From Book 1:When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmothers farm in Buttercup, Texas, shes 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 Lucys jam jars beside her…and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect.
Horrified, Lucy begins to talk to Netties neighbors, but the more she gets to know the townspeople, the more she realizes shes not the only one who had a beef with Nettie. Can she clear her name, or will her dream life turn into a nightmare?