We have selected a new series of little cozy mysteries which take place in a fictional village in the state of Maine! I simply love new finds!
Welcome to the wonderful coast of Maine and to Cape Willington. Candy Holliday has left the rat race of the big city of Boston to come to Maine to work with her Dad on his Blueberry Farm. But even in the small town of Cape Willington, bad things happen. Bad things like murder and not just one murder but two murders back-to back.
An aging local hero takes a plunge off a cliff and the just crowned Blueberry Queen/Gossip Columnist is killed right in her own home.
When a local handyman, Candy's friend, and local town resident who treats his tools better than some people treat their children is accused of the murders, Candy can't help herself from getting involved and starts to investigate to clear her friend's name. The more clues she uncovers, the more secrets that come out, the more people she talks to, the stickier things become. Can Candy get this town out of it's "blueberry jam"?
"Writing this book was a family project for us. It was written under the pseudonym B. B. Haywood by Robert and Beth Feeman, while living just a mile or so from the rugged Maine coast. Our two children contributed to portions of the book, and as a family we talked about the story often during its early development."
"The series took shape over a number of months, and even years, as we explored the small towns in Maine and throughout New England, from the rocky coast in the east to placid Lake Champlain and green Vermont in the west. Many of the places we visited gave us inspiration and ideas. In creating the story, we combined the real with the fictitious, and came up with a cast of characters and a town we have grown to love."
In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, orange juice, cornstarch, Grand Marnier, and orange zest, and stir well. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the berries burst and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the butter and remaining 1/4 cup of blueberries and stir until the butter is melted and the berries are warmed through, 1 minute. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm until ready to use.