Mums and Mayhem (Hardcover)

A Magic Garden Mystery

By Amanda Flower

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643852980, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2020

List Price: 26.99*
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Description

A famous fiddler has been kilt. A magic garden's left to wilt. Does Fiona Knox's father hold the guilt? Will florist Fiona's blood be spilt?

World-famous fiddle player Barley McFee arrives in blustery Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for a grand homecoming concert organized by jeweler Bernice Brennan. Fiona Knox, owner of the Climbing Rose Flower Shop, is starting to regret volunteering to help with the concert. Bernice is an exacting taskmaster, and Fiona has enough tension dealing with her parents, who have traveled from Tennessee to visit Fi and her younger sister, Isla, and to reveal a secret about Fi's birth. But when Barley is found dead in his trailer during the concert's intermission, and his death is shockingly tied to Fiona's father, Fiona discovers there are more secrets surrounding her family than she realized.

Much to the chagrin of handsome Neil Craig, Chief Inspector of the County Aberdeen Police, Fiona delves into the case to clear her father's name. To make matters worse, Fiona learns that Duncreigan, the magical garden that she inherited from her godfather, is dying. At some point during the concert, someone broke into the garden and cut the centuries-old climbing rose--the source of the garden's magic--from the standing stone.

The stakes are higher than ever and Fiona could lose all that she's grown unless she's able to dispel this terrible curse and dig up the truth--fast.


About the Author

USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author Amanda Flower started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she'd found her calling of making people laugh with her words. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan. In addition to being an author, Amanda is a librarian in Northeast Ohio.This is her third Magic Garden mystery.


Praise For Mums and Mayhem: A Magic Garden Mystery

Praise for Mums and Mayhem:
“Plot twists, the vividly described Scottish setting, well-drawn characters, secrets, and magic distinguish this cozy.”
Booklist

“Paranormal cozy fans and armchair travelers alike will have fun.”
Publishers Weekly 

“Embraces a charming part of the world, in easter Scotland near the coast, and spins a sweet tale in the process.”
New York Journal of Books

“Highly recommend.”
MyShelf

Praise for Amanda Flower:
“If you love Hallmark Channel movies, seed catalogues, and very mild magical realism...[Amanda Flower] is made for you.”
—Entertainment Weekly

"Delightful...Amanda Flower combines Scotland, mystery, romance, and just enough magic in this series debut to create a fun and engaging read!"
―Dawn Eastman, national bestselling author of the Family Fortune Mysteries

"A great series, this author continues to write stories that should not be missed!"
—Suspense Magazine

“Those with a taste for fantasy-tinged cozies will want to see more of the appealing Fiona.”
—Publishers Weekly