Reviewed By: Dawn Dowdle
Mum's The Word
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Mystery Amateur Sleuth Woman Main Character
Series: Flower Shop Mystery # 1
Signet, Paperback, 11/04, 293 pages, $5.99
Abby Knight recently opened her flower shop, Bloomers. She is a law school dropout. She really enjoys her shop. But a low-cost competitor has just come to town and is killing her profits.
Then a black SUV rams her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. The police donít seem too interested in tracking down the culprit. Especially when a murder is discovered near her shop.
Abby meets hunky ex-cop Marco Salvare who now owns the pub down the street. Together they begin to look into who rammed her shop. As things turn dangerous, they begin to wonder whether the person that rammed her car could have been involved in the murder. Plus they have tracked down the possible vehicles that rammed her car and one is owned by a prominent politicianís nephew.
Abby begins getting threatening phone calls and road rage. Can they find the culprit without Abby being harmed or killed?
Abby is such a delightful character. All the other characters that work in her shop, as well as Marco, really add to the story. The author has done a great job of weaving her job as florist and her sleuthing. Abbyís family adds a lot of tension in the story, too.
It was hard to put this book down once I started reading it. It is such a fun cozy to read. I canít wait to read more.
I highly recommend this book.
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