No Farm No Fowl is a spinoff from Julie Anne Lindsey‘s Bonnie and Clyde series. This book is set in Meadowbrook, a small simple-living community in the larger town of Cromwell, which neighbors Bliss, which is the setting for the Bonnie and Clyde books. Readers of that series have already met the narrator and heroine of No Farm No Fowl, but you needn’t have read the others in order to enjoy this one!
Louisa Eggers grew up a socialite and she knows that she will one day have to step into her mama’s high-society shoes. In the meantime, though, she is living her dreams by raising chickens and operating her souffle stand. Her sidekick, Thelma, is a prize-winning chicken with personality and panache!
As No Farm No Fowl begins, Louisa is eagerly awaiting a food critic’s review of her souffle stand, Souffle the Day. But the comments turn out to be not at all was she expected or hoped for. She is determined to speak with the critic and persuade him to give her place another shot. Louisa seizes the opportunity when she finds that he–and many others–are at her barn-turned-food-stand, but that encounter ends even worse: with the food critic dropping dead at her feet. When the police put Louisa at the top of their suspect list, she and friends Eli and Mary launch their own search for the killer.
No Farm No Fowl is a quick, fun read for curious sleuths. And, if you enjoy it, be sure to check out the Bonnie and Clyde series, too!