Nabbed in the Nasturtiums

· Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 14 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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Riches to rags … Chaos might be slowing … Only a new murder occurs … Sending her off the trail again …

It’s been a tough few weeks since Robin and Mathew, Doreen’s ex-lawyer and her ex-husband, slid back into her life.

Okay, so maybe Robin isn’t here any longer to cause torment, but Mathew is. And he’s not planning to leave Doreen alone anytime soon, although thankfully he’s gone back home for a while. Trying to recuperate looks doubtful for Doreen, when a local gardener is kidnapped, while picking nasturtiums for dinner.

The case heats up when the missing man’s niece appears on Doreen’s doorstep, looking for help, including asking Doreen to accompany her to the police station.

Not at all sure what’s going on, but willing to help someone in need—particularly after having been a suspect herself—Doreen tags along, looking to do her good deed for the day.

But no good deed goes unpunished, and, when Mathew calls, Doreen gets more than she bargained for, including all the usual suspects: love, jealousy, and … greed. It takes everything from her feathered and furred critter team to keep her safe, as she digs to the bottom of yet another crazy case …

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;

30 reviews
Carol Specker
August 6, 2021
Nabbed in the Nasturtiums is the 14th book in the Lovely Lethal Gardens alphabet series. The book begins with Doreen recovering from the last case. Doreen has a knack for getting herself in the middle of murder cases. She usually can get a confession while being held at gunpoint by the murderer. This book was no different. Just like in the other books, her menagerie of pets (parrot, cat and dog) saves the day protecting her until Mack the cop shows up to arrest the suspect. Mack and Doreen spend a lot of time together eating meals. Mack even got all his friends to help donate material and build a deck for Doreen. I liked how their relationship has moved to the next level. Nothing physical, but they are starting to go on dates. Even though Doreen is afraid to have a relationship, each story brings them closer together. I like that the stories are starting to focus on the characters just as much as it does on the murder mysteries. As Doreen thinks about the life she gave up and the life she is living now. Doreen begins to see that Mack may like her as more than a friend. The question I have is, what will she do about it. I am looking forward to the next book to see how the relationship grows. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Pat Mottram
July 20, 2021
Yet another brilliant book in the "Lovely Lethal Gardens" series. Slightly dippy Doreen Montgomery was going through a traumatic divorce from her, wealthy, controlling husband, although it was her husband who was committing adultery with Doreen's Lawyer he was determined that he was going to keep everything, Doreen's lawyer thought differently. Doreen lived alone in the house that her Nan had given her, because she had been a trophy wife she had no skills that would help her get a job so with no money she had to learn quickly.....or not. Enter Corporal Mack Moreau of the Kelona PD, he became her friend, taught her to cook and look after the small amount of money that she had. Doreen discovers that she had a talent as an amateur sleuth, much to the exasperation of long suffering Mack, she was good at solving cold cades and was getting quite a reputation. When a young woman knocked on Doreen's door asking for help. Doreen should have run for the hills but of course she didn't.....this cold case turns out to be the most convoluted, complicated that Doreen had ever got herself involved in, Doreen was in deep trouble, Mack was worried, throw her ex husband into the mix and Doreen is out of her depth but does she give up ?, no, she carries on regardless. This is a lovely cosy mystery with danger and humour thrown in, naïve Doreen and protective Mack are growing closer but is she ready for another relationship. Doreen's menagerie of pets are really funny although definitely tongue in cheek, her wonderful Nan knows everyone and everything that is going on in Kelona and loves sharing her knowledge with Doreen. I look forward to the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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dita rizky
August 3, 2021
a 3.5 stars reads. This series definitely one of my fav cozy mysteries. The story is always about Doreen and her fur babies with unique side characters around her that are so loveable like Nan and Mack. No cold case this time for Doreen instead it's an ongoing case about missing person, typical Doreen she can't say no to any kind of case especially when someone contacting her to ask her to solve the case. So the journey to find out the truth begins. Another fun, full of laughter read for me and the most I'm super excited and really love about is the blooming of Mack and Doreen relationship, because I adore these two, they're just so perfect for each other, their banter so refreshing and cute and sweet and I loveee it. There's actions too and I always love when the fur babies take actions, I just want to have Mug, Goliath and Thadeus for myself. Although the plot twist kinda confusing for me in the end, I still enjoying it nonetheless. Totally recommended for anyone who loves a light and fun cozy mystery reads.
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