Karen MacInerney
Killer Jam
September 04, 2019 Comments.. 930
Killer Jam Karen MacInerney When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick Two daWhen Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick Two days later, Nettie Kocurek, the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead at the Founders Day Festival with a bratwurst skewer through her heart and one of Lucy s jam jars beside her and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Nettie s neighbors, but the she gets to know the townspeople, the she realizes she s not the only one who had a beef with Nettie Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare. Killer Jam When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother s farm in Buttercup Texas she s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader But Lucy has barely finished putt
  • Title: Killer Jam
  • Author: Karen MacInerney
  • ISBN: 9781503945463
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books) says:

      This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I enjoyed this book I was in the mood for a cozy mystery and really wasn t sure which one I wanted to read when I spotted this book in s Prime Reading I actually had no idea that there were audiobooks included in the program but that is a whole other story I decided to borrow this book and take a chance on it since it was the first in a series It turned out to be a whole lot of fun in the end.Lucy has just bought her grandmother s ol [...]

    2. Kim says:

      This was a lovely cosy mystery set in small town America I always love small town settings you can imagine yourself being in the neighbourhood This is the first book in the series and I will definitely look out for the next one My first by this author aswell.Lucy buys her grandmother s farm in Buttercup Texas It s called Dewberry Farm The farm life appeals to her escaping from the city hustle and bustle But one of her neighbours dies and she ends up as the main suspect as one of her jam jars is [...]

    3. Tari says:

      Lucy Resnick has bought her grandmother s Dewberry Farm and is enjoying her life as a homesteader until some reps from an oil company visit and inform her that oil drilling has been ordered for her farm It turns out that the woman who sold her the farm did not sell her the mineral rights along with the farm so there is nothing that can be done.That same woman, Nettie Kocurek, who is also a thorn in the side to many of the people in town, turns up dead and the sheriff also a Kocurek is only too h [...]

    4. Ian says:

      After years as a journalist in Houston, Lucy cashes in her retirement and buys the farm which once belonged to her grandmother Her plans are to make jams and other homestyle items to sell at farmers markets So when she discovers that Nettie, who sold her the farm, kept the mineral rights to the land and before the ink had even dried on the contract sent an oil exploration truck out to her land she was anything but happy Then Nettie shows up dead and the town s sheriff, Nettie s nephew is determi [...]

    5. Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies says:

      Fresh start for a homestyle cozy series set in the Lone Star State Lucy Resnick has moved from the hectic life of a news reporter in Houston to the life of a small town farmer It s much fun and relaxing, and she even catches the eye of the handsome local veterinarian When a local busybody, known for her meanspiritness is murdered at the Founder s Day Festival Jam Off and a broken jar of Lucy s dewberry Jam is found nearby, Lucy has to use her reporter skills and resources to track down the culp [...]

    6. Elizabeth says:

      Killer Jam is one of those cozys you just want to sit and read until you re done It s very entertaining and keeps you guessing all the way through This is the first in a new series by Karen MacInerney called Dewberry Farms I m looking forward to reading the second Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for the opportunity to read and review this book.

    7. Barbara says:

      This was a 3.5 star read for me I bumped it up rather than down because despite the formulaic story, it had some things that I liked It is yet another character female who leaves the big city to start a new life in a an idyllic setting where she is the outsider or 2 a place she has some ties to through family There is a love interest who is a the local sheriff etc or b the local doctor etc And she immediately starts meddling.In this case, Lucy decides to homestead She buys her late grandmother s [...]

    8. Lisa Morin says:

      I was really excited to read this first in a new series Killer Jam was exciting from beginning to end Lucy Resnick walks away from life in the big city and finds herself living on her grandparents farm Buttercup is a quaint small town and with the authors great description, I could see the town as I read Lucy purchased the farm from a woman who did not like her grandmother After all these years this woman still harbors resentment Even though Lucy owns the property, she doesn t own the mineral ri [...]

    9. Anna's Herding Cats says:

      Reviewed for herding cats burning soup amzn 2AZ9mErI ve been using audio to try new authors and decided to give Killer Jam a try because I like the narrator And it was good, yall I might have even listened to it twice now because I forgot to review it the first go around Oops It was just as entertaining the second time, though, which is impressive The Gist During the town festival someone met their maker in the jam tent And Lucy Well, she s the main suspect She and the dead lady had been having [...]

