On her family’s South Georgia olive plantation, Eva Knox is on the hook for murder in the third delightful Olive Grove Mystery from the author of One Foot in the Grove and Cold Pressed Murder.
On a sizzling-hot September day, Eva Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Dudley Dexter Codman the Third, along with a bunch of his corporate cronies from Boston, arrive at Eva’s family’s guest inn and olive farm, Knox Plantation. Maps and binoculars in hand, the New Englanders claim they’re on a bird-watching holiday. Only, Eva knows that her ex doesn’t know the first thing about birds. Nor does he care.
Eva can’t fathom why he’d show up after all these years in her off-the-beaten-path hometown–nearly 1,200 miles from Boston. When Dudley’s body is found drowned in the pond, Eva starts fishing for answers. But she doesn’t have much time after authorities determine that her ex was poisoned by one of Eva’s family’s olive oils. She’ll have to find the real killer before her family is caught for murder.
About the Author
Kelly Lane lives on a farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to her work as editor and “slush pile reader” for a prominent literary agent, she has penned as a copywriter, journalist, and worked as a business writer, editor, and public relations consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Set on an olive plantation in Southern Georgia, ONE FOOT IN THE GROVE and COLD PRESSED MURDER are the first two books in Kelly Lane’s OLIVE GROVE MYSTERY series published by Berkley Prime Crime. Each book includes original recipes inspired by dishes in the story.
Review of Dipped To Death
Review (4 Stars): Dipped to Death is a charming whodunnit with a delightful cast of quirky characters that will keep you entertained for hours. One of the things I love about this series is the humorous things that Eva gets involved in over the course of each mystery. In this mystery, Eva comes face to face with her ex-boyfriend that she left at the altar so many years ago when his corporate cronies arrive at Knox Plantation for a bird-watching weekend. When Eva finds his body face down in the pond, she must investigate all the clues before she is charged with his murder and a killer adds another victim to their list.
This is the third book in the Olive Grove mystery series and I love spending time with Eva and her entertaining family. This mystery was well-written and fun and I can’t wait to see what happens next for Eva and her family.