Throw in the Trowel
A Flower Shop Mystery
By Kate Collins
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451415509, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
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I’m used to buried bulbs, not buried bodies
The couple that sleuths together
Flower Shop owner Abby Knight has just returned from a romantic honeymoon with the man of her dreams. There’s no reason for the bloom to be off the rose just because she and Marco are returning to normal life. But when Marco discovers a skeleton buried in the basement of his bar, it is a bit of a mood killer.
When the body is identified as a carpenter who went missing back in the 1970s, Abby and Marco decide to cultivate the clues to solve the cold case. What could be more romantic? But the deeper they dig, the more desperate the murderer grows. And if Marco and Abby don’t unearth the killer’s identity, they may not live to see their first anniversary.
Kate Collins grew up in a suburb of Hammond, Indiana, one block from the family home of author Jean Shepherd, whose humorous stories inspired Kate at an early age. After a stint as an elementary school teacher, Kate wrote children’s short stories and historical romance novels before turning to her true passion, mystery. The author of the popular Flower Shop Mystery series including Seed No Evil, Nightshade on Elm Street, and To Catch a Leaf, she lives in northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida.
Praise for the Flower Shop Mystery series:
“A new Abby Knight adventure? Wonderful! Kate Collins’ Flower Shop Mysteries are always an auto-buy for me!” –Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef series and the Manor House Mysteries
“Kate Collins delivers warm humor, a fast-paced mystery, and awesome flower power!” –Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author of the Booktown Mysteries