However, during a tour of Story’s hives, one of the guests is discovered dead. Which is not what Story needs at this juncture, especially since she and her honey Hunter Wallace have finally decided to take the relationship to the next level and move in.
As if a corpse isn’t enough to toss a wrench into the relationship, Story becomes the primary suspect when the carrot juice served at breakfast contains poison. Story has to pull herself out of the sticky situation she is trapped in and to comb through the details to find a killer.
Reed conveys the sweetness smoothly with the fourth volume in the Queen Bee Mystery series. Reed’s deliverance and knowledge of the beekeeping world and Wisconsin setting is energetic, engaging, and enlightening. It’s obvious a few bees have been up her hive. What? I mean by the titillating tidbits she trails throughout Beeline to Trouble, Reed knows her stuff. Geez, can’t you just find the jolly this season. Oh, wait, I did, but his name wasn’t Jolly… it was Freddy! Fa- La- La-La-La.
Oh, and for all you nosey bees, he wasn’t fast and furious, he was deliberate and rigorous. (wink)
When it comes to Story Fischer and the Wisconsin denizens in Reed’s imaginative world she sparkles. Reed is a gem of a storyteller and this is Baker’s best series yet.