Pushing Up Daisies: A Dirty Business Mystery
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Minotaur|
Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest—but she’s not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.
Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula’s friends is arrested for the crime. Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years…
“[A] funny and entertaining first installment. May there be many more.”—Kingston Observer
“Quirky, original, and captivating…sure to please.” —Carolyn Hart, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning author of the Death on Demand series