Quarry in the Quince

· Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 17 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
26 reviews

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Riches to rags ... Chaos is down ... Everyone loves sparkly rings ... Some more than others! 

Who knew a simple trip to the consignment store would find Wendy being strong-armed by two strangers? So not allowed—especially as it could affect Doreen getting her month-end check! Trying to get to the bottom of this is one convoluted story to sort out. It involves Bernard—an eccentric and handsome older man, who had a very young fiancée in his life—the breakup, and the resulting theft.

Corporal Mack Moreau is not at all happy with Doreen’s new male friend, Bernard, who has the money to keep her in the style she was accustomed to. However, Mack is happy Doreen is staying out of his cases, if only she could stay out of trouble! Then again, Doreen can find trouble like this without any effort on her part. At least this time she also befriends another Kelowna icon, who lives behind Wendy’s store and who is well-known for her quince jams and jellies.

Yet a big shiny reward from Bernard awaits someone who solves the theft and how it involves Wendy and the jam icon. Maybe—just maybe—that someone could be Doreen.

26 reviews
dita rizky
May 4, 2022
This is book 17th from my fav cozy mystery series. By now i'm so invested in Doreen's life story, her wittiness, her love life with Mack that growing in each book, her fur babies and I adore her relationship with Nan, and her relationship with everyone. I adore and admire Doreen from the first book. So there's no exception with this book, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. As for the mystery, it's about the cold case of the stolen yellow diamond mixed with quince jam. Yup it's another fun fast-paced mystery read. Definitely highly recommended book and highly recommended series for cozy mystery fans and everyone who's looking for a fun mystery read.
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Melissa Swafford
May 5, 2022
This was a very charming interesting mystery. Doreen stumbles into the case of the missing diamond ring while protecting her friend from bullies. As usual, Doreen, her beloved menagerie, Nan, and Mack engage us in figuring out who did what and where is the missing part. Very suspenseful, delightful story. Cannot wait to read Revenge in the Roses. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Moon Fox
April 27, 2022
This is another delightful entry in a series that never fails to put a smile on my face as I slap on my figurative detective cap and try to suss out who the culprit is before Doreen can beat me to it. Lol Yes, every entry of this series is fun, and I am always super excited to meet up with Doreen, Mack, Nan and the scene stealing trio of Muggs, Goliath and Thaddeus. The twisty tale will keep you glued to the pages and the mystery will have you guessing and working the case right along with these beloved characters. Along the way Doreen and Mack's slowly evolving relationship keeps us hooked with a ton of undeniable chemistry and a whole lot of "Will they or won't they", that means not only my head is invested but my heart also. Cannot wait for the next book!! This is my objective, unsolicited review.
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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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