Nightshade on Elm Street (Mass Market)

A Flower Shop Mystery

By Kate Collins

Berkley, 9780451238504, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (4/10/2013)

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Enjoy her wedding shower…or receive a cold dunking?

In addition to running her flower shop, planning her wedding, and juggling two mothers who both want to host an elaborate bridal shower, Abby Knight is facing another complication. Her ditzy cousin Jillian asks her and her longtime beau, Marco, a private detective, to find a woman who’s gone missing from the exclusive beach house belonging to Jillian’s in-laws, the Osbornes. The missing woman is also the fiancée of Pryce Osborne, a wet noodle with a big bank account who dumped Abby just before their wedding several years ago. Merely being anywhere near Pryce makes Abby’s insecurities grow like kudzu….

Then a woman’s drowned body surfaces, and Pryce becomes a prime suspect in her death. Unless Abby and Marco can get a killer to come clean, their bridal shower will turn into a complete washout...and Pryce will be exchanging a sunny beach for a prison cell.

About the Author

Kate Collins, author of the Flower Shop Mystery series, 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.

Praise For Nightshade on Elm Street: A Flower Shop Mystery

Praise for the Flower Shop Mystery Series
“Snappier than a Venus Flytrap.”—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries

“[A] great mystery read.” —Maggie Sefton, national bestselling author of the Knitting Mysteries