Dearly Depotted (Flower Shop Mystery Series #3)

Dearly Depotted (Flower Shop Mystery Series #3)

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by Kate Collins
     
 

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Abby has her hands full at her cousin Jillian's wedding as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter-all while wearing a hideous dress. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother goes missing from the reception. On her search, Abby finds the corpse of guest Jack Snyder. Now she must find out who killed Jack in the pulpit.

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Abby has her hands full at her cousin Jillian's wedding as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter-all while wearing a hideous dress. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother goes missing from the reception. On her search, Abby finds the corpse of guest Jack Snyder. Now she must find out who killed Jack in the pulpit.

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In Dearly Depotted, the third book in Kate Collins's Flower Shop Mystery saga (Mum's the Word, Slay It with Flowers), Abby Knight -- the new owner of Bloomers florists -- is having a Fourth of July from Hell. A reluctant bridesmaid in her drama queen cousin's wedding, Abby must do the flowers for the pretentious gala, wear a dress that makes her look like a clown, babysit a wandering grandma...and find out who murdered a wedding crasher!

Abby's flighty cousin Jillian has jilted four men at the altar already -- so, as the wedding approaches, stress levels are understandably high for everyone involved. For Abby this is especially true: Not only is she forced to wear a hideous dress and work overtime as emergency analyst for the would-be runaway bride; her "weasel of an ex-fiancé" is the best man. But, against the odds, Jillian makes it to the altar, and the wedding goes off without a hitch. That is, until Abby finds the body of Jack Snyder, an ex-con mysteriously dressed in a waiter's uniform, behind the minister's platform in the gazebo. With the help of hunky restaurateur Marco Salvare and her assistants Grace and Lottie, Abby tries to weed out the real killer from a multitude of thorny suspects.

Collins's Dearly Depotted is everything a good mystery should be: a compelling narrative with an interesting cast of characters (and suspects!) and a lovable protagonist whom readers can empathize with -- all with a shocker of a conclusion guaranteed to wow. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101100080
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Series:
Flower Shop Mystery Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
18,350
File size:
335 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Dearly Depotted (Flower Shop Mystery Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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Kyra, move to result 2.
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flowergirlAR More than 1 year ago
This series is fun. Being a retired florist, makes it very interesting to me. I like the plots, that keep your interest. All in all I have enjoyed the series. I have read them all, and always look forward to the next one. This is a series that is for the reader who wants entertainment. No big life lessons, just fun, relaxing reading.
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TayRe More than 1 year ago
Definatly as good as tha rest
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female-sleuths More than 1 year ago
Female-Sleuth Abby Knight is fresh out of law school - by way of flunking out. She is smart and spunky. Her flower shop is named Bloomers (catchy name) and she is always scrambling for new customers so she can pay her bills. She has a knack for finding dead bodies and for solving the crime. She fantasizes about her new friend, hunky Marco Salvare, who owns a restaurant down the street from Bloomers. He is a former cop and part-time private investigator and the perfect crime-solving partner for Abby.

In Dearly Depotted, Abby is a bridesmaid in her cousin Jillian's wedding. Jillian has a habit of backing out of her previous engagements and since Abby is doing the flowers for this wedding, she is nervous that Jillian will call off the wedding once again. But Abby can breathe a sigh of relief since the wedding goes as planned.

Well, not quite......somebody finds a dead body and Abby is off hunting for the killer.

I really like this series and am looking forward to reading the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abby Knight is a bridesmaid in her cousin Jillian's wedding. Will Jillian really marry Claymore Osborne? She's been engaged many times but hasn't made it to the altar yet. When the groomsman Abby is to walk down the aisle with ends up injured and can't make the wedding, she gets Marco Salvare, her hunky boyfriend and owner of Down The Hatch Bar & Grill. Plus Abby is put on grandma duty to watch Claymore's 90-year-old grandma. When Abby loses the grandma at the wedding, she sets out frantically to find her. Unfortunately when she finds her, she's standing outside the gazebo where the dead body of Jack Snyder lays. He recently got out of jail. There are many suspects. Jack had gotten Jillian's cousin Melanie pregnant and dumped her. He and Melanie's dad Josiah went at it right before the wedding, too. But the police seem to put their sights on Richard Davis for the murder. Grace, an employee of Abby's, is dating Richard and asks for Abby's help. Can she find the real killer? This is one of my favorite series. The sexual tension between Abby and Marco is fabulous. Just enough information without going overboard to know it's there. Abby is such a wonderful sleuth, too. She can get herself into some terrible situations, but I don't find myself yelling at her or throwing the book like in some series. I usually read the books in this series in 2-3 days because they are so much fun and such an easy cozy series to read. I highly recommend this book and series.