Murder by Vegetable: The Baby Quilt
Author: Barbara Graham
Published: October 19, 2012 by Five Star/Gale
Series Name: "A Quilted Mystery"
Category: Cozy/Small town
Main Character: Sheriff Tony Abernathy, Theo Abernathy, Harrison Ragsdale
Spring fever, coupled with a full moon, arrives in tiny Park County, Tennessee, and induces the well-named madness in its residents and visitors alike. Sheriff Tony Abernathy and his small contingent of deputies must slog through the morass of stupidity and bad behavior. His wife Theo is overwhelmed with running her quilt shop, raising their children and listening in at "gossip central".
Unfortunate timing puts the first Ramp Festival during the peak of spring fever. Residents and visitors wander elbow to elbow listening to music, eating vast amounts of food--including the odiferous ramps--while chatting, exploring craft booths and watching homemade weapons launch vegetables at a stock tank filled with water and rubber duckies. Chaos, fun and sudden death collide when a flying vegetable hits a partygoer.