A Rose from the Dead (Flower Shop Mystery Series #6)

A Rose from the Dead (Flower Shop Mystery Series #6)

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by Kate Collins
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780451222411
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Series:
Flower Shop Mystery Series, #6
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
158,684
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Rose from the Dead (Flower Shop Mystery Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abby Knight, owner of Bloomers flower shop, has agreed to attend the Midwestern Funeral Directors Convention to try to drum up more business. She shares a booth with her friends Delilah and Max Dove. Considering there is a casket race and a coffin decoration contest, Abby soon finds out it isn't as dull as she expected. Delilah becomes the prime suspect in Sybil Blount's murder because Delilah had arrived to the banquet late because she was repairing their decorated coffin for the contest and Sybil was found murdered in a decorated coffin. Plus earlier Delilah had had a run-in with Sybil over the size of their booth. Sybil was the organizer of the convention. Abby believes the urbane twins Ross & Jess may be responsible for Sybil's death due to some of the pranks they'd pulled on Abby. Could Sybil have been blackmailing someone? How did she get Chet Sunday, the handsome cable TV star, to appear at the convention? Abby and her boyfriend Marco, an ex-cop and owner of Down the Hatch Bar and Grill, set out to clear Delilah and find the real killer. What a great setting for a mystery! I enjoyed the various suspects, of which there were many. Abby and Marco are fabulous together. I like it when they work together, as much as Abby will work with anyone. This series is a fabulous cozy mystery series, and I highly recommend it and this book!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In New Chapel, Indiana, flower shop owner Abby Knight worries about her business failing. She needs new customers and knows that flowers and funerals go together like bacon and eggs. Thus she decides to open up a ¿tasteful¿ floral booth at the Funeral Director Society¿s annual convention.--------- On the down side Abby will deal with some creepy souls who appreciate the DEARLY DEPOTTED as no one else can dig them. For instance the Colonel who is president of the FDS is the self anointed Master Mortician who insists he knows everything there is in converting a corpse into a living tribute and is willing to tell anyone who is not afraid to ask him for a consultation. Then there is the environmental ground hugger Eli ¿Green Guy¿ Cotton who believes Kermit is right that grieving relatives should send their loved ones off in green. The lively gala turns morbid when cosmetician to the dead Sybil ¿the Diva of Death Masks¿ Blount is killed. Unable to resist, Abby investigates who was drumming up business.--------- The latest Flower Shop mystery (see MUM'S THE WORD and ACTS OF VIOLET) is an amusing graveyard amateur sleuth that will have the audience laughing at the antics of the conventioneers and Abby¿s matchmaking mom. The story line is humorous as Abby knows she should have snipped her curiosity in the bud, but instead digs up clues. Harriet Klausner
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Loved it.
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TayRe More than 1 year ago
I like lottie and grace involved more
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Abby finds herself investigating the murder of Sybil, the event planner, during a funeral director's convention. The book opens with Abby trapped inside a casket in the shape of a phone booth. There are twins, also in attendance, who enjoy getting on everyone's nerves by playing practical jokes. Unfortunately they picked the wrong person to lock inside the casket. After Abby realizes they were the culprits, she immediately places them on her suspect list. The only problem is, this prevents her from seeing the big picture and missing the clues that are right in front of her.

A Rose from the Dead fell flat for me. The story takes place in the span of two days, during the convention. The supporting characters make minor appearances in this novel, while the plot centers around Abby and Marco trying to solve the mystery. While this is my least favorite in the series so far, I am still looking forward to reading books 7 and 8.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really hate to write anything negative about one of my favorite series', but I must say this was not one of my favorite books in the series. I struggled to even read it. I read the first four chapters and then put it down and started something else. But then picked it up again, it does get a little better but more towards the middle/end of book. I miss the flower shop though, mostly all of the book is set at this Convention and just lacks interest for me!! I want more of the relations between Abby & Marco, and the other characters as well. I miss the gang at Bloomers...please bring the story back to the shop!! And more of the characters we've came to know and love!! Looking forward to reading the next Flower Shop Mystery!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While a lot of people may not read this series (that I know of, anyway), I for one can't wait for this book to come out. Abby is quirky and hilarious and she is always getting into dangerous (while also a bit funny) situations. Great mysteries!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was eager to read this because I enjoyed the others in this series so MUCH. It didn't stand up to the others, I'm sorry to say.