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The Garden Plot - Marty Wingate
The Garden Plot
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In an entirely appealing mystery debut, Marty Wingate introduces readers to a curious Texas ex-pat whose English gardening expertise on occasion leads her to unearth murderous goings-on. Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to... show more
In an entirely appealing mystery debut, Marty Wingate introduces readers to a curious Texas ex-pat whose English gardening expertise on occasion leads her to unearth murderous goings-on. Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to London, she can’t imagine ever leaving—though she has yet to find a plum position as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms. Determined to stay in her beloved adopted country, Pru takes small, private gardening jobs throughout the city.  On one such gig in Chelsea, she makes an extraordinary find. Digging in the soil of a potting shed, Pru uncovers an ancient Roman mosaic. But enthusiasm over her discovery is soon dampened when, two days later, she finds in the same spot a man’s bludgeoned corpse. As the London police swarm her worksite, ever inquisitive Pru can’t quite manage to distance herself from the investigation—much to the dismay of stern Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse. It seems that, much as he tries, even handsome DCI Pearse can’t keep Pru safe from a brutal killer who thinks she’s already dug up too much.Advance praise for The Garden Plot   “Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader.”—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman   “Classy, clever and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery.”—Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00GL3Q176
Edition language: English
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4.5 The Garden Plot
Pru breaks up with her life in Texas for the drizzly glamour of England with the hopes of securing a position as a head gardener at one of the many estates that dot the English countryside. After nearly a year, all she's been able to find are a few small jobs, including one at a townhouse in Chelse...
The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it
5.0 The Garden Plot-The best kind of cozy mystery
I've been known to compare cozy mysteries to various foods such as marshmallows and cupcakes. This one I would have to compare to one of those fabulous desserts that has whipped cream and chocolate and nuts and a great crust. You're so happy that you choose to eat dessert that night and you're so ...
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3.0 The Garden Plot, by Marty Wingate
In The Garden Plot, Pru Parke has packed up her goods in Texas, and returned to her mother's homeland, England, to restart her life. Once in London, she rents a house in Chelsea (the owners are on an extended holiday in Italy), and attempts to get hired in a permanent job as a head gardener at some...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it
4.0 The Garden Plot
The Garden Plot was a pleasant surprise. I'm not usually one for straight cozy mysteries, but I found myself really liking the main character Pru and her adventure. There was also a sweet surprise romance in the book that made it that much better. Pru is a transplant from Texas. Her mother was fr...
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