Dirty Rotten Tendrils

The tenth book in Kate Collins’ Flower Shop mystery series is being released today!

I’ve mentioned this series before.  Beginning with the first book – Mum’s the Word – it’s about Abby Knight, a woman who leaves law school and opens “Bloomers”, a flower shop in her small town.  From Kate’s bio:

For her plots, Kate draws upon her own love of flowers, a multitude of crazy cats who’ve allowed her to care for them, an even crazier family, a lawyer husband, and an intimate knowledge of life in a Midwestern college town. She states firmly for the benefit of all who live near her that none of the zany characters that populate the fictional town of New Chapel are based on people she knows. Honest.

The Flower Shop mysteries, in order, are:

Mum’s The Word
Slay It With Flowers
Dearly Depotted
Snipped In The Bud
Acts of Violets
A Rose From The Dead
Shoots To Kill
Evil In Carnations
Sleeping With Anemone
Dirty Rotten Tendrils

Unfortunately, right now Kate cannot promote her book release.  This past week she suffered a great personal loss –  her husband passed away suddenly.  The cozy chicks – a group of cozy mystery authors – have dedicated their fall newsletter and their blog to Kate, and are asking people to buy an extra copy of the new book as a gift, or as a donation to a local library, in honor of her husband.

So… a new contest!   Leave a comment here telling me about your favourite mystery author and why,  and on Saturday I’ll draw a name out of the hat and send that person a copy of Dirty Rotten Tendrils, in honor of Kate’s husband.

So who wants to enjoy a new book?


5 Responses to “Dirty Rotten Tendrils”

  1. Nupur Says:

    I love the Ladies No. 1 Detective Series by Alexander McCall Smith. They are not mysteries in the usual sense of blood and gore and murders, but the small and big problems in everyday life solved by the wise and wonderful Precious Ramotswe. These are books that are so uplifting and happy and give me a glimpse into life in one corner of Africa, and that’s why I love this author.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. knittingdancer Says:

    I like the knitting murder series by Maggie Sefton for a less violent murders and the Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen. Eve Duncan is a foresnic scupltor who put face to unindentified skulls especially children. Her daughter Bonnie was taken and the body has never been found. All of the books are about a murder mystery. These mysteries does have blood, gore and sex in them.

  3. Laura Bartlett Says:

    My very favorite mystery author is definitly Laurie R. King. Her series, which begins with ‘The Beekeeper’s Apprentice’ follows the adventures of Mary Russell–a young, intellectual woman who’s smarts and savvy take England by storm, not to mention her partner in crime. Sherlock Holmes, in his ‘retirement years’, takes up the role of instructor in the young Russell’s life, and makes a profound impression upon the young woman, and vice versa. Russell rises to the challenge, and in many cases astounds the old detective with her quick wit and spitfire, no-nonsense attitude. Eventually the young apprentice is brought along to investigate a case alongside the brilliant Sherlock Holmes, and the end result is a wonderful new twist on the old classic. King has managed to create a somewhat stonger version of the great Sherlock Holmes in female form, and the battles, adventures, and conversations that arise allow the reader to see the man in a completely new light. Each and every book in the series promises to make you laugh and exude the feisty nature of Mary Russell and the grand Mr. Holmes. King brings an entirely new meaning to the woman behind the man.

  4. Kathy V. Says:

    Wow, hard to pick a favoirte cozy author… Monica Ferris comes to mind first. I’ll have to give the flower shop series a try, it sounds very intersting.

  5. Esther Says:

    My favourite is Agatha Christie.
    Her books were some of the first adult fiction I read. My grandmother collected them and as I became a fan I helped her. I still have most of the collection and everytime I look at one of the books I am reminded of my grandmother.

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