Regular price: $13.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Former lawyer Nicole Fitzhenry-Dawes has packed up her life in Washington, D.C., to move to the tourist town of Fair Haven, Michigan, and take over the maple syrup business she inherited from her uncle. But trouble seems to find Nicole wherever she goes. 

Caught in a snow storm on her way into town, she hits what she thinks is a deer. It turns out to be the manager of the local animal shelter, and the collision isn't the primary cause of death. 

Feeling guilty anyway, Nicole convinces the interim police chief to allow her to help with the case, even though she's also busy trying to settle in to her new role as owner of Sugarwood and figure out her unusual friendship with the county medical examiner. 

As Nicole closes in on being able to put the killer behind bars, will she manage to find the evidence she needs before the murderer puts her in a cage - or a body bag instead?

©2016 Emily James (P)2018 Tantor

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite Author

Emily James has again written an excellent book. She has now become my favorite mystery writer taking Sue Grafton's place.
Many times in a book you are quietly hoping something doesn't happen and it always does . With Emily James that is not the case.Her surprises are fair and in touch with her characters . I read a Sticky Inheritance and enjoyed it so much. I couldn't wait to hear Bush whacked and I just finished it. It was great. I do have one little problem with the story that if it was in my power I would go to Michigan and set a certain couple straight. I can't wait to start the next book in this series. Andrea Emmes has also become my favorite Narrator displacing Judy Kaye.Her talent makes listening to audio books so enjoyable.I listen to a lot of audio books and I am not always impressed by the narrator , but with Andrea Emmes I am never disappointed.I think Emily James and Andrea Emmes are a winning combination and I highly recommend This book as well as A Sticky Inheritance.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyed This Cozy

But you're killing me with the relationship fiasco. It has been obvious since the first book what is going on but hard to believe it never came out in all those months of talking. How long until the next one?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 05-26-18

No more

The lead character is incredibly annoying awkward and stupid. The plot of the story is ok but I can't get passed the lead character. I will not continue this series

0 of 2 people found this review helpful