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Amanda Flower

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Verk av Amanda Flower

Crime and Poetry (2016) 321 exemplar
Assaulted Caramel (2017) 195 exemplar
Prose and Cons (2016) 191 exemplar
A Plain Death (2012) 135 exemplar
Murders and Metaphors (2019) 133 exemplar
A Plain Scandal (2013) 107 exemplar
Lethal Licorice (2018) 107 exemplar
Maid of Murder (2010) 97 exemplar
Premeditated Peppermint (2018) 95 exemplar
Flowers and Foul Play (2018) 95 exemplar
Verse and Vengeance (2019) 86 exemplar
Farm to Trouble (2021) 85 exemplar
A Plain Disappearance (2013) 79 exemplar
Toxic Toffee (2019) 78 exemplar
Matchmaking Can Be Murder (2019) 70 exemplar
Marshmallow Malice (2020) 66 exemplar
Death and Daisies (2018) 65 exemplar
Andi Unexpected (2013) 61 exemplar
Lemon Drop Dead (2021) 60 exemplar
Dead End Detective (2020) 56 exemplar
Crimes and Covers (2022) 54 exemplar
The Final Reveille (1605) 51 exemplar
Peanut Butter Panic (2022) 49 exemplar
Courting Can Be Killer (2020) 46 exemplar
Put Out to Pasture (2022) 46 exemplar
Murder in a Basket (2012) 45 exemplar
Marriage Can Be Mischief (2021) 44 exemplar
Mums and Mayhem (2020) 44 exemplar
Criminally Cocoa (2019) 38 exemplar
The Final Tap (2016) 37 exemplar
Blueberry Blunder (2023) 34 exemplar
Botched Butterscotch (2020) 32 exemplar
In Farm's Way (2023) 30 exemplar
Andi Under Pressure (2014) 30 exemplar
Candy Cane Crime (2020) 29 exemplar
Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous (2022) 27 exemplar
The Final Vow (2017) 27 exemplar
A Plain Malice (2014) 26 exemplar
Frozen Detective (2022) 24 exemplar
Andi Unstoppable (2015) 24 exemplar
To Slip the Bonds of Earth (2024) 13 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Ohio, USA
Akron, Ohio, USA
academic librarian
mystery author
Sisters in Crime
Sisters in Crime Columbus Ohio
Sisters in Crime Guppies
America Christian Fiction Writers
Nicole Resciniti (Seymour Agency)
Kort biografi
Author Amanda Flower, a native of Akron, Ohio, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Like her main character India Hayes, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. When she is not at the library or writing her next mystery, she is an avid traveler who has been to seventeen countries, forty-eight U.S. states, and counting. Maid of Murder is her debut novel and the first in a series featuring amateur sleuth India Hayes.



Crime and Cherry Pits by Amanda Flower is the fourth book in the Farm to Table Mysteries. It can be read as a standalone for those new to the series. Crime and Cherry Pits did not feel like it was written by Amanda Flower. The main character, Shiloh was okay along with her friend and farm worker, Chesney. Hazel is a sweet girl who prefers to spend time with Shiloh versus her grandparents (who dislike Shiloh). There seemed to be a few people in the town who disliked Shiloh. Shiloh’s cousin, Stacey, is an unlikeable character. I wish the author had not included Stacey in the series. Stacey feels she is entitled to a portion of the treasure that Shiloh’s grandmother left for Shiloh to find. Since Stacey sold her part of the farm, I do not know why she feels deserves part of it or why Shiloh feels she should share it with her. I was not a fan of this particular storyline. We follow Shiloh while she is working at the festival as well as doing her chores on the farm. The mystery was simple. I did like the method of murder which was unique. Shiloh asked questions in between her other activities. It was an easy to solve whodunit despite the lack of clues. The pacing was off in the story and the same details were repeated (over and over). Crime and Cherry Pits lacked the humor that is normally present in Amanda Flower’s cozy mysteries. The characters have evolved little since the beginning of the series. My favorite character is Shiloh’s pug, Huckleberry. He is a cutie. While I enjoy the author's other cozy mysteries, I will eschew the Farm to Table Mysteries.… (mer)
Kris_Anderson | Apr 4, 2024 |
Standard Cozy Mystery through Audible. Rarely find anything special in cozy mystery books, but I do love to listen when I want something light and fun to pass the time during chores.
Loolaw-Reads | 24 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2024 |
This is the third book in the cozy mystery series Magical Bookshop; it is recommended that one read the earlier books first. This mystery was challenging for me. I had trouble deciding who had done the deed, and I kept guessing the wrong person.

Recommended for fans of cozy mysteries.
Jean_Sexton | 18 andra recensioner | Mar 17, 2024 |
In December 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright were in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, making history by flying an airplane they had built. Back at home in Dayton, Ohio, their sister, Katharine, teaches introductory languages at Steele High School. She hopes to achieve her goal by requesting to teach Greek III to upper-level students. Not to mention that her teaching is just one aspect of Katharine’s life. She also cares for her father at their family home and ensures her brothers’ bicycle shop runs smoothly, ordering supplies, checking accounts, and balancing the books. It’s almost Christmas, her brothers are coming home, and Katharine never suspected another role, a high-stakes role, will soon take priority.

I was not aware of the Wright brothers' sister. I was fascinated to learn of Katharine Wright. To learn of the reliance by her father and brothers for her care of the family home since the loss of her mother at 15 and the brothers for their business when out of town, her intelligence, independence, and strong work ethic, her interest in moving beyond gender inequality, is inspirational and revealing of a woman moving the benchmark of men's thinking and habits forward in her quiet way.

I loved the combination of unveiling a woman in history who deserves as much respect and recognition as her brothers and a fictional mystery woven by a master storyteller, which is a delight to read. Although I had read from the start that the mystery was fictional, the author’s meticulous research of history made the mystery seem entirely plausible.

Don’t miss meeting Katharine Wright! Highly recommended.

The Author Note and Discussion Questions are available at the end of the novel.

Thank you to Amanda Flower, Kensington Books, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an eARC of this book.
… (mer)
FerneMysteryReader | 3 andra recensioner | Mar 11, 2024 |



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