Synopses & Reviews
Fifty-five year old adjunct professor Holly Donnelly and her recently widowed, younger sister, Ivy, a retired nurse, just want two weeks to garden, shop and sight-see. When Holly's trusted gardener, Juan Alvarez, is arrested for murder, the look-alike sisters become reluctant sleuths. Holly fears police detective, Nick Demarco, assumes Juan is guilty and won't conduct a proper investigation, while Ivy feels the "hunky" DeMarco is not only a good cop, but also a possible romantic match for her sister. Can the clues the sisters unearth from neighborhood gossip about the victim's family, a politically connected neighbor and a powerful real estate developer help save an innocent man, or will the two middle-aged gardeners dig up more than they bargain for? This is the first book in the Holly and Ivy Mystery Series. Book Two, Frost on the Bloom, takes place at Christmas time and will be ready for publication in December.