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Beeline to Trouble (Queen Bee Mystery #4)

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Folks in Moraine, Wisconsin, are buzzing about the latest swarm of trouble humming around Story Fischer…

It’s a real buzz-kill when beekeeper Story Fischer gets a visit from her frantic sister. Now she has to help host a combative trio of professional food flavorists. Good thing the well-stocked shelves of Story’s grocery store, the Wild Clover, can provide the morning m
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Berkley
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Dec 25, 2012 Shoshana rated it it was ok
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Jan 15, 2015 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
So glad I finished this book. I really like Story and her family. I cant wait to read more from this series.
Feb 14, 2013 Stacy rated it it was ok
Shelves: firstreads
I won this book as a FirstRead.

When Story Fischer agrees to help her sister, Holly, host some of her husband's employees, she has no idea it will end with one of the employees dropping dead in her backyard. Story and Holly become two of the prime suspects, so Story decides to do some snooping of her own to try to solve the case.

This was the first book from the Queen Bee series that I have read, and I don't think I will be reading any of the others. There were no likeable characters in the book.
Nov 21, 2014 Nancy rated it it was ok
Hannah Reed should have learned the difference between carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. When a car is left running in a garage, it is carbon monoxide that is released, not carbon dioxide. A simple Google search would have cleared this right up.

Sometimes I truly wonder why I read cozy mysteries. Usually they are simple mind candy, but then there are those authors that just continually hit below the mark. The Queen Bee Mysteries have always been below par, the writing is basic and the plots ar
Jun 09, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was ok

I'm not quite sure where to start for this review. I really enjoyed the first three books in this series, but I also read them several years ago. Several of the characters were quite annoying making it hard to connect or show any empathy for them. Story is smart one moment and then enterily immature the next. I didn't get a strong connection between her and Hunter this round which was disappointing since they were moving in together. Plus her foot fettish descriptions were just plain awkward. I
Kim Mack
Oct 02, 2015 Kim Mack rated it it was ok
Thanks to Goodreads for sending this First Reads book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.

This is what's considered a cozy mystery - a story wherein (usually) a woman "accidentally" becomes an amateur sleuth and solves a murder. The writing style is such that "sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community." Light, simple, not a lot of depth necessarily. Still, I was expecting a tad bit more to this book but
Dec 06, 2012 Fred rated it really liked it
Beeline To Trouble is the fourth book in the Queen Bee Mystery series. And a honey of a book, too.

Story Fischer and Hunter Wallace have decided to go ahead and move in together, now just to decide whose house. With this major step much on her mind, Story sister, Holly, shows up to rope Story into helping, well helping isn't quite correct. Holly's husband has three of his flavorists staying at his home and Holly wants Story to handle all the meals for them. As much as she would like to refuse, s
Jul 15, 2013 Bookadventurer rated it liked it
Shelves: yum-yum-cozy, nook, 2013
I didn't enjoy this as much as I have the other in the series, of which I have read all in order.

Hunter and Story are living together in this installment; however it doesn't come across as comfortable or cozy for them, so even though Hunter sells his home the relationship still doesn't feel "warm" to me. I also really missed Grandma in this one, her presence is very light other than the standard banging things up with her car/bad driving. Story's mother is just extremely unlikable, and even Pit
Dec 14, 2012 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
Story's sister Holly needs help. Her husband has invited some of his employees to their house to relax for the weekend. Now she not only has to find ways to entertain them but also feed them. The kitchen in Holly's house is state or the art but it is foreign territory as she can't cook at all. With Story's help they pull off breakfast and then Story takes them on a tour of her hives. They are enjoying themselves until one of the guests drops dead and Story becomes the prime suspect. It seems the ...more
Apr 09, 2013 Sallee rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is one of the Queen Bee mysteries. Story (called that from childhood due to her ability to tell "stories") lives in a Victorian farm house in the town of Moraine, Wisconsin and has bee hives in her back yard that provides her with her Queen Bee honey that she sells in her grocery store in town that is called the Wild Clover. Her love interest, Hunter has just moved in with her.
Her sister, Holly comes to her in desparation and asks her for help in providing meals to her husband's house gue
Jul 18, 2013 Kaye rated it it was amazing
Story Fisher's sister needs lots of help. Her husband brought home a trio of employees that need to be entertained. Holly asks Story to help. So Story shops the well-stocked aisles of her grocery store, The Wild Clover, for the guests. The agenda includes a visit to Story's back yard to learn about the bees. However, during that trip one of the employees dies, putting a damper on the visit. Not only that, Story becomes the prime suspect because she provided the deceased's carrot juice.

There was
Shelley Giusti
Dec 09, 2012 Shelley Giusti rated it it was amazing
Beeline to trouble by Hannah read

Find out what the Buzz is all about

Beekeeper Story Fisher works hard at her job and making sure everyone is safe when they are near the bees. Story is helping out her sister Holly for the day with a tour of the bee hives. When a body is found dead , the tour is quickly put on hold. Story becomes a suspect when her carrot juice that she sells is found to have poison in it.

With Patti hiding out, she is the likely suspect but now told so, and all of the strange thi
Dec 10, 2012 Patty rated it really liked it
Story raises bees and sells lots of honey products in her small grocery store, Wild Clover, in a small town in Wisconsin.

