What people are saying about Dying for Strawberries

“Set in beautiful western Michigan, Sharon Farrow’s Berry Basket Mystery Series is delightful! A clever plot combined with lovable characters had me furiously turning pages to find out whodunit. Farrow deftly weaves multiple plot threads together for a satisfying conclusion that left me anxiously awaiting the next installment. Highly recommended!” – Dawn Eastman, national bestselling author of the Family Fortune Mystery series

If you are looking for a delicious new series, look no further than Dying for Strawberries. A strong main character and a fast moving mystery will leave you hungry for more. Five Stars! – Carstairs Considers

 “Charm and wit draw you in to this debut series and the mystery is action packed and kept me turning the pages to the end. The berry recipes are scrumptious and Marlee Jacob is a protagonist with a big heart and gumption. Small towns in Michigan are ripe for tourism and intrigue.” – Nancy Coco, national bestselling author of the Mackinac Island Candy-coated Fudge shop series.

“5 Stars***** I really enjoyed this first outing of the Berry Basket mysteries, with it’s crazy cast of characters, and well plotted and written story.  Hope to see more of these books.” – Murder, Mystery & More

“Strawberry picking at its finest.  Dying for Strawberries has it all.  Delicious small town ambience, tasty cast of characters, and a plot so satisfying you’ll want to return for another serving of the Berry Basket Mysteries.” – Gail Oust, author of the Spice Shop Mystery series

“What a delicious start to a new series! This was a fast paced mystery with an interesting and diverse cast of characters that I could actually care about. There were plenty of suspects, and enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and I can’t wait to make some Strawberry Smash muffins!” – The Book’s The Thing

“A good beginning to a new cozy series. The author did a good job with giving us some charming characters to fall in love with as well as a location we will want to keep visiting. This was a quick read for me as I could not wait to find out who was the murder. It is a good mystery when I have a difficult time figuring out the “whodunit” and this book did that for me. I am looking forward to more books in this series and to see what happens next.” – A Holland Reads

“A good job was done with the pool of suspects and some strategically placed clues that included some twist and turns which added to my reading pleasure. I enjoyed this engaging whodunit that boasts a wonderful cast of characters and good dialogue and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Marlee’s world.” – Dru’s Book Musing

“What a treat! Dying for Strawberries whips up the perfect recipe for a great cozy: A charming setting, a feisty heroine, and a smart mystery. The town of Oriole Point is the perfect blend of quaint and quirky; Berry Basket owner Marlee Jacob is independent and ingenious; and the mystery is snappy and satisfying. A five-star cozy!” – Cindy Brown, Agatha nominated author of the Ivy Meadows Mystery series

“A strong debut for this new series. The story had my attention right from the beginning and kept it all the way through the book. This is a well written cozy mystery with characters the reader will like and a well crafted mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.” – Peggy’s Bookshelf

“Whoever said small town life is dull never visited Oriole Point, Michigan! Marlee Jacob has enough humor and pluck to keep her lakeside town happily complicated for years to come.” – Laurie Cass, author of the Cat Bookmobile Mystery series

Night Owl TOP PICK: “I love reading cozy mysteries, and this one blew me away! I enjoyed it immensely. From page one, I connected with the characters and loved the quirky, historical town of Oriole Point. It’s a bit darker than most cozies, but still fun nonetheless. It’s very well-written as well and I’m in love with the author’s writing style. The mystery was very intriguing and thought out. I loved that it wasn’t so cut and dry. There are twists and so many suspects that the reader will be guessing until the end. Most cozies have a predictability element to them, but this one didn’t, which is why I’ll gladly pick up the next book in the series and anything else by this author. Night Owl Reviews Suspense

“Farrow begins her Berry Basket series with a story of a picturesque, touristy small town … but every town has its bad guy. The characters in this tale are fun and funky, and readers will enjoy the camaraderie between them. All in all, this is an enjoyable read.” – RT Book Review

“Highlights of this fast-paced and chunky mystery (almost 350 pages, longer than the usual amateur sleuth book) include Marlee’s solid friendships that come through for her, and the yummy recipes at the back. (I plan to try the Strawberry Nut Bread soon.) A lively distraction from real life, for at least a few hours!” – Kingdom Books, a recommended “Amateur Sleuth Mysteries to Lower the Holiday Stress”

“5 Stars***** The characters are well developed, well rounded and three dimensional.  I enjoyed getting to know Marlee, her friend Tess and her friend Max. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy fast read. There were so many suspects to consider that is was like a Who’s Who in killers.  And there were enough twists and turns and clues to pick up along the way that I never did figure out who the murderer was until it was revealed at the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery.  I am happy that this is the first book in what I hope is a long series.”  – MJB Reviewers

“From the moment I saw the cover art on this new book and heard that subsequent books would be centered around a variety of berries, I knew Sharon Farrow had found a winning combination! I like how the protagonist, Marlee, is already established in town with her business, The Berry Basket, instead of starting brand new. This gives a wider variety of supporting characters to interact with and gives greater insight into who Marlee is. The mystery and subplots are nicely woven together which adds to the appeal of this book. I was delighted to find out that not only was there a story centered around strawberries but the author includes several yummy strawberry recipes!” – Cinnamon And Sugar…And A Little Bit of Murder