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About Karen MacInerney and the Dewberry Farm Series

Craving a sweet escape? Fall into the warm, cozy worlds of Dewberry Farm and the Gray Whale Inn, both by Agatha-nominated author Karen MacInerney!

Karen's cozy mysteries are chock-full of quirky, lovable characters in quaint communities you'll want to visit again and again.  The Gray Whale Inn mysteries take place on beautiful Cranberry Island, Maine, featuring plucky innkeeper Natalie Barnes, and the Dewberry Farm mysteries, starring reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick, are set in bucolic Buttercup, Texas.  

The first two books of the Dewberry Farm mysteries, (Killer Jam and Fatal Frost, are on sale for just 99 cents this month (August 2019 --- the whole series is on Kindle Unlimited) and include delicious recipes you can make at home!  

Here's what Amazon reviewers are saying about  the Dewberry Farm mysteries...  

"Highly recommend this first book of a new series..." --- J. Daniel

"...a good mystery, delightful characters, and a fun setting that will bring cozy readers back for many more visits." --- Carstairs Considers 

"Totally loved Dewberry Farm!!!" --- DSam

Karen lives in Austin, Texas with her sassy family and her two dogs, Tristan and rescue pup Little Bit (both of whom have inspired characters in her books).  She loves writing, reading, taking long walks in nature, escaping to Maine, and experimenting in the kitchen (no fatalities yet, thank goodness---except for fictional ones). 

To download a free book, be sure to join Karen's Readers' Circle at www.karenmacinerney.com! You'll also receive member-exclusive content including short stories, giveaways, deleted scenes, recipes, and sneak peeks. And please join Karen on Facebook; she loves getting to know her readers there, and often hosts giveaways.  To be sure you don't miss sales, pre-orders and new releases, follow Karen on BookBub.


Killer Jam (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 1)Killer Jam (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 1) $0.99

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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 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 more she gets to know the townspeople, the more 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?


Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 2)Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 2) $0.99

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Lucy Resnick's nerves are as tight as a tea cozy. Her new goats, Hot Lips and Gidget, keep making a break for the town square, her truck is dying, and her boyfriend's gorgeous ex-wife is in town for the holidays. Worse, someone's digging holes on her land...and uprooting her peach orchard and dewberry patch in the process. Lucy needs additional holiday stress like she needs a blow to the head---which she receives one night, courtesy of the mystery digger.

When the dim-witted sheriff arrests one of Lucy's best friends, the former reporter puts her own problems on the back burner and starts investigating. What she finds is a patchwork of clues---an injured puppy, a sapphire necklace gone missing, and a string of poison-pen letters---that draws her deep into a web of small-town secrets.

Word travels fast in Buttercup. When the killer learns Lucy's on the trail, Lucy finds she needs more than her reporting skills to save her friend---she needs a Christmas miracle.


Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 3)Deadly Brew (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 3) $4.99

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Two witches, one haunted house... and a dash of murder. Will Lucy find the killer in time? Or will she be Buttercup's next resident ghost?

It's Halloween in Buttercup, Texas, and reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick is up to her ears in more than goats and wayward cows. Not only has her well dried up, but it turns out the old house Lucy recently moved to the farm has a reputation for spooks... and they are disturbingly active. Then a tarot card reading at a local mead winery foretells death... and minutes later, exotic game ranch owner Bug Wharton goes belly-up. Cause of death? Murder, by a fatal dose of bee venom. 

When the dimwitted sheriff fingers local witch and mead winery owner Serafine Alexandre, Lucy gets involved... and soon discovers that all kinds of things are brewing in Buttercup. 

And some of them are deadly.


Mistletoe Murder (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 4)Mistletoe Murder (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 4) $4.99

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It's beginning to look a lot like... Murder. 

It's Christmastime, and farmer Lucy Resnick is living the life she's always dreamed of. When she's not selling her jams, soaps, and mistletoe bundles at the Buttercup Christmas Market, she's enjoying cozy evenings by the fire with her knitting group--or her handsome veterinarian boyfriend Tobias Brandt. But less than a week before Christmas, a pall falls over the festive atmosphere when local man Randy Stone turns up with a knife in his back... and a sprig of mistletoe in his hair. 

Local sheriff Rooster Kocurek, never the brightest bulb on the string, is convinced it's an open-and-shut case--murder by jealous wife--but Lucy suspects otherwise. She soon discovers that Randy's life was more tangled than last year's Christmas lights... and that unless she wraps up the case fast, there might be more than one funeral this holiday season.


Dyeing Season (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 5)Dyeing Season (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 5) $4.99

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The eggs aren't the only things dyeing in Buttercup... 

It's springtime on Dewberry Farm, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is busy putting together her wares for the Easter Market. She's just finished potting the last of her herb starts when a tornado rips through her farm, destroying her crops, scattering her livestock and tearing up the barn.  As Lucy searches for two kids lost in the storm, she makes a grisly discovery: her neighbor's home health aide, Eva, strangled with a hand-knitted scarf.

While investigating the young woman's death, Lucy discovers that blood isn't always thicker than water... and that somebody may be taking advantage of the town's more vulnerable citizens.  When a second body turns up, drowned in a vat of dye, the whole town is walking on eggshells.  Will Lucy find the killer in time?

 

Wicked Harvest (Dewberry Farm Mysteries Book 6) $4.99

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Crisp autumn breezes, sizzling bratwurst, warm gingerbread cookies... and just a dash of murder.

It's Oktoberfest in Buttercup, Texas, and homesteader Lucy Resnick is taking a break from her chores to enjoy a day of bratwurst, craft beer, and German gingerbread at Sweetwater Brewery. But the day takes a bitter turn when one of the brewery owners turns up dead, crushed by a giant sack of barley. 

It doesn't take long for Sheriff Rooster (not the sharpest tool in the garden shed) to finger the victim's brother and co-owner, Simon Gustafson. But former investigative reporter Lucy senses that the blighted plants in her pumpkin patch aren't the only things rotten in Buttercup. Will she find the killer in time? 

Or will she be next in line for canning?