Killer in the Kiwis

· Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 11 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
41 reviews

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A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. ... Chaos again. ... Winning is important, ... at least for some!

Doreen is overwhelmed with joy when she sees all the volunteers who show up to help get her deck addition built. Most of the men are cops, friends of Corporal Mack Moreau’s, and are happy to help Mack’s special friend and the lady who has helped solve so many crimes for them with a spot of home renovation.

But before the deck improvement can be finished, duty calls, and the cops are called away on a case. Another gray-haired lady has dropped dead. Yet another heart attack victim is added to the long line of previous ones. And, of course, neither of these recently deceased women had a heart condition that would explain their sudden demise.

With her animals at her side, Doreen is determined to figure out what the ladies had in common, plus why and how kiwis keep popping up in this case. As she digs into the ladies’ lives, the things Doreen discover are shocking, … but not as shocking as the answer is to this riddle …

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;

41 reviews
Carol Specker
October 15, 2020
Killers in the Kiwis The Lovely Lethal Gardens is another alphabet mystery series. Although the books do n0t need to be read in order, this book is better if you have read the other books. Usually, Doreen finds something that leads her into solving a cold case. Her friend Mack of the RCMP is always warning her to stay out of his business, but she always ends up getting herself in trouble while solving the case. This book focused on her with the mystery as a side note. A big part of the book was how all of Mack’s friends helped to build Doreen a deck and patio. This book was also different because Mack worked with her to solve an active case. On another note, one of the background stories revolved around the fact that the lawyer for her divorce happened to be the woman her ex was having an affair with. Mack has a brother that is a lawyer, and he thinks that she has a case against her lawyer and may be due a better settlement. There were hints in this book, that something was going to happen on that front in the next book. I really love this series and I am not looking forward to getting to the end of the alphabet. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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dita rizky
October 12, 2020
Wohoooo yeah Doreen and her fur babies is back to solve a case and this time an active case with a mix of cold case, and if you a follower of this series, an active case means there'll be a lot of interaction with Mack and who can say no to Corporal Mack, I love when Doreen and Mack together, sparks everywhere. Then there's the action from Mugs, Goliath and Thaddeus, although not as much as I wanted it's still adorable. The deck thing though, I skipped that part a lot, love the good deed behind it, it's like the community thanks Doreen for all the cases she's solved, but the technical part is kinda unexciting for me, but the sneak peak...OMG...I'm super excited for that one, I want the next book like yesterday. So overall I enjoyed it a lot considering I finished it in one sitting.
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Cheryl McCullough
September 26, 2020
Doreen is one smart, loveable person and I enjoy this series. The relationship with her grandmother, Nan, her friendship that appears to every so slowly be developing into more with Mack the Detective, the relationship with her animals. I like that her deck is finally done, and I wonder about her garden. When she sits on her deck and looks out I just feel her peace, her happiness. This one had grandmas dropping left and right and fear for her Nan drives her to investigate, or poke her nose in :) I admit this one had me stumped. OK most do, but this one I couldn't quite figure out how Doreen put it all together. Usually when I get to the end (where I am always surprised on the culprit) I understand her conclusion. I think that might be because I am so looking forward to Lifless in the Lilies. Thank you Dale Mayer Booksprout for the arc. I freely share my thoughts and opinions, unsolicited.
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About the author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.

She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

And that’s okay too.

There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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