Synopses & Reviews
Something Old, Something New...
For Bretta Solomon, professional florist and budding sleuth, River City's wedding of the year is proving her biggest floral challenge. The impossible demands of the mother-of-the-bride are pushing Bretta, along with the wedding planner, hair stylist, and caterer, from normal jitters to a nervous breakdown. And then, along with 100 yards of tulle, everything begins to unravel.
First an elderly gardener keels over on the job. Then Claire of Claire's Hair Lair suffocates on gobs of mousse. Bretta wants to investigate, only she's juggling the bridal arrangements along with fast blooming personal issues, from her father's wacky plan for a detective agency to an unexpected romance. But when a macabre bouquet arrives-along with an attempt on her own life-Bretta realizes she must stop a killer driven by dark desires and twisted revenge.
"The suspenseful, twist-filled plot accelerates toward a fitting climax."--Publishers Weekly
"Sure to become a perennial favorite of gardening mystery fans."--Booklist
Bretta Solomon is thrilled to finally have a day off. That is until her second in command at the nursery comes down with a sinus infection and Bretta is forced to spend her free time attending a funeral for which her flower shop provided the arrangements. And so she has death on her mind when she arrives at the Customer Appreciation fair at the Parker Wholesale Greenhouse. It's a good thing, too, because it's not long before death becomes the only thing she can possibly think of, and a violent, bloody death it is. When a greenhouse assistant is found lying in a pool of blood on a dimly lit patch of lawn next to a beautiful garden, Bretta is once again in the thick of things.
Janis Harrison's gardening mysteries combine a popular "cozy" pastime with a delightfully populated small Missouri town and juicy mysteries. In her fourth outing, Bretta Solomon has been hired along with a few other River City business owners to put together the town's wedding of the year. But when the landscaper responsible for the nuptial's setting and the bride's hairdresser both die suspiciously on the same day, Bretta can't help but think there's something more sinister in the air than love and marriage. It's up to her to figure out just exactly what's going on before the guests arrive for the big event, and with Janis Harrison at the controls it's sure to be another fantastic outing in an admirable series.
Hired along with other River City business owners to put together the wedding of the year, Bretta Solomon suspects something when the wedding landscaper and the bride's hairstylist die suspiciously on the same day. Martin's Press.
About the Author
, author of three previous Bretta Solomon mysteries, owns and operates a greenhouse in Windsor, Missouri.