Wendy Sand Eckel, USA

Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Publisher: Level Best Books

Mystery at Windswept Farm

  • Mystery


In Wendy Sand Eckel’s much-anticipated third book in the Rosalie Hart Mystery Series, Rosalie’s hard-earned organic farm certification is threatened by a toxic neighbor who is about to crop dust his winter wheat. When their impulsive farm hand decides to confront him, she finds his lifeless body inside the door of his home on Windswept Farm. In the midst of the mayhem, Rosalie’s beloved Day Lily Café hosts a 5-day cooking school. Marco Giovanelli, a celebrated Italian chef, arrives in Cardigan and a sumptuous situation ensues. When one of the students falls ill with the same poison that killed the farmer, Rosalie and her best friend and head waiter, Glenn, take matters, and homemade pasta dough, into their own hands. With Mystery at Windswept Farm, Eckel once again brings the fictional town of Cardigan to life and delights with suspense, humor, and mouth-watering menus.

Book Reviews

I had not read Wendy Sand Eckel’s work prior to being gifted Mystery at Windswept Farm, but I’m now a big fan. This book had a lot more depth than the usual cozy mystery; the plot was well thought out and I loved how it was interwoven with the Day Lily Café and small town life. I loved the characters; they were well-defined and their roles were very clear throughout. There’s a lot going on in this story and yet you are never confused as to who is doing what. I would strongly recommend Mystery at Windswept Farm (and Ms. Eckel’s other books in the Rosalie Hart Mystery series) to anyone wanting to escape to a fascinating whodunit for a few hours. I’m looking forward to reading more of Ms. Eckel’s series.

Reviewed by
Linda Thompson
United States