The Maine Mulch Murder
Amy Creighton has her life arranged just about the way she likes it--a successful career as a free-lance editor, hobbies she enjoys, and good friends in the small town of Granton, Maine. Then she uncovers a body in a mill shed while gathering mulch for her strawberry plants. With her gardener's eye she takes in the scene of the corpse.
Amy Crighton brings the best of the i...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Larcom Press
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Divorced freelance editor Amy Creighton is going about her usual gardening activities when she finds a stranger, dead. This reunites her with high school boyfriend, now local constable, Dort Adams, and readers will root for the autumnal romance between the two. They also find that their tiny Maine town is not as edenic as they had believed, rescue a friendly dog and an almost catatonic abuse victim, and uncover a long-forgotten murder. This is a completely charming mystery (though even the title...more
I really enjoyed this book. The character of Amy was very down-to-earth and I felt like I could relate to her a little. Loved the setting - coastal Maine is one of my favorite places and I've been to most of the towns mentioned in the book. Also found the relationship between Amy and Dort interesting.