Cover image for A deadly bouquet
Title:
A deadly bouquet
Author:
Harrison, Janis (Janis Anne)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002.
Physical Description:
243 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780312284220
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...
Searching...
X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Janis Harrison's gardening mysteries combine a popular "cozy" pastime with a delightfully populated small Missouri town and juicy mysteries. In her fourth outing, Bretta Solomon has been hired along with a few other River City business owners to put together the town's wedding of the year. But when the landscaper responsible for the nuptial's setting and the bride's hairdresser both die suspiciously on the same day, Bretta can't help but think there's something more sinister in the air than love and marriage. It's up to her to figure out just exactly what's going on before the guests arrive for the big event, and with Janis Harrison at the controls it's sure to be another fantastic outing in an admirable series.


Author Notes

Janis Harrison , author of three previous Bretta Solomon mysteries, owns and operates a greenhouse in Windsor, Missouri.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In Harrison's sprightly fourth gardening mystery (after 2001's Lilies That Fester), savvy florist Breta Solomon finds herself looking into the suspicious deaths of a landscaper and a hair stylist shortly before an extravagant wedding in River City, Mo. The persnickety mother of the bride-to-be is planning a lavish spread for hundreds of guests, including all the town dignitaries and notables, with thousands of flowers and candles for the evening ceremony. In her delvings, Bretta discovers that the wedding coordinator, hair stylist, caterer and photographer were close girlhood friends linked by an enigmatic rhyme. Breta is in the process of redesigning her own house and garden when the arrival of her long estranged father, who's intent on making up for past neglect, complicates what has become a murder investigation. A belligerent, half-admiring and half-angry sheriff, a charismatic new love interest and the inner voice of her late husband lend spice to the narrative. Wildflower lore, a past childhood prank, quotes from Aristotle, fire and death-Breta must pull all the threads together as the suspenseful, twist-filled plot accelerates toward a fitting climax. (Dec. 16) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

These days, much of River City's business seems to revolve around an important upcoming wedding in the park. But florist/ sleuth Bretta Solomon (Lilies That Fester) soon finds plans in disarray after the fatal heart attack of the wedding's landscaper and the subsequent murder of the idiosyncratic, green-haired hairdresser hired for the event. While attempting to gather information about the murder, Bretta must contend with the obnoxious bride's mother, her own intrusive, can-I-make-it-up-to-you dad, an elusive but attractive new neighbor, and various problems at work. Harrison's chatty prose, fanciful plotting, and abundant domestic interruptions will appeal to fans of cozies and gardening mysteries. Recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.