A Corpse for Yew (Peggy Lee Garden Series #5)

A Corpse for Yew (Peggy Lee Garden Series #5)

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by Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene
     
 

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No rain means profits are wilting at The Potting Shed, so Peggy Lee joins her mother on a "bone harvest" expedition for the local historical society. But she stumbles upon a perplexing mystery-how a fellow volunteer became a corpse with curiously red lips.  See more details below

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Includes gardening tips!

No rain means profits are wilting at The Potting Shed, so Peggy Lee joins her mother on a "bone harvest" expedition for the local historical society. But she stumbles upon a perplexing mystery-how a fellow volunteer became a corpse with curiously red lips.

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"A perfect combination for plant lovers and mystery buffs."
-MYSTERY MORGUE

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ISBN-13:
9780425228104
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Series:
Peggy Lee Garden Series, #5
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
637,570
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A perfect combination for plant lovers and mystery buffs."
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A Corpse for Yew 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so what the heck is going on :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry answering late. I forgot last night and went to bed and remembered today at school. My memory sucks. Here it is: lee free 5678 @ gm ail .c o m........without the spaces. Its an account i made up soooooooodot try to email me xD i wont evr get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey sorry ye res 1 reads wht there d meet me back at camp
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Di-Marie More than 1 year ago
This series has been and continues to be a great read for any day. The characters become a part of your reading family and you can't wait for the next chapter in their lives to continue. This was a random book I picked up and I have read every book in the series.
Jay-Fer More than 1 year ago
Do we really need yet another series of transparent mysteries with middle-aged thru elderly ladies with no law enforcement or investigative exprience running around nosing into active police inquiries? Far-fetched and ridiculous, with a protagonist in her 50s who can't handle her own buttinski mother, but we're supposed to believe she can pursue murderers...Waste of time better used to to read something worthwhile.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The drought in North Carolina is so severe that Lake Whitley dried up leading to historical preservationists looking at the beds including a graveyard. While the profits at Peggy Lee's The Potting Shed has dried up too, she joins her mom and the other members of the historical society on the dry mud search. Genevieve Curtis steps on a body of a fellow member who had bright red lips. The victim is Lois Mullin, who arrived early without informing anyone. The autopsy reveals Lois had yew in her system, which means she was poisoned. The Police Chief turns out to be the dead woman's nephew and he dropped her off at the site before going to work. Everyone wants to believe a horrific accident occurred, but many questions remain unanswered. Peggy thinks the woman was murdered and the female members of the Historical Society persuade her to investigate as she has solved homicides before (see PERFECT POISON). She agrees, but finds an over abundance of suspects to include the nephew, the artifact thief, and members of the society. Putting aside why Peggy the amateur sleuth would investigate, Joyce and Jim Lavene prove once again they are an excellent writing team as they provide a quality regional whodunit. There are numerous suspects even beyond those described above so picking out the killer is difficult and as puzzling. The question that needs to be answered first is why murder a seemingly harmless elderly woman. A CORPSE FOR YEW contains lighter moments like the heroine hiding her lover from her parents even though she is fiftyish widow, but it is her investigation that makes for a fun Garden mystery. Harriet Klausner