The plots in these books just keep getting better and better. Story has lived in this small town her entire life and has daily interactions with her mother, grandmother, sister Holly and assorted friends and foes.

When Holly's husband Max brings a group from work home for the weekend to relax and bond one of the events they schedule is at rip to Story's bee hives and work area
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Dec 19, 2012 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
Beekeeper, Story Fischer has her hives full when her sister, Holly Paine, arrives and begs her help with unexpected guests.

Story, who is adjusting to living with her boyfriend, police officer, Hunter Wallace, agrees to help cook for the group. Holly's husband, Max arranges to show his team (the guests) Story's beehives, when to the group's shock, Nova Campbell, a schemer and husband stealer, falls ill and drowns into the property's riverside, face first.

How do these things keep happening to Stor
Jan 04, 2014 Kat rated it it was ok
The book often appears to be more chick lit than mystery novel. While this can occur in series like this, this one seemed especially egregious. The book spends a fair bit of time discussing the main character's biological clock, passive aggressive relationship with her mother (the main character lays out the specifics of both the passive and aggressive behaviors in a helpful list. Seriously book: Show, don't tell.) her foot fetish, and her relationship with her canine patrol member of a boyfrien ...more
Jan 05, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: firstreads
This cozy mystery was enjoyable. I liked the main characters, though I'm not sure I liked Story's mother (but hey, maybe she'll grow on me in future books, if this ends up being a series), which is pretty much a make-it-or-break-it in this genre. You have to have likeable characters. I liked Story's voice throughout it; she's a bit snippy - which is good - yet very likeable. The "setting" (all cozies have them - whether it's cookies or sewing or baking or whatever; this time, it was a beekeeper/ ...more
Karen Locke
Oct 14, 2015 Karen Locke rated it it was amazing
Very light & fun mystery book series. You can finish the book easily in a short amount of time. The mysteries are intriguing & the characters will make you chuckle.
May 20, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
It's possible that I grabbed too many series to read at once. After a while, all these feisty entrepreneurs who are, usually, romantically involved with some kind of cop begin to run together. Story is different because, in addition to her store, she has an apiary and a number of quirky relatives. Even in small towns, though, do people--adults--really have "enemies," who tempt them to physical violence? Really? Story's sister becomes a suspect when one of her house guests, a femme fatale employe ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
May 06, 2013 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
When Holly Story Fischer sister comes to her frantic for help seems her husband Max has brought home some employees for a weekend of R and R . Only problem Holly doesn't cook so its up to Story to help her feed her guests. However during a tour of Story's Bee Hives one of the guests dies. Hunter Wallace Storys hunk boyfriend has finally moved in with her. And a dead body could put a damper on any romance. To make matters worse Story becomes a prime suspect when it turns out the carrot juice she ...more
Jul 23, 2015 Tintri rated it really liked it
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Apr 09, 2014 Susan rated it it was ok
fun bee facts and honey recipes too
Sue Ross
Apr 10, 2013 Sue Ross rated it it was amazing
Another good book in the Queen Bee series by Hanna Reed. This time Story has to figure out who killed one of her brother-in-law's co-worker. Was it Pitty Patty, or someone else? This book has betrayal, mobsters, vengefulness, and of course, what book would be complete without a handsome hunk...who's owner isn't bad either ;) It's nice to see Story and Hunter finally making a home for Ben. Now I can't wait for the next book to come out.
Monica Mason
Mar 08, 2016 Monica Mason rated it it was amazing
Crazy family and friends plus murder make for a fun read. With recipes.
Aug 24, 2014 Melinda rated it liked it
This book is an easy read, just a fun book nothing deep. Pity party Patty adds the element of humor.
Sep 02, 2013 Erlyne rated it it was amazing
Love the characters in this cozy series! Town characters, including Story's female family members and her kooky neighbor, give this series a fun flavor. This was my favorite installment of the series because of the creativity of the storyline and the development of recurring characters. I am a huge fan of cozy mystery series, and this is definitely my favorite of all! :o)
Sep 15, 2014 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I figured out Who did it long before it was revealed Why they did it or How everything was connected which helped me to keep guessing and kept me interested. I still don't understand why the town keeps mocking Story since she is the one that has solved all the murders in the town - she should be hailed as a hero and made the new police chief.
Apr 04, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it
As this series progresses the lead character seems to do less believable things and the book just seems messier in plot and character development. I liked the first couple books much better.
Ruth Ellen
Mar 19, 2016 Ruth Ellen rated it really liked it
good book. really starting to like boyfriend, Hunter who is patience himself and the mom is growing on me.
Aug 17, 2013 Kate rated it really liked it
This series has really grown on me and I like learning about honeybees while also trying to solve a mystery. I'm hoping the ending means Johnney Jay will be a little less annoying in the future, as I really liked the parts where he was MIA in this book. Looking forward to the next!
Jan 01, 2013 Nora-adrienne rated it liked it
Shelves: cozies
I enjoyed this book immensely. I thought the inter generational arguing and fighting added a whole new level of entertainment to the story. The love interests also made you think about your own life and how it related to the characters. A great way to start the new year.
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