    10. Dawn Frazier says:

      Loved this book Everything about it is great, it is the true definition of a cozy mystery I look forward to the next one.

    11. Mari Biella says:

      Lucy Resnick is a recent arrival in the small Texas town of Buttercup, where she has bought her grandmother s old farm and is hoping to set up as a homesteader All seems to be going well until one day an oil exploration truck turns up on her property, with orders to look for and possibly drill for oil Note to self when buying property, be sure of who retains gas and mineral exploration rights Things go from bad to worse when the woman who ordered the drilling, Nettie Kocurek, is found dead at a [...]

    12. Heidi says:

      Four stars A delightful cozy mystery set on a small farm in Texas, with a bit of murder and a dash of romance.Lucy finishes bottling the last of her batch of Killer Dewberry Jam Sighing contentedly, she surveys her small farm After years of running the rat race as a reporter in Houston, Lucy cashed in her retirement fund and buy back her grandparent s farm Nestled away in the small town of Buttercup, Texas, Lucy is busy learning to become a homesteader in order to make money off her farm Lucy pl [...]

    13. Katherine says:

      Charlaine Harris and Susan Wittig Albert, two of my favorite cozy mystery authors, had nice words for this one so I was really looking forward to reading it A disappointment, however Found myself than once checking to see if I was reading an ARC the editing was so poor At first the detailed description of everything the heroine, Lucy, saw, smelled, tasted, cooked, mixed, molded was pleasant but it soon became irritating Her mouth watered everytime food was mentioned and it was mentioned often I [...]

    14. Jeannie and Louis Rigod says:

      Lucy Resnick, 37 years old, fulfills a dream by buying back her grandparents farm in Buttercup, Texas Previously she had been a crime beat reporter for the Houston Chronicle Her background in investigative reporting will be useful as this book progresses.The town is small Just large enough for clicks to form Such as the generations old grudge between the founding father s German and the Moravian cultures that still are present as Lucy learns first hand.Lucy is really trying to work her dream She [...]

    15. Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews says:

      This is going to be a great series, but then I m partial to books set in Texas since I live in this state always interesting to see how it will be portrayed or perceived in books And of course I love the small town where everyone knows each other or almost and how most of the time people will step up to help each other out.I was amazed at how quickly Lucy seemed to get into the swing of running a small farm Perhaps it was all those summers visiting her grandparents But she seemed to have the swi [...]

    16. Jeri says:

      Lucy has taken the buyout to get out of her job as a reporter in Houston and decided to buy her grandparents old farm Unfortunately the woman she buys it from hated her grandmother and would ve never sold it to her if she had known who she was When oil exploration trucks start showing up and Lucy finds out she didn t get the mineral rights to her land she confronts the old woman, who is later found murdered during the town festival Being the small town it is, the sheriff is the woman s nephew an [...]

    17. Beth Bernier Pratt says:

      I started out by reading this mystery a chapter at a time, savoring it By about 30% in, all thought of slowly savoring flew out the window, and I gulped the rest down as fast as I could, needing to know what happened next.The victim in this mystery, Nettie Kocurek, is a classic cozy mystery victim She s the most hated person in town, and it seems like everyone has had a run in with her over the years Of course, our protagonist, Lucy, is new in town, making her the prime suspect The book does a n [...]

    18. Nina Silva says:

      This story is delightful The characters are warm and friendly The town of Buttercup is charming and vividly painted The food is mouth watering, from Rosita s enchiladas to Quinn s Maple Twists Thank goodness there are recipes included at the end of this book The setting and supporting characters really make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside The mystery is well plotted and several viable suspects emerge The suspects are detailed enough to get a feeling for their motivations Some things I liked B [...]

    19. Nicole says:

      Killer Jam by author Karen MacInerney karenmacinerney is the first book in the Dewberry Farm Mystery Series featuring Houston reporter turned farmer Lucy Resnick Lucy has purchased the farm previously owned by her grandparents in Buttercup, Texas, and is determined to make a life for herself in her new town milking sometimes runaway cow Blossom, picking jam making dewberries, making soap and candles Imagine her surprise when she discovers that she did not purchase the mineral rights to her land, [...]

