Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Murder Most Fowl by Edith Maxwell


Title: Murder Most Fowl
Series: Local Foods Mystery #4
Author: Edith Maxwell

Goodreads Summary: Spring may be just around the corner, but a cold-blooded killer has put the big chill on the residents of Westbury, Massachusetts. It looks like organic farmer-turned-sleuth Cam Flaherty will have to set aside her seedlings for the time being as she tills the soil for clues in the mysterious death of a local poultry maven.

With the weather getting warmer, Cam should be spending her days pruning blueberry bushes and taking care of the new batch of chicks that just hatched. But murder knows no season. So when her fellow fowl-raiser Wayne Laitinen is found dead at his breakfast table one morning, Cam must put down her trimming shears and put on her crime-solving hat. 

The kind-hearted chicken farmer didn't have any enemies--or did he? A wealthy financier has been working hard to convince him to sell her his land, while a group of animal rights activists recently vandalized his property. Money troubles were threatening to sink his marriage. And a thirty-year-old scandal was driving a wedge between him and one of his oldest friends. 

Murder, blackmail, cover-ups. There's a fox in the hen house. But where? With some help from her off-again, on-again flame, police detective Pete Pappas, Cam will have to crack this case before Wayne's killer flies the coop forever. 

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I loved this book, but I had such a hard time getting into the story until about halfway through. It felt like it was following Cam's day-to-day life rather than her investigating the murder. There were quite a few parts where I wondered what the point of an entire chapter was. But one thing that I absolutely loved about this book was that there wasn't even a hint of a love triangle in it. Love triangles are so overdone in books that it was great to be able to not read about one.

My Manicure: I chose cute little chicks for this manicure, since Cam is raising chicks. I started with a base of L.A. Colors Color Craze Mint (which is really nearly lime green, not mint green). After that dried, I sponged on an unlabeled Color Club and Sinful Colors Happy Ending, and sponged a little bit more of Mint on top of it. Then I stamped the chick with Maybelline Bold Gold and Pueen 47. I could not capture the actual color of this - it is a little bit deeper green than what the picture shows.


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