Animal, Vegetable, Murder, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Judy Dailey
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  • ISBN-10: 1432826913
  • ISBN-13: 9781432826918
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 252 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2013 | Published



Animal‚ Vegetable‚ Murder is a charming and laugh-out-loud start to Judy Dailey’s new mystery series set on an urban farm in Seattle. The aptly named Sunny Day Burnett — a passionate gardener — turns amateur sleuth to save the farm. She deftly deals with rogue chickens‚ wayward pole beans‚ and a killer with a surprisingly sympathetic agenda. Fix yourself a bowl of fresh organic veggies and enjoy.

Sunny Day Burnett juggles geriatric chickens’ corpses‚ and a cranky Scottish policeman in this charming mystery set on an urban farm in Seattle.

Gathering eggs for breakfast‚ Sunny discovers a neighbor face down and dead in a patch of Swiss chard. Worse yet‚ the murdered man is clutching a photograph of Sunny’s recently deceased husband wearing little more than a pink feather boa and red stilettos. Stunned‚ Sunny hides the picture — and her husband’s appalling fashion sense — from the police‚ but she can’t hide herself from a killer more voracious than a gray garden slug. Soon long-buried secrets are popping up like dandelions. Sunny must resolve her past if she wants a future. But time is running out and the day of harvest is near.

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Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan

Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.


“A newly-widowed urban farmer tries to reconcile her memories of her husband with the discovery she makes at the hands of a dead man. . . filled with interesting characters.”-Kirkus, February 15, 2013

— Kirkus

"UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL APRIL 1, 2013 “Filled with quirky yet believable characters, this first mystery is engaging up to and through the suspenseful conclusion. Sunny’s asides about the environment and the importance of organic living help to make her a sympathetic heroine.” - Booklist, April 2013 "

— Booklist