First in Series- A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester

Happy Monday! I'm excited about today's First in Series. Cozy mystery author Meera Lester is here today. Her debut book A Beeline to Murder is out now and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it.






Series: A Henny Penny Farmette Mystery (Book 1)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
Language: English





From peacekeeper to beekeeper…

After an injury forced her to leave the police department, Abigail Mackenzie started a second career as a farmer. Raising chickens, harvesting honey from her bee colony, and growing heirloom vegetables on her farmette in the beautiful Bay Area town of Las Flores, Abby has embraced all the benefits of a peaceful life.

But when she attempts to deliver her trademark honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur and finds him dead in his shop, her old investigative instincts kick in. After the coroner rules the death a suicide, the chef’s handsome French-Canadian brother insists on hiring Abby to find out who really killed Jean-Louis.

With the patience of a farmer and the industriousness of a bee, Abby sorts through a swarm of suspects, including the chef’s landlord, his protégé, an eccentric homeless woman, loan sharks, and a brawny biker. But as she closes in on the truth, she’ll need more than her beekeeper suit to protect her from a killer’s sting…

Includes farming tips and delicious recipes!





About the Author

Meera Lester is the author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and the proprietress of the real Henny Penny Farmette, located in the San Francisco Bay area. Raising chickens and honeybees, she draws on her life at her farmette as the basis of her Henny Penny Farmette mysteries.

She blogs about life there at hennypennyfarmette.com.
You can also visit her at meeralester.com/mlls;
facebook.com/meera.lester;
and twitter.com/MeeraLester.

Giveaway:Want to win a copy of A Beeline to Trouble? Leave a comment and email. Tell us what your favorite thing is about the first book in a series. Winner will be chose on October 9th, and will have three days to respond.

Comments

  1. I love finding out about new themed books and authors.mthank you for hosting a great giveaway. Bees? Honey? Murder? Yes! kat8762@aol.com

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  2. Thank you for introducing me to a new author! I am looking forward to reading the book.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I love finding new authors! mamorr69@gmail.com

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  5. I love getting the first book in a series because it is like getting to know a new friend. This includes the author as well as the characters in the book. Also it is a good way to travel somewhere I may never have been before and may never get to travel to. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  6. I have been very curious about this book. I enjoy characters that have a strong personality and background. Abby sounds like a strong,smart and very interesting woman. Thank you for the opportunity and a new series for me to love!
    breannaherron@icloud.com

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  7. it sounds great. I would love to read this book.

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  8. Thank you for this opportunity! I love being introduced to new characters and the pleasure of finding new friends. dm_richards at yahoo dot com

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  9. Looks great; thank you for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  10. My favorite thing about the first book in a new series is the chance to meet new characters I can grow with. Reading a series is like visiting with old friends. jlsteele@blomand.net

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  11. My favorite thing about the first book in a series is exploring a new setting and meeting new characters that I can evaluate and decide if I want to follow for a while. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  12. I like getting to know new places and people through reading a new series. Thanks for the giveaway! dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. My favorite thing is meeting new characters. This sounds interesting, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  14. I like the farm setting. The book sounds great.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. New series are so exciting. Getting to know new people and where they live and the people involved in their life. The first sets the base for the series.
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    Becky

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  16. I love reading new series and author's. The book sounds like a really good book.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  17. An interesting career always grabs my attention! shelf at bearmountainbooks

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  18. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. A new series gives me great pleasure to learn about new characters, and a special locale. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love new series since they are unique and introduce me to a new author and the characters and lives which I look forward to learn about. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The best thing about the first book in a series is knowing that everyone in town is going to be in the spotlight in the rest of the series...unless they're dead! Then they're the star! dblaser(at)windstream(dot)com

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    1. Hi Diane! You won !! please get me your address.I tried your email and it came back.

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  21. The best thing about the first book in a series is knowing that everyone in town is going to be in the spotlight in the rest of the series...unless they're dead! Then they're the star! dblaser(at)windstream(dot)com

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  22. I love getting to know all the characters.
    Theresa N
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  23. The best thing about the first in a series is getting to know the characters and the rhythms of the usually small town. I have heard good things about Beeline and have been looking forward to reading it. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. The best thing about the first in a series is knowing I won't have to find a new author right away because I will be looking for more books in this series. I love series and getting to know the people in them!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  25. I love discovering a new series and being on the journey and playing catch up!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  26. I love meeting new characters and learning more about them as the series continues! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  27. I always need to start at the beginning of most everything, sometimes playing "catch up" is too tedious. For the past several months, I've been reading the first in several cozy mystery series to introduce myself to new-to-me authors. Working out great & have continued to read many more installments in several series. Thanks for the chance of winning!

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  28. Love new adventures & that is how I look at reading books by authors that are new to me or the start of a new series.
    stkate00@Aol.com

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  29. Winner is Diane Blaser!! Congratulations!!

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