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Nightshade on Elm Street (Flower Shop Mystery Series #13)

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

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    Abby Knight is one busy lady! Running her flower shop, planning

    Abby Knight is one busy lady! Running her flower shop, planning a wedding and her bridal shower. Her mom and Marco's mom would love to host the shower but Abby knows exactly what she wants and barring any disasters she is going to get it.

    Things are going well until Abby's cousin Jillian makes a request. Abby and her private detective beau, Marco, just have to help find a woman that has gone missing from her in-laws beach house. The woman just happens to be the fiancée of Pryce Osborne, the drip that broke Abby's heart when he dumped her right before their own wedding several years ago. Pryce becomes the number one suspect when a body surfaces. The last place Abby wants to be is anywhere near Pryce but with Marco by her side they can solve this case and she can get back to planning her shower. Icing on the cake would be seeing Pryce behind bars.


    I love the the way Kate Collins writes! I finish one story and can't wait for the next one to be released.

    These characters are wonderful. In my review of To Catch a Leaf I wrote that Marco's mom Francesca reminded me of my own mom. That feeling continues in this story. She has quickly become a character I want to follow. She has a huge heart and man that lady can cook!

    Kate and Marco are the perfect couple and all the supporting characters are strong and continue to grow where they have been planted. Some drive us a little crazy but they are all clever and add so much to each story.

    Kate writes a smart mystery with plenty of "red herrings" to keep us guessing. This story is packed with action as well with a truly surprising ending.

    This is the 13th book in the series and the author has kept each installment fresh and entertaining and always leaves me wanting more. Kate Collins just keeps getting better and better!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

    Abby Knight and her friends and associates are a mixture of fun

    Abby Knight and her friends and associates are a mixture of fun to read about characters. Abby is planning her bridal shower but gets interrupted by a missing person investigation request from her former fiance. Abby's nutty cousin Jillian in also involved in the investigation. This book is another fun read from the Flower Shop Mysteries. The characters are a little outrageous, after all this is fiction, but believable enough for the purposes of the story. We get to know some of the people close to Abby a little more in this book. We also get a peek into the lives of the wealthy Osbourne family that Abby almost married in to. Nicely done book.

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    Great fun getting a peak at Abby's ex-fiancee. fun and interesti

    Great fun getting a peak at Abby's ex-fiancee. fun and interesting characters and a plot that moves well to a satisfying conclusion.

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  • Posted November 22, 2012

    There┬┐s magic in the hands that writes this series, because Kate

    There’s magic in the hands that writes this series, because Kate has done it again. She’s delivered a knockout, entertaining and wonderfully crafted book that I could not put down. This book quickly became a page-turner as I had to know what happens next. This book was filled with humor and I especially enjoyed the witty repartee between Abby and Jillian. The naming game was a hoot and I laughed and laughed.

    Abby is at her best in this book surrounded by a great supporting cast that includes the handsome Marco, her friends Lottie and Grace, the two mothers Maureen and Francesca and of course her cousin Jillian. This is an awesome read in a series that continues to get better and better with each book written. I’m looking forward to my next visit to New Chapel, Indiana for more exciting times with Abby and her friends in this delightfully charming series.

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

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    A mixed bouquet of characters, secrets and suspense. Take a ric

    A mixed bouquet of characters, secrets and suspense.

    Take a rich mama's boy, a discarded fiance who has successfully picked herself back up, one hot Italian private detective, two smothering mothers, a ditsy fashion-conscious cousin, a missing girl, a bunch of wacky guests, and the parties are on!

    What has happened to Melissa? She is allegedly engaged to Pryce Osborne who was previously engaged to Abby, now owner of the flower shop "Bloomers". Abby is now engaged to and assists Marco, the private detective called in to find the missing Melissa.

    Jillian, Abby's cousin and coincidentally married to Pryce's much more compassionate younger brother Claymore, pleads the case, and it's off to the upperclass lakeside "cabins" for Abby and Marco. Little do they know just how complicated this case will become.

    Kate Collins really has her hands full keeping up with all these fascinating characters, I must say! I always like learning something new, and here I learned flowers and their proponents.

    With Abby's bridal shower imminent, her plans are running amok. She wants to put it together herself, and pitted against the formidable group of mother, mother-in-law, cousin and shop staff on one side and a ridiculously complicated (and often drunk) group of misfits on the other side, she can feel the rock and the hard place closing in fast. Only Marco seems calm. There are so many secrets her head is spinning. The investigation even more complicated, with the neighboring elite forever coming and going at the Osborne's large cabin. Did Melissa go to an exclusive resort? Did she remain nearby, perhaps unwillingly? Whose body has washed up at the lake? Just one of many strange happenings.

    Everyone is intent on "helping" with her shower, while at the Osborne's, mysteries become more sinister, who will be the next victim? Although there is no “locked door” I am somehow reminded of Agatha Christie. How will everything get accomplished at the shop and a murderer caught in this luxurious vacation spot in such a short time? Suspicions galore, are there no real leads?

    Great writing to keep us all guessing, and give us a glimpse of the uber-rich, who surprisingly seem unaffected about the mysteries and victims around them.

    I really enjoyed this book, Lots of twists and turns, and a plethora of oddball characters fill out the latter plot while Abby's fiance, cousin, and mothers working in the background bring a surprising sanity in the end. This is #13 in the Flower Shop series, so I may have repeated some parts of Abby's life that appeared in earlier books. I can hardly wait to read another!

    Disclaimer: I was given an Advance Reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The words and rating are strictly my own, I was not influenced in any way.

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