It’s a cozy murder in A Tine To Live, A Tine To Die

A Tine to Live, A Tine to DieIt was the most important harvest day for Cameron Flaherty’s organic farm-share program as thirty customers were coming to pick up their produce, but everything was almost ruined when Cam discovers her farmhand, Mike, had bought some pesticide. Lucky for Cam, he hadn’t used it on the plants, but it was the last straw for Mike and she fired him on the spot. Cam is taking a big chance on the farm and can’t afford any bad publicity, however something worse is about to happen. Mike ends up murdered on her farm with her pitchfork, and she’s the prime suspect.

The local police investigation stalls leaving Cam dangling with the guilt hanging over her head. Unable to wait any longer, she decides to solve the murder on her own. Though the community is small there are a multitude of eccentrics and possible suspects including a Viking princess look alike, a Swedish chef with his eyes on Cam, and a competing farmer who would like to take Cam’s customers.

Cam is running out of time, though it’s not the police she has to worry about because the killer is not done, and Cam might be the next victim. A Tine To Live, A Tine To Die by Edith Maxwell is a new cozy mystery that is the first book in the series, A Local Foods Mystery. This light mystery is about both the investigation and Cam’s new and old friendships in the small New England community.


Christina Callison has been blogging about books for the library’s website since 2006. She has read hundreds of books that include mysteries, fantasies, horror, thrillers, non-fiction, general fiction, and some science fiction. She continues with her goal of finding new books and authors to recommend.