Rotten to The Core by Sheila Connolly

Rotten to The Core was another good read, a decent mystery which kept me guessing until about 10 pages from the end of the book, while a romance featuring the main character subtly burbled away in the background, adding to the storyline without overwhelming it or distracting the reader away from the main plot.

Again, it's another that is part of a mystery series by the same author but I found it easy enough to delve straight into the story without wondering who was who, why, what or how anything about the characters; they were deftly dealt with, their backgrounds and previous tales clearly explained.

Check out The Orchard Mysteries by Sheila Connolly, she's brought to life not only the history of fruit growing and the ancient methods and tools used in the past but has managed to make managing an orchard interesting to a layperson who has done nothing more than shove a Granny Smith sapling into the ground and water it.