Title: Seeds of Deception
Author: Sheila Connolly
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
“The New York Times bestselling author of A Gala Event returns with newlyweds Meg and Seth Chapin who should be worried about writing thank you notes, not taking a juicy bite out of crime…
With the bushels of time they spent organizing their wedding, Meg and Seth didn’t have a chance to plan a honeymoon. But now that winter has arrived, there’s not much to do at the orchard. So with their shared love of history and all things apple, they pick Thomas Jefferson’s orchards at Monticello as the perfect getaway.
While they enjoy the beautiful sights, there’s a rotten addition to the agenda when Meg’s parents discover their handyman dead in the backyard. With a bitter police chief eyeing Meg’s father as a suspect, Meg and Seth have to cut their honeymoon short to find the root of the problem.”
We all know that cozy mysteries is one of my favourite genres to read. Unfortunately this one fell short of being really good.
Now to be fair, I’m not sure if its because this is the tenth book in the Orchard Mystery series, and my first time reading one. So maybe coming in the middle of it all wasn’t the greatest idea.
It had all the components of a great cozy mystery I will give it that. The small town feel, the scenary, everything I generally like. However for me the characters just were not up to what I usually like. It was more the dialogue than anything. I can’t imagine anyone talking the way the characters talk. Again, this could be because I jumped into the middle of the series. There was absolutely nothing bad about the authors writing.