    20. Tracie says:

      Very excited about my first trip to Dewberry Farm and can t wait to return It was a fast and easy read and although I guessed who was involved with the murder and mayhem I love that there were a number of suspects to choose from that didn t allow me to guess right away I love the past being intertwined with the present A cold case unsolved murder is brought to a close that ties in with the present day characters I also can t wait to actually try out one of the multiple recipes provided in the ba [...]

    21. Debby says:

      I am loving that my Prime gives me free audio books to read, like this one This was a fun mystery I used to read a lot of thrillers with blood and gore This one is G rated and a quick listen Great narration and fun characters.

    22. Ellen says:

      I liked the Gray Whale Inn series, so I thought I d try this one It did not disappoint Love the farm, the town and the characterse mystery was good too

    23. Joy says:

      Great book that keeps you turning the pages to find out who is the murderer.

    24. Moondance says:

      I ve always heard it s no use crying over spilled milk.Former reporter, Lucy Resnick, has left Houston behind to live and work her grandparents farm in Buttercup, Texas Her dreams of a simple life are disrupted when she discovers that the former owner, Nettie Kocurek, maintained the mineral rights to the land and plans to drill for oil Nettie is found dead at the annual Founder s Day celebration after a discussion with Lucy in which Nettie accused her of threatening her to the sheriff The sherif [...]

    25. JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book) says:

      Lucy Resnick has recently purchased her grandmother s farm from Nettie Kocurek, who bought it fifteen years ago Just as she s settling in, an oil exploration truck shows up and tells her that although she bought the land, she didn t buy the mineral rights and Nettie still owns themd has ordered the drilling, which could destroy Lucy s farm And even though they tell her they ll repair any damage, the short term devastation could ruin her financially So Lucy confronts Nettie at the Founders Day Fe [...]

    26. KyBunnies says:

      I did enjoy this book However I have a few problems with it Having one cow does not equal being a dairy farmer Dairy farms have several 10 20 to over thousands of cattle I honestly find it hard to believe that not a single character told Lucy the best way to keep a heifer from kicking over the milk bucket If Lucy had just pulled one leg back as far as it would go and tie to a post Blossom would not have kept kicking over the milk bucket Then the best way to keep a cow in a fence is to make sure [...]

    27. Crittermom says:

      Killer Jam is a delectable cozy mystery, certain to whet your appetite for murder and for the delicious treats mentioned in the novel The recipes are included at the end Small town life is neither simple, nor idyllic, particularly if the town s harshest and most powerful resident decides to make your life difficult Lucy Resnick, a former investigative reporter, has bought back her grandmother s farm and intends to live as a homesteader, growing crops and making products for the local farmer s ma [...]

    28. Edel says:

      This is the first book in the Dewberry Farm mystery series featuring the main character Lucy Resnick Lucy has just moved back to her grandparents town of Buttercup and she has bought the house they used to live in Having been made redundant she uses her money to buy this farmhouse and start a whole new life for herself as a homesteader making jams and candles etc to sell , while growing veg too and avoiding getting kicked by her cow the wandering Blossom.Lucy is not long in Buttercup when she re [...]

    29. Kathy says:

      Killer Jam is the first book in the new Dewberry Farms Mystery series by author Karen MacInerney Cozy readers will be familiar with MacInerney from her Grey Whale Inn series Whereas the Grey Whale Inn series is set in Maine, this new series is set in the fictional town of Buttercup which is located in the Texas Hill Country.So this series has some major pluses going for it right from the start Karen MacInerney is a good writer She writes about real people living in realistic circumstances She ha [...]

    30. Doward Wilson says:

      An entertaining must read debut Former Houston reporter Lucy leaves the big city to buy and work her grandmother s old farm in Buttercup, Texas Selling produce from her garden, soap and jams from her fruit vines is breaking even for now Adding a contrary milk cow to the mix, gives her milk to use for cottage cheese making and other things to sell Lucy discovers that she did not receive the mineral rights for the farm when an oil drilling truck shows up Arguing with the former owner, Nellie Kocur [...]

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