Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Review: The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Random House, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Since we've been sharing our Texas trip with you, I thought it only right to share a great new mystery coming out next month, to finish our Texas Adventures, that deals with Austin TX, England and a fun little mystery!

 The Bluebonnet Betrayal  cover

Synopsis:

Pru's life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she's married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit—until Twyla turns up dead.

Although Twyla's body was half buried under a wall in their display, Pru remains determined to mount a spectacular show. Twyla would have insisted. So Pru recruits her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, to go undercover and do a bit of unofficial digging into Twyla's final hours. If Pru has anything to say about it, this killer is going to learn the hard way not to mess with Texas.

Review:

This is the 5th entry into the Potting Shed mystery series.

Marty will keep you guessing with this book! There are plenty of false leads that will have you changing who you think the suspect is, and what the issue Twyla was hiding from everyone, that ultimately got her killed. This is the perfect vacation page turner, as it is easy to put down and pick back up and get right back to where you were, as Marty's characters are like people you know (except for being murderers of course!). It was great to learn about the Bluebonnets that Miss Grace brought back to grow at home too! If you love Marty's books, be sure to add this one to your list!


About the Author:

Marty Wingate is the author of the Potting Shed mysteries from Random House/Alibi - The Garden Plot, The Red Book of Primrose House, Between a Rock and a Hard Place and the Skeleton Gardenas well as her new mystery series, Birds of a Feather (including Empty Nest). Marty speaks at national events, and writes about gardens and travel. She can be heard on A Dry Rain (adryrain.net), a free podcast available on iTunes. Marty is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, as well as the Royal Horticultural Society and the Garden Writers Association. She leads small-group garden tours to European destinations including England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and on North American journeys. Marty doesn't believe that the thin veneer of tourism - successive one-night stops in a series of hotels - can ever replace getting to know the people, history and culture of a region, and so, when arranging her tours, she always includes time for a cup of tea, a pint of beer, or a glass of wine.Connect with Marty on Facebook or on her website: martywingate.com. 

1 comment:

  1. Mysteries are absolutely my favorite books! I love the entire genre. I'd love to read this one; I'll look for it!

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