The Greenhouse mystery series
A MUDDIED MURDER (Book One)
When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family's organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquility in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and her family's Colonial-era farm sucks up the remains of her savings.
Just when she thinks she's reached the bottom of the rain barrel, Megan and the town's hunky veterinarian discovered the local zoning commissioner's battered body in her barn. Now Megan is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation--and she's the chief suspect. Can Megan dig through small-town secrets, local politics and old grievances in time to find a killer before that killer strikes again?
BITTER HARVEST (Book 2) due out March 7, 2017!
Praise for A MUDDIED MURDER:
Tyson gives us an evocative sense of place, a bit of romance, and dimensional characters with interesting backstories. Readers are left looking forward to the next book in the series and hankering for organic mushroom tartlets.” – Publishers Weekly
“Charming and entertaining cozy series debut…Megan is a spunky heroine who loves her family and wants to succeed. Readers of animal-centric cozies will flock to this.” – Library Journal
“A warmhearted mystery with an irresistible cast of characters, two- and four-legged alike. Tyson’s small town setting is a lush bounty for the senses, and the well-structured plot will keep you guessing right up until the satisfying conclusion.” – Sophie Littlefield, Edgar Nominated Author of The Guilty One
“Tyson grows a delicious debut mystery as smart farmer-sleuth Megan Sawyer tills the dirt on local secrets after a body turns up in her barn. You won’t want to put down this tasty harvest of a story.” – Edith Maxwell, Agatha-Nominated Author of Murder Most Fowl
“Fast paced, engaging characters, and a plot with as many twists and turns as a country road. Murder may be 'muddied' in Winsome, PA, but the book's a winsome winner.” – Gail Oust, Author of Cinnamon Toasted
“A good story with well-developed, fun characters. And anyone who grew up in a small town will remember ‘roots’ like these quite well. This is the book to enjoy on a nice spring day—sitting back, relaxing, and discovering Washington Acres.” – Suspense Magazine
“Hungry for a great mystery? A Muddied Murder is a delight and Wendy Tyson is a natural. She delivers a perfectly plotted mystery with well-planted clues and a healthy dose of secrets. This first Greenhouse Mystery will only whet your appetite for more.” – Sparkle Abbey, Author of Raiders of the Lost Bark
“Tyson weaves an irresistible story with delicious food, scheming villagers, and a secret worth killing for. Her heroine, prodigal daughter of Winsome, PA Megan Sawyer, may not carry a gun, but she’s packing brains, courage, and loads of integrity. Megan is a star. She”ll carry this winsome new series far.” – James W. Ziskin, Anthony Award-Nominated Author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries
“I love the comfortable tone and how easy the chapters flow from scene to scene giving me a glimpse into all the players in this well-executed mystery…kept me engaged in all of the happenings from the discovery of the body, to the interaction with the townsfolk and to events leading up to the apprehension of the killer, while exposing secrets that I hope we get to delve into in the next book in this delightfully charming debut series.” – Dru’s Book Musings
"A MUDDIED MURDER is a phenomenal start to what looks to be a promising mystery series. Wendy Tyson packs a lot into this mystery as we get well developed characters, excellent world building, and one darned good mystery! I look forward to seeing how Megan's organic farm and café fare in future books as I'm definitely cheering for their success!" - Fresh Fiction