In Hillsbrook, New York, the economy is dramatically changing. The Upstate New York town is seeing more and more of the locally owned dairy farms going out of business. Dr. Deirdre "Didi" Nightingale, predominately a dairy veterinarian, knows for her to survive the onslaught, she must change her practice, which is why she is traveling to Atlantic City to attend the Eastern States Veterinary Convention. In Dutchess County where Hillsbrook is located there is many big horse-breeding stables that hire vets and she plans to become one of them.
Didi particularly wants to hear the lecture of renowned vet Eleazar Wynn, who has had extraordinary success with lame horses. Didi happen to be in a shoe store at the same time as Wynn when an unknown assailant kills the latter using a letter opener. Wynn's widow offers Didi a large sum of money to complete her spouse's manuscript. Didi accepts the offer only to watch people near her being killed. Not wanting to become the next victim, Didi begins her own investigation.
The long running Dr. Nightingale series continues its lighthearted, fun approach to reading due to an assortment of eccentric, hilarious secondary characters. DR. NIGHTINGALE SEEKS GREENER PASTURES is an enjoyable one-sitting read that holds the audience spellbound with its unexpected humor that fits comfortably inside a well-designed story line. Lydia Adamson has the ability to create an amateur sleuth novel that simultaneously appears lighthearted yet puzzling.