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Book Review & Giveaway: The Red Book of Primrose House

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Title:   The Red Book of Primrose House (A Potting Shed Mystery)
Author:   Marty Wingate
Publisher:   Random House
Genre:   Cozy Mystery
Source:   TLC Book Tours/Publisher
Rating:  4
Locate It:  Amazon  (Only $2.99 for the Kindle version!)

 Synopsis:  

In Marty Wingate’s charming new Potting Shed Mystery, Texas transplant Pru Parke’s restoration of a historic landscape in England is uprooted by an ax murderer.

 

Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an eighteenth-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory—quickly, as they’re planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.

 

But life gets in the way of the best laid plans: When not being happily distracted by the romantic attentions of the handsome Inspector Christopher Pearse, Pru is digging into the mystery of her own British roots. Still, she manages to make considerable progress on the vast grounds—until vandals wreak havoc on each of her projects. Then, to her horror, one of her workers is found murdered among the yews. The police have a suspect, but Pru is certain they’re wrong. Once again, Pru finds herself entangled in a thicket of evil intentions—and her, without a hatchet.

My Thoughts:

When I reviewed Marty Wingate’s first novel, The Garden Plot, for TLC Book Tours earlier in the year, I immediately asked the tour coordinator if Marty was already working on her second mystery.  That’s how much I had enjoyed, The Garden Plot.  So….when The Red Book of Primrose House was preparing to release, Lisa at TLC asked if I was interested.  Of course I was interested!

I am happy to say that Marty’s second novel is just as delightful as her first.  Pru Parke is back to gardening and once again stumbles into a mystery that needs solving.  Many familiar characters from The Garden Plot are back in The Red Book (although some just make cameo appearances) and we meet some new characters to either love or hate.  I’m hoping that some of you will go back and pick up The Garden Plot so I’m trying to be a bit vague in this review as much of the setting  of the new book is a huge spoiler.

Anyways, spoilers or not, this is a great series for any fans of cozy mysteries…especially those who also happen to have a love of gardening as well.   I see this has becoming a favorite series of mine (and one of the few cozy mysteries that I read).
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**I received a free digital copy of this book in return for my honest review**

November 14, 2014 - 8:52 pm
November 14, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours - I’m glad you’re continuing to enjoy this series! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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