I must say I do like the Dewberry Farm series, but I didn't find Deadly Brew to be quite as engaging as the earlier books in the series. In this, the third installment, a ranch owner dies from bee venom, and local witch Serafine is blamed by the useless Sheriff Rooster. Lucy is immediately on the case, and with her beau, handsome vet Tobias, starts sniffing around the ranch looking for clues. But Lucy has more to worry about than finding a murderer, her well has run dry, the old cottage she's had moved to her land is haunted, and there's a Chupacabra rumoured to be on the loose. As always there's a lot going on in Buttercup!
I did find Deadly Brew to be a quick and easy read, it just seemed to lack the charm of the other book in the series, and it could do with an editorial overhaul. There were just a few things that didn't add up, but in the big picture these were minor. It's a fun series and I will be looking out for the next one.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (3 September 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1976029880
- ISBN-13: 978-1976029882
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 272 g
- Customer Reviews: 126 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 333,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)