Aug 28, 2016

Sunday Salon: Herbs, Mystery, and a Healing Garden

My current read...
Murder in the Secret Garden is the third Book Retreat Mystery by Ellery Adams, published August 2, 2016, and I think I want to read the first two. So far, the book has given me interesting information on herbs and gardening and dishes. I have already gone and gathered handful of basil leaves from my giant pot of the herb and made a delicious salad instead of just admiring the basil's shiny green leaves. There is still a lot of the plant left and I'll miss it come winter. Another reason I wish I had a greenhouse!

Add in potions that can kill, gardeners, a poison and herb expert, a healing garden, and a conference that puts several people all together in the same house, and the mystery is intriguing. There is bound to be murder, and there is. I am enjoying this cozy. slowly, in between my necessary chores.

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22 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

This sounds interesting. I love to cook with herbs and we grow as many as we can.

I think that my wife would really like this book. As I am a fanatic for reading series in order I would start with the first book.

Katherine P said...

I have the first one in this series and I've really been wanting to read it. I love the bookish elements and this one sounds especially good! Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The garden on that cover draws me in, making me dream of lovely gardens everywhere. Thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Greg said...

I love this series, and I am looking forward to this one now that it's out. the first two are quite good!

Suko said...

Happy Sunday, Harvee! This sounds cozy wonderful. I grow some herbs including basil, and try to use them in salads or cooking, when I can! :)

Debbish said...

Oh, I like the look of that book. I haven't really read any cozy mysteries - unless Agatha Christies count!

Harvee said...

I plan to read the first two, Brian.

Harvee said...

I'm getting this one from the library.

Harvee said...

Gardens are a favorite theme of mine in my reading.

Harvee said...

Lucky you, Greg, you read the first two!

Harvee said...

I use basil but haven't used the peppermint I planted last year!

Harvee said...

So many Agatha spinoffs that are quite good, Deborah.

bermudaonion said...

Sounds fun and interesting. I bet my mom would love the parts about herbs.

Harvee said...

A lot of interesting tidbits about plants too.

Unknown said...

Stunning cover, I would be keen to read a mystery novel that also gives you info on herbs and gardening. How useful!
Enjoy and happy reading.

Amanda @ mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com

Harvee said...

Several mystery authors write with this theme. I enjoy them all.

Beth F said...

Herbs, cozy mystery? Oh what a great combo.

Unknown said...

Sounds like an inspiring cozy! Have a great week Harvee!

Harvee said...

One of several cozy mystery series with the garden and herb themes, Beth.

Harvee said...

I love gardening, so this is right up my alley, Pat.

Unknown said...

I love the sound of the Book Retreat Mysteries. I'll have to check them out. Happy Reading!

Harvee said...

This one's good so far...

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