The Air is Ripe with Murder at the Apple Cider Slaying of Julie Anne Lindsey

The Air is Ripe with Murder in Julie Anne Lindsey’s Apple Cider Slaying

Back in Apple Cider Slaying  by Julie Anne Lindsey, apples are at the Heart of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year’s harvest is unseasonably ripe with murder.
Winnie’s Slow Cookin’ Cider

Released at Fri, 11 October 2019 11:00:38 +0000
Julie Anne Lindsey is an obsessive reader whose bookish soul was once torn between the love of the two favorite genres: toe-curling romance and chew-her-nails suspense. Now, she gets to compose both and she is loving every moment. Julie is the author of over twenty-five novels, composed both as herself and under several pen names. She writes string for Harlequin Sourcebooks, Kensington, Intrigue and Crooked Lane Books. When she is not creating new worlds and fostering fictional characters’ epic love, Julie could be seen carpooling her kids around Northeastern Ohio and plotting with her shamelessly enabling friends. Julie is represented by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. She’s a part of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Julie also writes mysteries under several pen names for Sourcebooks, Kensington and Crooked Lane Books. Find out more about Julie and her books at For more Cozy Mysteries, visit

Blossom Valley is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny’s beloved twenty-five-acre farm and household business. But any way you slice it, it’s struggling. That’s why they’re trying to drum up business with all the”First Annual Christmas at the Orchard,” a fantastic conservative holiday festival with enough delicious draw to fulfill apple-picking sailors and cider-loving tourists alike–until the whole endeavor requires a sour turn once the entire body of Nadine Cooper, Granny’s long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is located lodged in the apple press. With Granny the number one defendant, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before a different murder is delivered by the true killer. Get in your favorite reading nook and enjoy a cup of Winnie’s Slow Cookin’ Cider.

  • 1 dozen apples in many different tastes
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  1. Wash your apples thoroughly, then slice them before adding them into your slow cooker.
  2. Peel and quarter your lemon and oranges. Dip the pieces into the slow cooker with your apple slices.
  3. Fill the stove with water.
  4. Keep cooking until the apple slices are soft and tender.
  5. Mash the ingredients in the stove, then continue to cook another 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Cover a huge pot with cheesecloth and slowly pour the apple mixture in. Repeat the process several times as required to grab massive bits.
  7. Strain once again using a fine-mesh strainer to remove smaller bits. Repeat until the cider is smooth.
  8. Add vanilla extract and sugars whereas your cider is warm. Stir.
  9. Pour and enjoy cold or hot! Refrigerate or freeze leftover citrus.