Evidence in the Echinacea

· Lovely Lethal Gardens (Ebook Series) Book 5 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
41 reviews

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Riches to rags. ... Controlling to chaos. ... But murder ... well maybe …


Doreen’s success at solving murders has hit the newswires across the country, but all Doreen wants is to be left alone. She has antiques to get to the auction house and a relationship with Corporal Mack Moreau to work out, not to mention a new friendship to nurture with Penny, Doreen’s first friend in Kelowna, and Doreen doesn’t want to ruin things.

But when a surprise accusation won’t leave Doreen alone—about Penny’s late husband George’s death and made by one of the men Doreen helped put away—she thinks that maybe it can’t hurt to just take a quick look into her new friend’s past.

Before Doreen knows it, she’s juggling a cold case, a closed case, and a possible mercy killing … along with cultivating her relationships with Penny, Mack, and Doreen’s pets: Mugs, the basset hound; Goliath, the Maine coon cat, and Thaddeus, the far-too-talkative African gray parrot. And while Mack should be used to Doreen’s antics by now, when she dives into yet another of his cases it’s becoming increasingly hard to take ...

cozy mystery; riches to rags; clean romance; animal mystery; cat and dog; mystery; Female sleuth; back yard mystery; Mystery; Animals; Parrots; Birds; Fun; amateur sleuths; mysteries with dogs; mysteries with Cats; Clean and wholesome;

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41 reviews
Cheryl Davis
May 15, 2019
This book follows where the previous book left off and is just as fun. Love the way the characters, Doreen and Mack interact with each other and how they both work on solving cold cases (crimes) in their town together. I absolutely love how three of the main characters are animals. You have Mugs, the Basset who Doreen brought with her when she moved into her Grandmother's home. There is also a Maine Coon with the name of Goliath and an absolutely hilarious parrot by the name of Thaddeus. Both Goliath and Thaddeus were her Grandmother's pets until her Grandmother moved into a retirement home. These animals are so much part of the book that I don't think the story would be the same without them. This book had another mystery that Doreen ends up working on with the help of Mack. Loved the way the story continued from the previous book and ends with you impatiently wanting to read the next book in the series. Love these "hard to put down" books and can't wait for the next one! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Cheryl McCullough
May 11, 2019
I like the fact that each book provides me information about plants and gardens,things that I didn't realize piqued my interest and I can go to the library and learn about. Doreen is helping me with my garden and she doesn't even realize! I am grateful that she finally has the garage cleaned out and most of the house, it's like opening the door to other possibilities now. Now get your tush in gear and get your bedroom taken care of and for gosh sake find the papers, I think priorities are a little out of whack. Mack seems to be growing as well, becoming more accepting. I love watching Doreen develop and I am curious as to what she will do in the future....police? P.I.? Possibilities. Muggs, Goliath and Thaddeus are all here sharing in the opportunities and excitement. I really like that fact this is book you can read with young adults, teenagers and share together. Thank you Dale Mayer, Book Sprout for the arc. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were unsolicited.
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Kathy B
May 2, 2019
This book answers many questions from Dagger in the Dahlias (some the reader may not have even realized existed until diving into this book). Doreen continues to find her way in her new life. Mack is teaching more than cooking and is more open to new opinions. This book, like the other 4 books in the Lovely Lethal Gardens Series from Dale Mayer, is written in a classic style, one for all ages, which hints of romance nestled in friendship, family and friendship. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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