Jul 17, 2016

Sunday Salon: Nursing, Knitting, and a Healing Garden

A needlecraft mystery novel and an historical mystery set in old San Francisco are my newest books.

No Pity for the Dead by Nancy Herriman is the second in the Mystery of Old San Francisco series. It will be released August 2, 2016.
Main character and sleuth: British-born nurse Celia Davies, who runs a free medical clinic for the poor women of San Francisco.
Setting: San Francisco, 1807.
Knit Your Own Murder is the 19th in the Needlecraft Mysteries by Monica Ferris. This one will also be released August 2, 2016.
Main character and amateur sleuth: Betsy Devonshire, needleshop owner, finds out what's behind the death by poisoning of a local businesswoman.
Setting: the meeting of a knitting group called the Monday Bunch.

I am also reading a cozy involving plants and gardening, Murder in the Secret Garden  by Ellery Adams, third in the Book Retreat Mysteries. I loved the idea of a Healing Garden mentioned in the novel, an old idea that entailed elaborate and detailed planning. But I think any garden that is "visually pleasing" can be termed "healing" if it brings joy or relieves stress in the gardener and also neighbors and others passing by.

How many of you find puttering in the garden relaxing? Here is a list of cozy mystery writers compiled by the Cozy Mystery Blog List

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  1. I like Monica Ferris's cozies. I really love that first cozy you mentioned. Will look it up. Would like to read it.

  2. Oh, the Monica Ferris cozy looks tempting! Enjoy them all...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I haven't heard of Herriman or Ferris, but have a very Adams books, that I haven't read yet :)

  4. I want all your books! I have the first in the Monica Ferris series and the first in the Ellery Adams series but I need to pick up the Nancy Herriman book. I do find puttering around in the garden relaxing though I don't do it as often as I should. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  5. I'm looking forward to Murder in the Secret garden as I really enjoyed the first two books in that series.


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