Acts of Violets (Flower Shop Mystery Series #5)

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During the annual Pickle Fest, Abby's boyfriend Marco inexplicably disappears for a day. When he returns, he's the main suspect in the death of a clown. It seems the cops have found Snuggles pushing up water-spurting daisies-and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggles's house. Although Marco is still a mystery to her, Abby knows he's innocent. Now she has to find a way to prove it.

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Overview

During the annual Pickle Fest, Abby's boyfriend Marco inexplicably disappears for a day. When he returns, he's the main suspect in the death of a clown. It seems the cops have found Snuggles pushing up water-spurting daisies-and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggles's house. Although Marco is still a mystery to her, Abby knows he's innocent. Now she has to find a way to prove it.

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Spend a sunny afternoon with this bright and witty series. (Nancy Martin)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451220745
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Series: Flower Shop Mystery Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 185,591
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Collins
Kate Collins
Kate Collins is the author of the best-selling Flower Shop Mystery Series. Her books have made the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery best-sellers’ lists, the Independent Booksellers’ best-seller’s lists, as well as booksellers’ lists in the U.K. and Australia. All books are available in paperback and hardback, large print editions. Kate’s ninth book in the series, SLEEPING WITH ANEMONE, was a February, 2010 release, and her tenth, DIRTY ROTTEN TENDRILS, will be out October, 2010.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    Murder and secrets

    Snuggles the Clown is murdered. Marco, the hunky ex-cop and owner of Down the Hatch Bar and Grill, is their chief suspect because he was the last one seen leaving Snuggles' house. Marco asks Abby Knight, owner of Bloomers flower shop and his girlfriend, to help find the killer. She's solved some murders in the past, but she's nervous about this one. If she fails, Marco could go to jail. As a cop, Marco had a run-in with Snuggles (Dennis Ryson) and then Marco left the force soon after. Plus Marco fought with Snuggles shortly before the murder. Abby finds that Marco seems to have secrets. Who is Trina to Marco? She'd been threatened by Ryson and asked Marco to help her. Can Abby find the murderer so Marco won't go to jail? And why won't Marco let Abby meet his mother? Abby and Marco are great together. I liked that he asked Abby to do the investigating in this book. There were plenty of suspects and twists to keep me guessing and turning the pages. This series is a great cozy mystery series that I love reading. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Loved

    If you like the others read this

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    Love this series!!!

    If you have loved the other books in this series then this one will not dissapoint. Abby always manages to find trouble no matter how much she tries to avoid it. This time she gets into a verbal fight with a clown and then runs to Marco. Marco has words and a few punches with the clown and later the clown ends up dead; with Marco being the prime suspect. It is up to Abby to track down the real killer without getting herself killed. Overall it was good and the characters are always a treat to be savoured. I really didn't guess the ending this time. The only thing that bugs me is Abby and Marco's relationship...they are supposed to be together but I find that Marco doesn't really show as much interest in Abby as she does him. Such as she has never met his parents or been to his apartment before this book. How close can they really be? All in all a good read, very quick and I will defintely buy the rest of the series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fun Flower Shop cozy

    Residents of New Chapel, Indiana enjoy the annual Pickle Fest though Abby Knight considered skipping the gala this year so that¿s he could sleep late. However, needing rest is not worth the cost of the wrath Maureen ¿Mad Mo¿ Knight, her mom for skipping the event. Thus Abby, owner of Bloomers Florist and her best friend Nikki Hiduke are watching the parade when Snuggles the Clown threatens her. Abby¿s boyfriend former Army Ranger and ex cop Marco Salvares joins them and her family, but abruptly leaves Abby fears he will beat up Snuggles for his snarling comment. --- Marco fails to return to the festivity soon afterward, Snuggles is found literally picking daisies as someone murdered him. The police think Marco killed the clown as a witness insists they saw him leave the deceased¿s home just before the murder occurred. Though he had motive (insult to his girlfriend), means (his military experience), and opportunity (last seen in the victim¿s house) Abby knows her Marco, man of mystery, did not kill Snuggles though he behaving suspiciously. Not trusting the police to look beyond her boyfriend, she makes inquiries that place her in danger. --- The fifth Flower Shop mystery (see SNIPPED IN THE BUD and DEARLY DEPOTTED, etc.) is a delightful lighthearted cozy that unlike its predecessors, which had a myriad of suspects, there is only one contender this time around. Thus Abby feels she must uncover a different motive as that seems too weak for a professional like Marco and once she finds the reason for the homicide, she assumes she will find the real culprit. Amateur sleuth fans will enjoy ACTS OF VIOLET, as Abby picks petals asking herself if he killed him he killed him not. --- Harriet Klausner

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