Orchard

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326 ratings

One Bad Apple Publisher's Summary

There's a killer in the orchard and he's rotten to the core.

Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land - and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer - and save the orchard.

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  • Book 1

    • One Bad Apple

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land - and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow mystery-wise, narrator okay

    • By Debbie on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Rotten to the Core

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Spring has come to Meg Corey's apple orchard—and it's quickly becoming a killer season. Just as she's getting the hang of managing the two-hundred-year-old orchard she's inherited, the dead body of a local organic farming activist is found in her springhouse. And the only thing that's sprung is a murder accusation - against her...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you guessing right to the end.

    • By Doug Wilkie on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Red Delicious Death

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In this latest Orchard mystery, amateur sleuth Meg Corey takes a bite out of crime.... Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out of cooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using local foods - great news for city girl banker-turned orchard owner Meg Corey. Yet when one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in a farmer's pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. And Meg soon discovers they may have a locally grown killer on their hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By Melanie on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • A Killer Crop

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    After an English professor - and old friend of her mother - is found dead in a cider house, orchard owner Meg Corey starts to wonder: Could her own mother have committed murder?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mommy Dearest

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Bitter Harvest

    • Orchard, Book 5
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Now that Meg Corey's apples have been harvested and sold, she's enjoying some free time. But when the small but annoying mishaps plaguing her start turning sinister, Meg begins to worry that her first harvest may be her last.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter Intent

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Sour Apples

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Apple orchard owner Meg Corey is finally feeling settled into her new life in Granford - she's made friends, and her relationship with Seth Chapin is heating up - when her old Boston coworker Lauren Converse comes barreling into town, running the Congressional campaign for a former hometown football hero. But Meg doesn't have time to worry about why Seth seems reluctant to back Lauren's campaign when her neighbor, local dairy farmer Joyce Truesdell, is found dead from an apparent kick to the head from one of her cows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who Killed My Cow

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Golden Malicious

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    While orchard owner Meg Corey dreads the labor of manual irrigation to stave off a drought, her boyfriend, Seth, couldn't be more excited about doing historic renovation on one of Granford's oldest houses. Tagging along as he picks up supplies is supposed to give Meg a much-needed break, but the trip turns rotten when she almost trips over a dead body at an old sawmill's forest reserve. But the body isn't the only frightening discovery she makes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Judy M. Aderholdt on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Picked to Die

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    It's harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiancé, Seth, are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building - and, even worse, a young man related to one of Meg's former apple pickers is found dead behind the local feed store - the couple's carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still loving it

    • By Dawn on 04-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • A Gala Event

    • Orchard, Book 9
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    The fall harvest may be just about over, but orchard owner Meg Corey is busier than ever planning her wedding to Seth Chapin. Who knew picking apples would be less work than picking out rings and a dress? And even though the happy couple has invited most of Granford, Massachusetts, to the ceremony, they might have to make room for one more guest....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great new narrator!

    • By PennyRose on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 10

    • Seeds of Deception

    • Orchard Series, Book 10
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the last

    • By Beatrice on 11-19-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11

    • A Late Frost

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The usually quiet town of Granford is even drowsier during the colder months. But this year it's in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town. She's a dynamo who wants to make friends fast in her new home. Meg Corey is intrigued by the new arrival, who has already sold the town board on a new, fun way to bring in visitors during the off-season: WinterFare, which will feature local foods and crafts, as well as entertainment. Tragically, Monica falls ill and dies after the event in what looks like a case of food poisoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Author Does It Again!

    • By BarbC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 12

    • Nipped in the Bud

    • Orchard Series, Book 12
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Winter still has a firm stranglehold on the small town of Granford, and newly married orchard owner Meg Chapin is restless to begin her spring pruning and planting, while Seth busies himself with a new project of his own. But their relative peace is shattered when a gunshot breaks the winter silence, and they discover the body of a dead woman on their land. What's just as troubling is that the state police have hushed up the murder and are warning Meg not to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Background

    • By Michele Abington-Cooper on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $17.49