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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling authors Gin Jones and Elizabeth Ashby comes "fresh" new mystery.... 

Labor Day weekend starts with a bang in Danger Cove when a dead body is found in the orchard of Maria Dolores' mentor and maybe-boyfriend, Merle! 

While it's clear the murder took place long ago, the police are still keeping Merle tied up, leaving Maria on her own to run the local farmers' market. She's prepared for the petty squabbles, disorganized vendors, and even a rowdy group of costumed pirates - it comes with the territory. But she isn't prepared for the fresh body found in an isolated corner of the market! 

Maria would like to leave the investigation to the local homicide detective, but he's stretched thin with two separate murders, and her nemesis - the farmer who lost out to her for the manager's job - is demanding quick answers or else. 

With a nearly endless array of suspects, since the victim had upset just about everyone at the market, Maria has her work cut out for her! Can she prevent another murder in the market...or will she end up the next victim? 

The Danger Cove series: 

Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery) 

Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) 

Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) 

Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) 

Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery) 

Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery) 

Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) 

A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection) 

Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) 

Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)

A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery) 

Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) 

Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) 

Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) 

A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)

A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)

Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)

A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery) 

©2017 Gin Jones (P)2018 Gin Jones

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Farmers market antics

A fun cozy mystery. The vendors are a challenge. Some exciting moments. Kept me entertained. Thanks to the publisher/author for providing a copy via Audiobooks Unleashed. Delightful listening.

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The town name does need to change, as well as some new venders for the market, instead of dead bodies. Cute. Given audio for my voluntary review

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Annother Who Done It.

It’s time for the farmers market to run again. A couple of new vendors are on tab with tea and toys available. Then the local wood carver is killed and the police are working on the body fond in the orchard. Great series but flat performance.

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  • 03-25-21

Another death at the farmers market

I enjoyed this book. The Danger cover series is made up by several different author's writing stories all based in one place, so you get a lot of other character names and shops mentioned that (If like me you have read other book) you will recognize. The books are all stand alone books and because they are written by different author's you don't need to read or listen to them in order. I enjoyed this book because of the characters, who with all there little quirks make up this fun mystery. There is a lot going on to give you the idea of a busy farmers market but this means there is also a lot of characters to keep track of. The mystery was interesting with plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.
Maria Dolores is trying to expand the farmer's market but with her boy friend busy trying to prove that he had nothing to do with the bones just discovered in his orchard, she is having to keep on top of all the demands the stall owners have. Breaking up fights or checking that everything for sale is grown or made locally, soon becomes the least of her worries when a dead body is found. The police have there hands full running to two investigation, can Maria help find the killer before the police decide to shut down the market?
The narrator was good but there wasn't that much variation in her tone, unless she was voicing Casey, Maria assistant.
I was given this free review copy audiobook from audiobooksunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.