Author: Lucy Arlington
Series: Book 4 A Novel Idea Mystery
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Star Rating: 5
Reviewed by: Tina Diamond
The Novel Idea Literary Agency is gearing up for a visit with a book signing and dinner set up by Lila and her co workers for television star, Damian York, a gardening and landscaping guru.
While setting up her backyard garden for the annual garden walk to be part of the book signing and dinner ordered by her boss Lila finds a skull buried there and soon discovers the young woman buried there was murdered. As The local garden club known as "The Dirty Dozen" are busy beautifying their respective gardens for the garden walk on of their members, Frannie is found murdered while tending to her prized roses.
Lila desperately want to solve the mystery of who is buried in her back yard to give that person a proper burial and for their family to find closure and she soon finds herself trying to find who would want to murder one of "The Dirty Dozen". Lila soon may discover that these two crimes could be connected. But how? Lila has to do some serious digging to find a killer who no one suspects and the suspects are aplenty.
A favorite series, each book in the series gets better and better. Played by the book mixes books, food,murder and charming and down right evil characters with perfection. I couldn't end this review without mentioning Makayla, the owner and barista at "Expresso Yourself" and her boyfriend Jay's blossoming romance. Jay is the most romantic character ever written. I eagerly await how he will sweep Makayla off her feet next, it always brings tears of joy to my eyes. I only hope that Lila's man, Sean can take some pointers from him. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.
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