Arsenic in the Azaleas

Valley Publishing Limited

Narrated by Vanessa Moyen

6 hr 44 min

Book 1: Lovely Lethal Gardens

Riches to rags. ... Controlling to chaos. ... But murder ... seriously?

After her ex-husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery's chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother, Nan's, dilapidated old house in picturesque Kelowna ... and the added job of caring for the animals Nan couldn’t take into assisted living with her: Thaddeus, the loquacious African gray parrot with a ripe vocabulary, and his buddy, Goliath, a monster-size cat with an equally monstrous attitude.

It’s the new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound, Mugs, desperately need. But, just as things start to look up for Doreen, Goliath the cat and Mugs the dog find a human finger in Nan’s overrun garden.

And not just a finger. Once the police start digging, the rest of the body turns up and turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime.

With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues and getting on Corporal Mack Moreau’s last nerve, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.


LOVELY LETHAL GARDENS SERIES
  • Arsenic in the Azaleas
  • Bones in the Begonias
  • Corpse in the Carnations
  • Daggers in the Dahlias
  • Evidence in the Echinacea
  • Footprints in the Ferns
  • Gun in the Gardenias
  • Handcuffs in the Heather
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Publisher
Valley Publishing Limited
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Published on
May 23, 2019
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Duration
6h 44m 42s
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ISBN
9781773361390
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Animals
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
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Eligible for Family Library

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Book 3: Lovely Lethal Gardens

Riches to rags. ... Chaos calms. ... Crime quiets. ... But does it really?

After getting involved in two murder cases in the short time she’s lived in picturesque Kelowna, divorcee and gardener Doreen Montgomery has developed a reputation almost as notorious as her Nan’s. The only way to stop people from speculating, is to live a life of unrelieved boredom until the media and the neighbors forget about her. And Doreen aims to do just that with a tour of Kelowna’s famed Carnation Gardens. Plants, more plants, and nothing whatsoever that anyone could object to.

But when she sees a fight between a beautiful young woman and her boyfriend, she can’t help but be concerned. Concerned enough that she follows the couple out of the parking lot and through town. And when gunshots interrupt the placid afternoon, it’s too late to worry about how her nemesis, Corporal Mack Moreau, will feel about her getting involved in yet another of his cases.

With bodies turning up in the carnations, and a connection to a cold case of a missing child from long ago, Doreen has her hands full, not least with trying to keep her involvement in the investigations a secret from her Nan, Mack Moreau, and especially the media. But someone’s keeping up with Doreen’s doings... and that someone can’t afford for her to find the answers to the questions she’s asking.


LOVELY LETHAL GARDENS SERIESArsenic in the AzaleasBones in the BegoniasCorpse in the CarnationsDaggers in the DahliasEvidence in the EchinaceaFootprints in the FernsGun in the GardeniasHandcuffs in the HeatherIcepick in the IvyJewels in the JuniperKiller in the Kiwis

Book 3: Lovely Lethal Gardens

Riches to rags. ... Chaos calms. ... Crime quiets. ... But does it really?

After getting involved in two murder cases in the short time she’s lived in picturesque Kelowna, divorcee and gardener Doreen Montgomery has developed a reputation almost as notorious as her Nan’s. The only way to stop people from speculating, is to live a life of unrelieved boredom until the media and the neighbors forget about her. And Doreen aims to do just that with a tour of Kelowna’s famed Carnation Gardens. Plants, more plants, and nothing whatsoever that anyone could object to.

But when she sees a fight between a beautiful young woman and her boyfriend, she can’t help but be concerned. Concerned enough that she follows the couple out of the parking lot and through town. And when gunshots interrupt the placid afternoon, it’s too late to worry about how her nemesis, Corporal Mack Moreau, will feel about her getting involved in yet another of his cases.

With bodies turning up in the carnations, and a connection to a cold case of a missing child from long ago, Doreen has her hands full, not least with trying to keep her involvement in the investigations a secret from her Nan, Mack Moreau, and especially the media. But someone’s keeping up with Doreen’s doings... and that someone can’t afford for her to find the answers to the questions she’s asking.


LOVELY LETHAL GARDENS SERIESArsenic in the AzaleasBones in the BegoniasCorpse in the CarnationsDaggers in the DahliasEvidence in the EchinaceaFootprints in the FernsGun in the GardeniasHandcuffs in the HeatherIcepick in the IvyJewels in the JuniperKiller in the Kiwis

Book 3: Lovely Lethal Gardens

Riches to rags. ... Chaos calms. ... Crime quiets. ... But does it really?

After getting involved in two murder cases in the short time she’s lived in picturesque Kelowna, divorcee and gardener Doreen Montgomery has developed a reputation almost as notorious as her Nan’s. The only way to stop people from speculating, is to live a life of unrelieved boredom until the media and the neighbors forget about her. And Doreen aims to do just that with a tour of Kelowna’s famed Carnation Gardens. Plants, more plants, and nothing whatsoever that anyone could object to.

But when she sees a fight between a beautiful young woman and her boyfriend, she can’t help but be concerned. Concerned enough that she follows the couple out of the parking lot and through town. And when gunshots interrupt the placid afternoon, it’s too late to worry about how her nemesis, Corporal Mack Moreau, will feel about her getting involved in yet another of his cases.

With bodies turning up in the carnations, and a connection to a cold case of a missing child from long ago, Doreen has her hands full, not least with trying to keep her involvement in the investigations a secret from her Nan, Mack Moreau, and especially the media. But someone’s keeping up with Doreen’s doings... and that someone can’t afford for her to find the answers to the questions she’s asking.


LOVELY LETHAL GARDENS SERIESArsenic in the AzaleasBones in the BegoniasCorpse in the CarnationsDaggers in the DahliasEvidence in the EchinaceaFootprints in the FernsGun in the GardeniasHandcuffs in the HeatherIcepick in the IvyJewels in the JuniperKiller in the Kiwis
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