Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery Series #3)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery Series #3)

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by Marty Wingate, Erin Bennett

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Tantor Media, Inc.
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Potting Shed Mystery Series , #3
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Unabridged CD
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6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Potting Shed Mystery Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a fun series to read!
FionaST More than 1 year ago
This book is utterly charming! It's the third book in the Potting Shed mystery series. Once again I happily found myself drawn into the lives of gardener Pru Parke & DCI Christopher Pearse. This time the mystery/murder/marriage takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was drawn in with the couple as they planned & tried to successfully execute their upcoming nuptials with all the craziness of work & murder contributed to their stress. I really love the character of DCI Pearse. Not only did Pru feel comforted & protected, but so did I! Everyone should have a Christopher Pearse in their lives! I hope that there will be other books in this series. I would love to see what the next chapter in Pru's & Christopher 's lives brings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. A little too "cozy" for my taste, but well written and fine story.
Bev_Ash More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the Potting Shed Mysteries that I have read. I found the first part to be a bit boring, but I stuck with it and soon was enjoying the book. Some of the references to the previous books were a little confusing but they didn't interfere with the storyline. As far as the story, I can't imagine starting a new job and planning your wedding at the same time, but Pru seemed to be a good delegator and the story was well wtitten. The characters were well developed. I liked the fact that this is about an older couple and shows you're never too old for love. I received this arc free from NetGalley for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading and informational about gardening.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
A fun combination of romance and mystery. A tight who done it with engaging characters. I enjoy this author's work.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the third book in the Potting Shed Mystery series by Marty Wingate. These books can be read as a standalone. Pru Parke starts planning her marriage to Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse. She is asked by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to authentication of a journal. She is enjoying the wedding planning and looking at the journal until she finds a dead body. She is determined to find out who the killer is and why. This is a great mystery that will leave you guessing until the end. It has a great story and characters. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
StudentofParables More than 1 year ago
Just released today - Between a Rock and a Hard Place! I had a lot of fun reading this book. When I received it, I didn't know it was part of a series, so it took a me a second reading of the first chapter to really understand the characters and how they all fit together. But it was worth the time, as these are characters you definitely want to meet! It's probably against some rule to giggle your way through a murder mystery, but I couldn't help it - Pru is such a fun, real character, and the situations Ms. Wingate wrote her into were so funny. I couldn't put the story down! Ms. Wingate's love for, and knowledge of, gardens comes through from the first page to the last. Yet she doesn't talk over the head of her reader, but shares her enthusiasm for the beautiful outdoors in such a clear way, I could almost smell the flowers Pru walked through in the book. It definitely made me want to get out and take a walk, once I finished reading! The mystery had many layers, and kept me guessing until the end, with surprises I didn't see coming. I definitely want to go back and check out the first few books in the series, to know these characters better! I received a review copy of this work from the publisher through NetGalley.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Marty Wingate is the third book in her Potting Shed mystery series. I have read the first two books in this series and was looking forward to spending time with Pru and Christopher once more. It was a lovely read and a great addition to this series. Pru and Christopher have taken some time off from work and spent time getting to know each other. The culmination of this time off together is that Christopher proposes and Pru accepts. One of the things that I enjoy about this series is that both of these characters are both older and have careers that they both love. Although Pru is a transplanted American she does have a British heritage that was explored in the previous two books. The plot moved smoothly with plenty of twists to keep me guessing. I had an idea of who the villain might be but was never sure until the end. The secondary characters were marvelous and fully developed. Many of those characters moved the mystery plot along but were also instrumental in Pru's wedding plans. Pru's adventures in wedding planning brought many laugh-out-loud moments to this mystery. There is also the mystery of why Pru was offered her current position in Scotland that runs throughout the book. I will be looking forward to the next book in this series. I was given an ARC by NetGalley and Alibi in exchange for an honest review.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Potting Shed Mystery series. The main character is 50-something Pru Parke who is a gardener now living in Britain, who solves mysteries that just happen around her. In this book, Pru takes a three-month research post at the The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, hoping to authenticate a journal fro Menzies, then to publish. Recently becoming engaged to DCI Christopher Pearse, it separates her from him and causes issues while trying to plan their wedding. Unfortunately for Pru, the person she is to be working with is angry that he did not get the opportunity to do the authenication and when he turns up dead after an argument, Pru joins the list of suspects and finds herself working to discover who the killer is. other suspects include Murdo, the grounds gardener, who seems to be watching Pru and making notes in a notebook he carries. Then, there's Pru's assistant, Saskin Bennet, who seems to have secrets and a keen interest in this project. Another fun character is Mrs. Murchie, Pru's neighbour who becomes an important part of this story. The journal, murder, interesting characters, along with an overzealous wedding dress designer, makes for a very good story. I have not read the other books in this series and think it would have been a benefit if I had. I will have to go back and read them to see what brought Pru to where she is now. It was a fun and enjoyable book, even though I did figure out who did it before Pru did. I did enjoy the relationship between Pru and Christopher and it looks like the next book at least will have them spending more time together as a couple. A quick, easy and entertaining read. I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley, in return for an honest review. I was not compensated for the review and my thoughts and feelings about the book are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though more about adventure than mystery. Great story. Kitt