Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery
by Marty Wingate
Marty Wingate has done it again! I have read all the books in the potting shed series of mysteries and she continually and consistently comes up with great plots, unique scenarios, quirky characters and all so brilliantly written!
~CAROLE’S BOOK CORNER
I love this series, and will cheerfully scoop up any mystery that Marty Wingate writes.
The individual histories unfold with tension rising and falling…
~Christa Reads and Writes
English village setting, quirky characters, lots of dry humor, and a murder, of course … Best-Laid Plants is the perfect cozy mystery.
~The Power of Words
While the mystery is first class, it is Pru who makes these books a must read. Not only do I wish to see her triumph each time, I enjoy watching her grow as a person.
Best-Laid Plants is a wonderful addition to the Potting Shed Mysteries ‘garden’ I had a sense, when I first received a copy of “The Garden Plot” a couple of years beck, that I held something special in my hands. That feeling continues strong with Best-Laid Plants.
I love the Potting Shed Mysteries. I’ve read several in this series, and other books written by Marty, and I’ve loved each and every one…This is a fabulous addition to this series.
~A Chick Who Reads
Best-Laid Plants: A Potting Shed Mystery
6th in Series
Alibi (October 17, 2017)
Print Length: 294 pages
A trip to the English countryside turns into a brush with death for Pru Parke, the only gardener whose holiday wouldn’t be complete without a murder to solve.
Pru and her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in the picturesque Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden, with its lovely Thyme Walk, has fallen into heartbreaking neglect. With the garden’s owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she’s starting to make headway, she stumbles upon Batsford’s body in the garden—dead and pinned beneath one of his limestone statues.
With such a small police force in the area, Christopher is called upon to lead the investigation. Pru can’t imagine anyone murdering Batsford Bede, a gentle man who preferred to spend his time in quiet contemplation, surrounded by nature. But as her work on the garden turns up one ominous clue after another, Pru discovers that the scenery is more dangerous than she or Christopher could have anticipated.
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About the Author
Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines including Country Gardens and theAmerican Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marty-Wingate/e/B001JS1AIS
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