September was shaping up to be a pretty good month for
Story Fischer -- not only is it National Honey Month,
celebration enough in itself for her grocery store, The
Wild Clover, but she is also celebrating the finalization
of her divorce from her no-good husband, Clay. But when her
beekeeping mentor and good friend, Manny Chapman, is found
dead, the supposed victim of a bee attack, Story finds she
has to do a little sleuthing of her own to find out how
Manny really died, before the town folks run her bees out
of town too!
In her debut book, BUZZ OFF: A Queen Bee Mystery, author
Hannah Reed combines an intriguing who-dun-it with a lively
action-filled story to create one sweet cozy mystery!
As Story digs into the sticky mess Manny's death has left
behind, her former high school flame, deputy Hunter
Wallace, urges her to leave the investigation to the
professionals. But Story knows those bees did not kill
Manny, and she is determined to find the real cause before
the backlash of bee-terror stings her business.
Meanwhile, during the hubbub over Manny's death, Story's ex-
husband (and next-door neighbor) Clay is arrested after his
girlfriend is found dead in Story's kayak. Something about
the timing of the two deaths seems suspicious to Story, so
of course, like bees to a flower, she flies into that
investigation as well. Will she find the real killer
as her honeycomb of clues congeals into facts?
BUZZ-OFF is a charming beginning to what promises to be a
fun series! Hannah Reed includes lots of information on
beekeeping and honey throughout the story, and as a bonus
treat for readers, includes several honey-inspired recipes
at the end of the story! This book proves to be a yummy
treat for fans of cozy mysteries!
It's September - National Honey Month - in Moraine,
Wisconsin. After her mentor in the honey business is found
suspiciously stung to death in his apiary, beekeeper Story
Fischer must sort through a swarm of suspects, including her