Jun 15 2018

Blog Tour & Review: Bought The Farm by Peg Cochran

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Review / Leave a Comment

Wedding preparations are in full swing at Love Blossom Farm as food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald transforms the property for her friend Kelly’s down-home country-style reception. But when the lead singer of the wedding band turns up dead–drowned in a trough full of rainwater and strung up like a scarecrow–the police round themselves up a barnful of suspects.

It seems that Travis sowed the seeds of discord wherever he went, and when it becomes clear that everyone from the groom to Shelby’s own staff has motive, tracking down Travis’ killer is going to be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. As Shelby finds herself drawn deeper into the investigation, she’ll have to move quickly before the killer decides to put her out to pasture…


About the Author

Peg grew up in a New Jersey suburb about 25 miles outside of New York City. After college, she moved to the city where she managed an art gallery owned by the son of the artist Henri Matisse. When her first daughter, Francesca, arrive, the new family moved back to the New Jersey suburbs where her second daughter, Annabelle, was born.

After her husband died, Peg remarried and her new husband took a job in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they now live (on exile from New Jersey, she likes to joke). Peg managed to segue from the art world to marketing and is now the manager of marketing communications for a company that provides services to seniors.

Her greatest love though as always been writing – particularly mysteries! She has two cozy mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime: The Gourmet De-Lite series set in Connecticut and featuring Gigi Fitzgerald, who provides gourmet diet meals to a select group of clients, and the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series, written as Meg London, set in Paris, Tennessee with Emma Taylor who finds murder and mayhem in this quiet country town.

As for pets – she has a schizophrenic cat (really!) named Frazzle and a Westhighland White Terrier, Reggie, who is desperately in need of losing a few pounds. But you know what they say: If your dog is overweight, it means YOU aren’t getting enough exercise!

When she’s not writing, Peg can usually be found cooking, which she loves. When asked to bring a dish to a potluck she invariably opts to bring dessert – partly because she loves making sweet dishes and partly because she and her husband always manage to be late so there’s no point in putting them in charge of appetizers!

Peg loves connecting with readers and other writhers so feel free to drop her an email via her contact page! And be sure to visit her other site at www.MegLondon.com.



Review of Bought The Farm

Review (4 Stars):  Bought The Farm was a smart well-written mystery that was laced with small town charm and I loved all the scrumptious recipes.  Shelby is helping her good friend, Kelly, with her country wedding and has everything planned down to the last detail.  The only thing she didn’t plan for was finding the body of the lead singer of the wedding band and discovering that more people had a motive for his murder than she originally believed.  Now, she must find a killer before it is too late or the next thing she may have to plan is someone’s funeral.

This is a great mystery series and I love spending time with Shelby and her lovely family.  Bought The Farm was a fun cozy read and I was so happy to see Kelly and Seth finally get married.  This is the third book in the series and each one is an absolute delight to read.  Looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

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