Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery Series #4)

Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery Series #4)

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by Kate Collins
     
 

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When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl’s got to face down her dragons....

PLANT OF ATTACK

Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s old law school nemesis,

Overview

When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl’s got to face down her dragons....

PLANT OF ATTACK

Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s old law school nemesis, Professor “Snapdragon” Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there’s anything she can’t stand, it’s injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower—only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect....

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“A bouquet of irresistible characters.”—Elaine Viets, Author of the Dead-End Job Mysteries

“A spirited sleuth....Here’s hoping we see more of intrepid florist Abby Knight.” —Nancy J. Cohen, Author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218315
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Series:
Flower Shop Mystery Series, #4
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
86,704
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“A bouquet of irresistible characters.”—Elaine Viets, Author of the Dead-End Job Mysteries

“A spirited sleuth....Here’s hoping we see more of intrepid florist Abby Knight.” —Nancy J. Cohen, Author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

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Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
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KTanner More than 1 year ago
Love it! Abby's a handful and Marco sounds yummy.
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pecan More than 1 year ago
a great mystery combined with an adorable main character and friends and a zany cousin!
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CheliD More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in the Flower Shop mysteries by kate Collins. I have enjoyed all of these books and they seemed to be getting better as we go along.

The character development for the main characters is expanded with each book so that it is as if you were getting to know the characters as real people. At the same time, the previous stories of the series are referenced in such a way that if you missed one of the previous books, you can still carry on without the details of that story.
The plotline was entertaining as well as effectively planned and holds the readers interest as well as building a bit of suspense to force you forward in the story.
Can't wait to open the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abby Knight, owner of Bloomers flower shop, receives an order for one perfect black funeral rose to be delivered to her most hated professor from her law school years, 'Snapdragon' Puffer. She decides to face her fears and deliver the flower herself. After she almost runs him over with her car, she tries to sneak in to deliver the flower and is caught riffling his desk. Puffer is known for breaking pencils and throwing them at students. She was imitating him when he catches her. She flees. Then she runs into Professor Carson Reed. She had been arrested for protesting in front of Dermacol Labs that performs test on animals. He's involved with the lab. He taunts her, and she yells harsh words back before leaving. She decided to return to Puffer's office to retrieve the flower he threw in the trash. What she finds is Professor Reed dead in Puffer's chair, killed with a pencil wound. Her fingerprints were all over the murder weapon. The town decides she's guilty and begins boycotting her shop, and the press is after her. She tries to sneak around unseen to figure out who killed the professor. In the meantime, there is a pet stealing ring operating in town, and she gets involved in that investigation as well. Abby Knight is awesome. I really like reading these books. I just hate that I like them so much I read them too fast and have to wait a whole year for another one to publish! I love the flower shop setting. Plus the sexual tension between Abby and Marco keeps things hot! This is a fabulous cozy mystery series and I highly recommend it and this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this books i am now a freshmen in high school and i started reading them in middle school and i loved them but dont think that they only appeal to younger people because i lended them to my aunt and she now is a huge fan and is waiting along side my for the newest one!
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