It feels like we have book birthdays for Sheila three times a year. Oh, wait–we do! Today is the birthday of Picked to Die the eighth book in Sheila’s flagship Orchard Mystery series. Let’s see what it’s about.
A TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT
It’s harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiancé, Seth, are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building—and even worse, a young man related to one of Meg’s former apple pickers is found dead behind the local feed store—the couple’s carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled…
Meg can’t help but wonder: are they just unlucky, or is there something rotten in Granford? If so, she knows she’s got to seek out the bad apple before it ruins the whole bunch…
Barb: Happy Book Birthday, Sheila! Hard to believe this is the eighth Orchard Mystery. I’ve been around so long, I remember when you announced the deal at a Sisters in Crime New England meeting. Does it ever get old?
Edith: I remember that meeting, too! It was my first SINC NE meeting, at Kate Flora’s house. So many congrats on your continued success. I love all three of your series, but I think I like the orchard series the best, so I can’t wait to read Picked to Die.
Sherry: I’m so happy for you, Sheila! I don’t know how you manage three series and your romantic suspense but as a reader I’m grateful you do!
Jessie: Sheila, you are an inspiration to us all! Thanks for showing us it can be done!
Julie: Barb and Edith, I remember that meeting too! Sheila, happy book birthday!! I love the Orchard series, and can’t wait to read this one. I may need to go apple picking this weekend to celebrate–and of course, get some apple cider doughnuts.
Liz: Sheila, so happy for you. You’re truly an inspiration. I love this series, and can’t wait to get to this book. Wishing you many more series and much success!
Readers: Which of Sheila’s books have you read? (Or, why haven’t you?) Any questions for this NYT-bestselling, award-winning, super-productive, and extraordinarily nice (and generous) author?