice.
All of the characters in the Sugar Grove series are beyond entertaining. Ms Crockett has developed characters that keep you laughing, rooting for them and wanting more. Her writing style is entertaining and easy to read. I love this series and can not wait for the next installment and the next and the next. I would recommend this book to any and all cozy lovers. Also to anyone that enjoys a fun and entertaining read and anyone that likes a good mystery. The only thing wrong with this book is that it is over. This is one truly entertaining cozy series. READ IT SOON!