We here in the South know that once the azaleas start blooming, Spring is HERE, no matter what that old groundhog up North says!
So why not get your Spring reading titles ready now?
This one is perfect!
Julia Lanchester’s perch is knocked askew when murder hits a little too close to home in this delightful cozy mystery.
Julia Lanchester is flying high. She’s nesting with her boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, and she’s found her niche as manager of the tourist center in her picturesque British village. Thanks to all her hard work, visitor traffic was up—way up. Her reward is an even more hectic schedule. Michael’s busy, too, traveling all over as the personal assistant to Julia’s father, celebrity ornithologist Rupert Lanchester. With precious little time together, Julia’s romantic weekend with Michael can’t come soon enough.
But the getaway is spoiled when Julia’s ex-husband is found murdered on her boss’s estate. And after a witness reports seeing Michael near the scene of the crime, the press descends, printing lies and wreaking havoc. To protect Julia, Michael vanishes into thin air, leaving her to pick up the slack on Rupert’s show and track down the real killer—even if it means putting herself in the flight path of a vicious predator.
This is another winner from Marty! I don't know how she does it, but she keeps coming out with great little mysteries that are perfect for when you want a light read with some substance to the mystery! Once again Julia and Michael end up in an investigation that starts on the estate, and Julia wonders if her job is in jeopardy. But no fear, her friends, including the Lord are there to standby her and support her however they can. Even if it appears as though Michael isn't....This was a great book in the series as it shows Julia's father more, as just that a concerned father, willing to protect his daughter. It was interesting to see the established family dynamics fall aside as truth after truth came out, and how ultimately Julia's family was more than just blood! A great entry into the series, be sure to add this one to you Spring reading 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, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place, as well as the Birds of a Feather mystery series, 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.