The Christmas Garden Affair, Death Of A Political Plant, And Death Of A Garden Pest Were All Selections Of The Mystery Guild This Unique Series Combines Original Mysteries With Useful Gardening Tips Ann Ripley Promotes Her Books In Her Newsletter, Ripley S Garden Plots. 2.5 starsLouise Eldridge wife, mother, amateur sleuth, and host of a public television gardening show drives from her Virginia home to Bethesda, Maryland to tape a show at the Bethesda Garden Club s spring sale The TV episode showcases the club s president, Catherine Freeman, a wealthy, capable leader accustomed to winning first place in all garden club competitions Naturally, this irks other club members who crave recognition for their own prowess in growing plants and arranging flower
Up front, I must say that I chose to read this book on the basis of it s title and cover as part of a spring reading challenge I am doing Consequently it was quite different to the usual hard hitting thrillers and crime fiction that I would normally choose to read Set in upper class America, the main protagonist is TV journalist Louise Eldridge Following her filming of a segment for a friend s gardening club, the president of the club Catherine Freeman is shot and murdered in her car as she a Up front, I must say that I chose to read this book on the basis of it s title and cover as part of a spring reading challenge I am doing Consequently it was
This was an interesting mystery I have read a number of cooking, knitting, and crocheting mysteries but never one with a gardening theme I may check out others in this series since the characters were interest wives of spies. Set in DC area, Louise the main character, is a PBS host for a gardening show Plot revolves around competition high end plant sale leading , of course, to murder to gain the advantage of winning coveted blue ribbon access to contacts with seed companies.Very engaging and relaxing read. This is a fun book about a group of garden club ladies that try to solve the murder of their garden club president and get in deeper that they think. Too obvious. slow going, so much that I ll trade in the rest of the series for something else.
- 320 pages
- Death At The Spring Plant Sale
- Ann Ripley
- 11 December 2018 Ann Ripley