Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry's nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield's macabre scarecrow - an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.
This accountant's gruesome death is only the first of many disturbing events in this normally pastoral corner of the world. While Harry tends her beloved grapes and sunflowers, a killer edges closer - as does Harry's protective menagerie of animals.
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I've loved the Mrs. Murphy series for a long time, but even my long attachment couldn't disguise how bad this book is. It was more of a manifesto than a murder mystery. By the time I turned it off (I couldn't finish it) I had forgotten who was murdered because it became such an afterthought in the story. The last few books have been leaning this way and it's such a disappointing end to what started as a cute whodunit series.
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