Murder by Vegetable: The Baby Quilt
by Barbara Graham
Review by Sherry Lilley
Five Star Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781432826215
Date: 19 October 2012
When Park County threw the first annual Ramp Festival, no one quite knew what to expect. The food would be interesting, ramps being a cross between garlic and onions. The entertainment would be mostly entertaining. No one really enjoyed the Elves, but the rest of the entertainment would be all right. The display of medieval weapons, modified to use vegetables as projectiles, sounded interesting. The location, the folk museum, was perfect.
So what went wrong? Harrison Ragsdale, the local game warden, showed up and somebody killed him. Nobody liked him, but that's no reason to kill him. But somebody did. And no, he wasn't killed by flying ramps from the vegetable catapult.
Who killed Ragsdale is the biggest mystery, but there are a number of small ones to keep you guessing. Why are people's pets disappearing? Did Ragsdale have anything to do with the missing pets? Who's the dead man in the burned out home, and how did he get dead? And where's Baby? The bear has been missing for days. It's a fun trip through the book to get to the answer to these and other questions.
The book is fun. It's charming, sometimes silly, and thoroughly enjoyable.
As an added bonus, the book includes a pattern for a mystery quilt.