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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Potting Shed Mystery

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Potting Shed Mystery by Marty Wingate

Perfect for fans of Laura Childs, Ellery Adams, and Jenn McKinlay, Marty Wingate's enchanting Potting Shed Mystery series heads to Scotland as Pru Parke plans her wedding . . . all while a vengeful murderer is poised to strike again.

After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task . . . that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body: One of Pru's colleagues has been conked on the head with a rock and dumped from a bridge into the Water of Leith.

Pru can't help wondering if the murder has something to do with the Menzies diary. Is the killer covering up a forgery? Among the police's many suspects are a fallen aristocrat turned furniture maker, Pru's overly solicitous assistant, even Pru herself. Now, in the midst of sheer torture by the likes of flamboyant wedding dress designers and eccentric church organists, Pru must also uncover the work of a sly murderer—unless this bride wants to walk down the aisle in handcuffs.

Praise for Marty Wingate

"Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader."—Mary Daheim, bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman

"Classy, clever, and utterly charming . . . Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery."—Rosemary Harris, author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn, on The Garden Plot

"Put the kettle on and settle into a well-crafted village mystery with a delightful new sleuth."—Connie Archer, bestselling author of Ladle to the Grave, on The Rhyme of the Magpie

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Ebook Details
Pages: 288
Size: 1.6 MB
Publisher: Alibi
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780804177726 (DRM-EPUB)

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