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The Garden Plot

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  • In an entirely appealing mystery debut, Marty Wingate introduces readers to a curious Texas ex-pat whose English gardening expertise on occasion leads her to unearth murderous goings-on.

    Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to London, she can't imagine ever leaving—though she has yet to find a plum position as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms. Determined to stay in her beloved adopted country, Pru takes small, private gardening jobs throughout the city.

    On one such gig in Chelsea, she makes an extraordinary find. Digging in the soil of a potting shed, Pru uncovers an ancient Roman mosaic. But enthusiasm over her discovery is soon dampened when, two days later, she finds in the same spot a man's bludgeoned corpse. As the London police swarm her worksite, ever inquisitive Pru can't quite manage to distance herself from the investigation—much to the dismay of stern Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse. It seems that, much as he tries, even handsome DCI Pearse can't keep Pru safe from a brutal killer who thinks she's already dug up too much.
    Marty Wingate's captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:

    The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS

    The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO
    Praise for The Garden Plot

    "Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader."—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman

    "Classy, clever and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery."—Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn

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    Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: May 6, 2014

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9780804177702
    • Release date: May 6, 2014

    EPUB eBook

    • ISBN: 9780804177702
    • File size: 2654 KB
    • Release date: May 6, 2014

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    Kindle Book
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    subjects

    Fiction Mystery

    Languages

    English

    USA TODAY BESTSELLER
  • In an entirely appealing mystery debut, Marty Wingate introduces readers to a curious Texas ex-pat whose English gardening expertise on occasion leads her to unearth murderous goings-on.

    Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to London, she can't imagine ever leaving—though she has yet to find a plum position as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms. Determined to stay in her beloved adopted country, Pru takes small, private gardening jobs throughout the city.

    On one such gig in Chelsea, she makes an extraordinary find. Digging in the soil of a potting shed, Pru uncovers an ancient Roman mosaic. But enthusiasm over her discovery is soon dampened when, two days later, she finds in the same spot a man's bludgeoned corpse. As the London police swarm her worksite, ever inquisitive Pru can't quite manage to distance herself from the investigation—much to the dismay of stern Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse. It seems that, much as he tries, even handsome DCI Pearse can't keep Pru safe from a brutal killer who thinks she's already dug up too much.
    Marty Wingate's captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:

    The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS

    The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO
    Praise for The Garden Plot

    "Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader."—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman

    "Classy, clever and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery."—Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn

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