Oct 13, 2015

Book Tour: Floral Depravity by Beverly Allen :

Floral Depravity: A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery by Beverly Allen, published October 6, 2015; Berkley
Florist Audrey Bloom provides period-accurate blooms for the daughter of a local historian getting married in a medieval-themed, hand-fasting ceremony. But shortly after the vows are exchanged, the father of the groom suddenly drops dead, from monkshood poisoning, and it’s a clear-cut case of murder. Faced with a suspect list that rivals the guest list, Audrey needs to root out the toxic killer.  (book description)

Page 48, excerpt:
"Aconite comes from plants," I said, as the ladies gathered their wraps. "Specifically monkshood."
"And you think someone brought one of these plants in?" Amber Lee said. "Please tell me there wasn't any in our flower arrangements."  
I really enjoy mystery novels with a flower or gardening theme, and this series certainly has it. Murder by plant poisoning is not new in crime novels, but the characters and the contemporary setting in Floral Depravity make a difference. The book cover too is gorgeous, and the colors are right for the fall season.

Thanks to the publisher for a review/feature copy of this book. 

7 comments:

  1. Love that the florist's name is Audrey Bloom!

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  2. I've never read a floral themed cozy. It sounds good.
    I'm with Nise'. I love the name! Also love the cover and the excerpt.

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  3. I've never read a floral themed cozy. It sounds good.
    I'm with Nise'. I love the name! Also love the cover and the excerpt.

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  4. This sounds good. My teaser this week comes from Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton. Happy reading!

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting and reviewing Floral Depravity!

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  6. This sounds good! I've only read one or two gardening or floral mysteries but I really enjoyed them and would love to read more. This sounds like a good series to try.

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  7. Harvee, this does sound bloomin' good! I need to read more cozies. :)

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