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Rotten to the Core (Orchard Mystery, Bk 2)
Rotten to the Core - Orchard Mystery, Bk 2
Author: Sheila Connolly
Spring has come to Meg Corey's apple orchard-and it's quickly becoming a killer season.  Just as she's getting the hang of managing the two-hundred-year-old orchard she's inherited, the dead body of a local organic farming enthusiast is found in her springhouse.  And the only thing that's sprung is a murder accusati...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425228760
ISBN-10: 0425228762
Publication Date: 7/7/2009
Pages: 304
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3.9 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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The 1st book in this series was enough to make me continue on to book two. Book two was a great book, very solid. I like that this character is a strong determined person, not dingy, quirky or haphazard. The main topic, organic vs pesticides, was an interesting topic to me, and that topic was informative without being preachy or judgmental. I think one of the greatest quotes from the book was "any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind", by John Donne. To me it is the best motive for a character wanting to find the murder.

But as a cozy reader will you like it? YES? Now on to book 3.
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reviewed Rotten to the Core (Orchard Mystery, Bk 2) on + 404 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Learned a lot about apples and refurbishing turn of the century homes. That is why I like cozy mysteries, you learn things you don't in just run of the mill mysteries. Some yummy sounding apple recipes too.
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I did not like this book. I enjoyed the first few chapters, as the characters were introduced and the scene was set, but then the apples starting rolling downhill from there. The murder/mystery itself was OK, but like 50% of the book tells about the main character learning about her new farm and learning how to run an orchard and all of the zillion things she needs to learn. I like to learn a little something about the topic in a "cozy" but this gave me way more than I would ever want to know. BORING. I had to skim through the last two thirds just to get to the end. I will not be reading another one in this series for sure.
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Really enjoyed the second edition to the Meg Cory series.....she is a believable character......Interesting information regarding her apple orchard as well.....looking forward to next book....

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