This book came out this past Summer, and the ebook comes out on March 10!
Simmy has been adjusting to life in Windermere, running her florist shop, Persimmon's Petals, and trying to put her tragic past behind her. But just when she thinks her life is quietly coming together, it starts to unravel at the seams.
She delivers a bouquet of flowers with a mysterious message attached to an elderly lady that brings sinister secrets to light. And when another old woman is found murdered in her own home, Simmy is drawn into the center of the investigation after the prime suspect names her as an alibi.
As the murky lives of her neighbors tangle and swirl around her, Simmy must uncover the motive behind the murder before the killer strikes again …
This is the second book in the Lake District Mystery series (the Windermere Witness was the first, The Coniston Case: 3 is the third and was released in 2014).
Simmy is somebody who could be your best friend- she is down to earth, flawed, and a trooper. When another mystery winds up on her doorstep, she seizes upon it with her part time employee and future forensic scientist teen friend. Together they hunt down links that run deep into the history of Windermere, and uncover secrets that could have an affect of the mystery at hand.
This is a fun and quick read, and a great introduction to Simmy (you'll leave wanting to read the other 2 books!), and a great way to bring Spring into your Winter doldrums, with all the talk of flowers! I highly recommend it!
About the Author:
REBECCA TOPE is the author of fifteen previous crime novels. She lives on a smallholding in Herefordshire, with a full complement of livestock, but manages to travel the world and enjoy civilization from time to time as well. Most of her varied experiences and activities find their way into her books, sooner or later; for example, bee keeping, milk recording, spinning, arguing, undertaking and gardening. She is also currently the membership secretary of the Crime Writers’ Association. Check out her website for more info.