Friday, May 9, 2014
Lethal Lily with Joyce and Jim Lavene Review & Giveaway blog tour
with Joyce and Jim Lavene
A Peggy Lee Gardening Mystery
Part-time garden shop owner/part-time forensic botanist, Peggy Lee is trying to discover if the death of Ann Fletcher 20 years ago was an accident – or foul play. In return, she hopes to receive more information about her first husband’s death. She knows John Lee was murdered, but questions have arisen as to why he was killed. She is working with a private detective who stumbles across his own feet, but her Internet friend, Nightflyer, says that Harry Fletcher has the answers. When Harry is murdered by convallatoxin, from the lily of the valley plant, Peggy begins to understand her role in everything. Now she has to stay alive long enough to prove her theories – and keep her son, Paul out of trouble too!
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
My Review: Lethal Lily with Joyce and Jim Lavene
This is my first Peggy Lee Gardening Mystery. So I have no shared history with the characters. Now I really want to know more about their past. I like the characters. I do like to know more about the plants they talk about. Makes me want to garden even more.
I would not mind having the chocolate vine in my yard. I did not know that so many of the plants are so full of poison.
Peggy Lee is looking into the death of her first husband. Their are some facts coming out she did not know. She is arrested for almost breaking into a storage unit. She tries to go unnoticed at the police station. It does not work. Soon others recognize her and get her FBI husband to know, Her late husband's partner and her son the cop.
Peggy owns a garden shop, she is also the county Forensic botanist. Her second husband was actually working with her husband when he was killed. Their are a lot of questions about his death. She did not want her son, husband knowing that she was working with private investigator Harry who had some knowledge about her husband.
Harry thinks his wife was murdered twenty years ago by poison. He is hoping if Peggy works with him they can both find answers to the past. Then Harry turns up dead. Peggy finds the body and realizes he was poisoned too.
I feel that I have been a little lost in knowing which characters to trust and what ones maybe not to. Especially with the ending.
I enjoy reading Joyce and Jim Lavene books. they tale a good tale. I will read more books from them in the future.
I wanted to keep reading and find out more about the characters. It was a fast read.
I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give honest review of it.
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