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flowers

by Sandra Murphy
& Julia Henry


Lilly Jayne is known for her fabulous gardens. It’s a matter of knowing the plants, placing art work in between, and creating an overall layout that brings it all together. Lilly’s been out of contact with many of her friends for a while. First, it was her husband Alan’s illness and then the grief over his death.

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by Kathleen Costa


Many coziholics, especially me, love multi-author collections because you get to enjoy all at once short snippets of several author’s full-length series and often see the characters in a different predicament.

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by Cynthia Chow


One day. Bloomers Flower Shop Abigail Knight Salvare and her husband Marco are able to spend one day in the Brandywine subdivision before discovering a body. While her record of stumbling across corpses and becoming involved in their investigations led to the formation of a private investigation business with Marco, she had hoped that their move into their new home would have bucked the trend.

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by Cyntha Chow


As a newlywed, Abby Knight Salvare’s life should be blooming. Instead, to save money while their new house is being built, Abby and her husband Marco are living temporarily with Abby’s parents.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Collins



Marriage may be bliss for florist Abby Knight Salvare, but house hunting…not so much. While Marco is excited about the prospect of a fixer-upper, Abby is dreams more of an off-the-rack new model home. Their latest search is interrupted by a roofer’s fall off of a ladder. Far more disconcerting to Abby, is the reaction of the residents. Long after the Sergio Marin’s body is swooped away by ambulance, Abby is haunted by the strange looks given from the child, Daisy Jones.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have some January mysteries, and one December one, from Penguin with settings that include flowers, food and magic-For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly Allen, Snoop to Nuts by Elizabeth Lee, and Spell Booked by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win all 3 books, and a link to purchase them.

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by Cynthia Chow


Life should be coming up roses for Abby Knight. The law school dropout is now the proud owner of her own Bloomers Flower Shop, she recently adopted a doomed scraggly three-legged shelter dog, and most importantly, she just returned from her honeymoon with the stunningly handsome Marco Salvare. Married life brings its own unexpected complications, however, as a lumpy mattress, minimal cabinet space, and assigned Sunday family dinners with the in-laws all combine for the shock of less-than-blissful matrimony.

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by Cynthia Chow


If all the world’s a play, then owner of Bloomers Flower Shop Abby Knight hopes for an early curtain call. The shop is out of lilies just as they’re flooded with funeral orders, the door lock is broken, the espresso machine died, and Abby’s mother is waiting for her in the back room.

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by Pat Eby



What better way to show mom how much you care than with flowers? You don’t need to spend a fortune for a dozen roses artfully arranged in a charming vase. Visit your local nursery, home store or dollar store and come away with flowers from the heart.

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