I had not yet read the books of the Peggy Lee series and was not familiar with forensic botanists other than watching those tv CSI shows. How extraordinary that one town would have two and they would live next door to each other. You gotta love cozies!
The family relationships in this series remind me of favorite tv shows Blue Bloods and The Closer with their law enforcement traditions and connections.
Nothing about this series is predictable.
While the murder in this story is not only to human victims I am pleased to note no animals (other than fish) are harmed in this mystery.
It has become a frequent and welcome addition to cozy mysteries to include recipes.
With Peggy being a botanist, I was pleased to find plant informational and historical snippets between chapters.
The action starts with an early morning phone call that can not be ignored.
Whatever has happened at The Potting Shed can't be described over the phone. Having such destruction at the beginning of landscaping season and so close to Mother's Day is a financial nightmare on top of the emotional turmoil. It is the perfect situation to discover who your true friends are.
Throughout this book trust and honesty play major roles. Secrets will be revealed.
This is a fast paced, complicated mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end -- with an additional end complication that guarantees you won't want to miss whatever happens next.
I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my review.
CONGRATULATIONS! This is the 10th year writing Peggy Lee so the authors would like to do a big anniversary prize with a book and a goody basket of seeds, gardening supplies, gloves, etc. for the gardeners out there who love Peggy Lee.