Dirty Rotten Tendrils (Flower Shop Mystery Series #10) [NOOK Book]

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The newest Flower Shop mystery

When high-powered lawyer Ken "the Lip" Lipinski is found dead from a suspicious overdose, florist and amateur sleuth Abby Knight finds it hard to swallow that his opposing counsel—and her old boss—is the murderer.

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Dirty Rotten Tendrils (Flower Shop Mystery Series #10)

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Overview

The newest Flower Shop mystery

When high-powered lawyer Ken "the Lip" Lipinski is found dead from a suspicious overdose, florist and amateur sleuth Abby Knight finds it hard to swallow that his opposing counsel—and her old boss—is the murderer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101443743
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Flower Shop Mystery Series, #10
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 77,061
  • File size: 325 KB

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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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Great writing!

    I have read most of Kate Collins' books. Each one is very entertaining.
    Don't want to put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

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    Such a great cozy mystery series!

    Cody Verse, is a local boy who is now a famous singer after winning on America's Next Hit Single. Another local boy, Cody's good friend and former songwriting partner, Andrew, claims he helped write the song Cody won with. Cody denies it. Cody is in town for the court case. Ken "the Lip" Lipinski is defending Cody.

    The Lip is found dead of a suspicious overdose. Dave Hammond, opposing counsel and Abby's friend and former employer, is the main suspect.

    Abby and Marco, her hot boyfriend, set out to prove Dave is innocent. The Lip had lots of other enemies. The suspects are plentiful.

    I love this series. Abby and Marco are great together. Add in Abby's family and Marco's family and there is always a lot of fun! I like how the author has been building the relationship between Abby and Marco. The two ladies that help out in Abby's floral shop are fabulous, too. The author has done a great job creating a believable town and cast of characters. I always enjoy reading a book in this series, but they don't last long enough. It's a long wait 'til the next book! I highly recommend this book and series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Uggggg

    So annoyin how it ended horrible

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Awesome

    This series is so addicting! I really love the characters.

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    Fun and exciting mystery

    Abby is back and this time she is trying to find out who killed a lawyer and clear the name of her friend who has become a suspect.
    The flower shop series is always fun to read and hard to put down.
    The wacky people in Abby's life make her adventures fun to read.
    Loved this book.

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    A Great Read

    Abby does not like injustice and when her favorite attorney, Dave, become the prime suspect, Abby vows to clear his name. Working with Marco and with help from her friends, Abby searches for others who have stronger motives to want the Lip dead. This was a good read with several twists and turns and I had an "aha" moment when I finally clicked on who was the killer. Like fine wine, The Flower Shop series, gets more better with time. This is an entertaining series that I never want to see end.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

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    DIRTY ROTTEN TENDRILS

    An Obsidian Mystery
    Division of Penguin Publishing
    Release Date October 5, 2010
    10th Book in the Flower Shop Mystery Series

    New Chapel, Indiana is the home to Bloomers Flower Shop owned by amateur sleuth Abby Knight. Her two assistants, Grace, who has an overwhelming memory for quotes and can spew one for any occasion, and Lottie, mother of quadruplets, who will keep you in stitches laughing throughout the entire story. We can't forget Abby's boyfriend, Marco Salvare, owner of the tavern, Down The Hatch, former Army Ranger, who also moonlights as a private investigator. Or Abby's mom, a kindergarten teacher, and multi-talented artist in a various mediums, and using the word talented in very tongue in cheek. Plus Abby's cousin Jillian who continues to shake up Abby's life under the guise of being a personal shopper. Just for good measure we will throw in Marco's mom, and his brother who seem to rake havoc wherever they go.

    Those are the key players to this series, but in Dirty Rotten Tendrils, New Chapel welcomes home their own hometown boy who has won first place in a national reality show, America's Next Hit Single. His return has set the whole town upside down as they makeover and beautify their stores. Shops are even changing their names to garner the attention of all the national television and newspaper reporters.

    The problem is Cody Verse is not in town for only a concert, he is in New Chapel to fend off a lawsuit filed by his former song writing partner, Andrew Chapper, who claims he is the one who wrote the song that won Cody first prize. The trial barely gets started and Cody's lawyer, Ken "the lip" Lipinski is found dead from a very suspicious overdose. The police are calling it murder and pointing finger at Andrew's attorney.

    Abby believes the police have struck a wrong chord with their suspect and starts to conduct an investigation of her own with her duet partner Marco. They make some beautiful music together bringing an end to things with just the right note.


    This series really keeps you hopping and with all the music in the background of this story I will say it has a great beat and is wonderful to dance to.

    Okay, seriously this story had me thinking I had the murderer figured out so many times I lost count, and was completely surprised at the end. The story also has a cliff hanger ending worthy of any of today's television dramas. I even sent a note to Kate Collins letting her know I was mad at her for the ending, a good mad though because I can't wait to read the next installment to this series. She wrote me back telling me I would only have to wait until next April. APRIL!!! that's 7 months away!!!

    If you are a fan of the Flower Shop Mysteries, get this one pre-ordered today!!! If you are not a fan, why not? I like to read books in the order written but trust me you can read this one first and I bet you will be rushing to find the rest of the series quite quickly. This story has the intrigue to keep you thinking whodunit, but the humor and family dynamics will keep you turning page and page after page, and at the end you will be begging for more. I pick up each book knowing it will be a great mystery, with a little romance and humor, but also to see what Abby's mom has created this time. You will love this story too, from the opening note to the finale, I promise.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Obsidian, a division of Peng

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

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    This is a well written investigative tale.

    Not everyone is happy that Cody Verse is coming back to his hometown in New Chapel, Indiana. It is not to see friends or family, but to defend himself in court against Andrew Chapper who claims he co-wrote the song that Cody used on the national TV show America's Next Hit Single. The appearance catapulted him to fame. Abby, the owner of the flower shop Bloomers wishes he would leave so the town can return to normal.

    Cody hired dirty tricks high profile lawyer Ken "Lip" Lipinski to represent him. Andrew's grandparents hired David Hammond who would have refused the case if he knew his opponent is the great attorney. David is diligent and good, but not flamboyant like his adversary who breaks the rules like stealing evidence. Furious David publicly accuses the Lip of duplicity and illegalities. Soon after their spat, Lip is dead with the circumstantial evidence pointing at David. Abby, who worked for David and her fiancé Marco, a private detective investigate because they believe he is innocent.

    The combination private investigator (Marco) and amateur sleuth (Abby) fuse together to create an appealing Flower Shop mystery (see Sleeping with Anemone) that a wide ranger of readers will enjoy. The heroine's sparkle and spirit sweetly lights up her fiancé's heart while adding a warm dimension to the fine whodunit. However the key is Abby's believability as she attended law school, clerked for Dave, and strictly adheres to Marco's instructions. This is a well written investigative tale.

    Harriet Klausner

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