It seemed like an innocent enough request.
Until she found him lying dead next to the partially built fence.
Della’s carefully tended garden was being ravished by the local animal population, which was why she desperately needed the fence. When she hired her friend Jim to do it, the last thing she expected was to have to investigate who killed him. The other murders she’d helped solve were strangers, not one of her best friends, and it was very hard for her to stay objective about this murder.
She had plenty of possible suspects to investigate including Jim’s soon-to-be ex-wife and her new love. And then there was a jealous client of Jim’s who accused him of being a little too friendly with his wife. Not to mention the shady bald-headed man with the goatee and a skull displayed on his jacket.
The coroner’s report determined that Jim died from strychnine poisoning, which was almost impossible to buy. But when someone is determined to commit murder, they find a way, such as breaking into an exterminator’s truck and stealing it.
When strange things start happening in Della’s yard, her big St. Bernard, Moose, isn’t the only one worried about her safety. Sheriff Jared, who shares an on-again off-again budding romance with Della, makes it his personal mission to protect her, but takes a dim view of her helping him investigate Jim’s murder.
Della has become an excellent amateur sleuth when it comes to murder investigations, but when she learns that the FBI has become interested in the hit-and-run death of her husband over a year ago, she’s not sure if that is a mystery she can solve.
Plenty of twists and turns in this cozy mystery written by a USA Today Bestselling Author, and one that will keep you guessing who did it from the beginning to the end!
Release date: May 30, 2023
Print pages: 180
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