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Dead on the Vine

(2020)
(The first book in the Finn Family Farm Mystery series)
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Perfect for fans of B. B. Haywood and Peg Cochran, Ellie B. White's whimsical series debut is full of farm fun, complete with a helpful baby pig.

Reluctant farmer Charlotte Finn needs the help of the livestock to sleuth a mysterious death.

Charlotte Finn never wanted to inherit the family's produce farm--much less plow a heap of money into it. Her plan is to hammer a great big FOR SALE sign into the farm's fallow furrows--but Charlotte's sunny hopes of a quick sale succumb to a killing frost when she finds a dead body entwined supine in the tomato vines. The poor man, it seems, was run through...with a pitchfork?

Now, Charlotte is stuck with running the farm in the midst of a murder investigation. Charlotte's knowledge of farming is smaller than her bank balance, so she relies on caretakers Joe and Alice Wong and their farmhands. Can she trust them? She doesn't know them. There's also farmer Samuel Brown, who still carries a childhood grudge. But the case gets personal when Charlotte learns that the victim might have been her own kin--and seeds of suspicion grow into a fertile field of suspects.

Charlotte turns to the farm's pig to help root out the killer. Soon, the goats, geese, and horse join in, but will Charlotte harvest a murderer--or buy the farm?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dead on the vine is a funny, warm-hearted mystery sure to please." - Mollie Cox Bryan

"Dead on the Vine has it all—characters and a setting you will fall in love with and a plot that will keep you turning the pages!" - Peg Cochran

"A debut cozy mystery with a delightful and winning combination: a feisty heroine, a pig named Horse, an enchanting farm—and a mystery that will keep you guessing. Dead on the Vine checks all the boxes!" - Sally Goldenbaum

"A country-flavored read with a fresh farm-to-table rural setting and a suspenseful fast-paced plot. Mix in a few additional ingredients, like a charming cast, a crime-solving pig, and a loyal lady bug, and you have the perfect recipe for a fun and lively cozy." - B B Haywood

"Buckle up for a crazy ride when Charlotte Finn inherits the family farm—and her family’s darkest secrets. Did these secrets spawn a murder? Author Elle Brook White kept me in my seat around every curve to the very last page." - Barbara Ross


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Used availability for Elle Brooke White's Dead on the Vine

Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
ISBN: 1-64385-296-5 / 978-1-64385-296-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead on the Vine (Finn Family Farm)
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
ISBN: 1-69059-913-8 / 978-1-69059-913-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery (Finn Family Farm mysteries (1))
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
ISBN: 1-69059-917-0 / 978-1-69059-917-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead on the Vine: A Finn Family Farm Mystery
Author(s): Elle Brooke White
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU