Arsenic in the Azaleas

Arsenic in the Azaleas

by Dale Mayer


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ISBN-13: 9781773361086
Publisher: Valley Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Series: Lovely Lethal Gardens , #1
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 231,251
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between - no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you'll want to cuddle close.

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Arsenic in the Azaleas 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
DNF... I am 70 pages in and other than finding the body, the main character has visited her nan and thought nonstop about her divorce. When there is dialogue it makes no sense and characters don’t behave in sensible, believable ways.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was a fun 200 page read, I will be purchasing more in the series
Anonymous 13 days ago
This is a simple story. It is cute but not much depth. The author should be aware that conscious refers to a state of alertness (versus being comatose) whereas conscience is the part of one's awareness of right versus wrong....
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Anonymous 15 days ago
I enjoyed the book but it bogs down a bit over the divorce. The animals add to the story. I'll probably read more of this series if they aren't too expensive.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Ok mystery but got tired of reading about her ex and his new wife. Maybe Doreen could go ask her nan about lighting a gas stove and not act like it was impossible to do so. Or if she could go onher laptop and search for people, Did s he not realizeshe could learn about thestove, etc? Lml
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Anonymous 4 months ago
This book was a good first cozy mystery.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I really enjoyed reading Arsenic In The Azaleas . This is book one in the Lovely Lethal Gardens series . This cozy mystery is great and definitely keeps your attention . It is humourous and delightful . The Characters are interesting . Doreen Montgomery is a accident waiting to happen but you gotta love her . Corporal Mack Moreau really has his hands full keeping Doreen in line or at least trying to . The collection of pets are a Fabulous interesting bunch . It is a very well written story . I look forward to more in this series . The story line is intriguing and interesting . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy . I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Anonymous 4 days ago
207 pages. Need more free reads in this series!
Anonymous 7 days ago
Interesting in its own quirky way. Love the bird. Glad I dont have one though. Pete and repeat. Looking foward to book two. AKS
Anonymous 10 days ago
Easy reading, funny and enter.taining
Anonymous 11 days ago
Anonymous 15 days ago
Fun read
Anonymous 18 days ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
Way too much extra chatter and unimportant divorce info
DevotedReadAholic 6 months ago
Just loved this book! Have already read the next two books and they were great as well. Have been a fan of the author's romantic suspense books and can not believe this was even better! This book has everything you could want in a "cozy"! Loved the animals! Loved her crazy gambling granny and her new potential suitor! Doreen stumbles into body after body, after splitting with her husband. Its great to see her grow in self-sufficiency and how much she really wants to solve the mystery. Humor, light romance and a great mystery! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cheryl-S 7 months ago
This is book one in the Lethal Gardens series and it features Mack, Doreen and Nan. This quirky story is a witty, wacky murder mystery with crazy characters and their pets. In this first book there is NO romance even slightly happening. As a reviewer this genre with its lack of romance is not the normal for me but I decided to give it a chance anyways. As I started reading it became more and more interesting and before I knew it I was HOOKED! The murder mystery was brilliantly written. The outcome was surprising! Nan is fantastic! These quirky characters have just the right amount of crazy and seriousness in them. Mack is totally serious, more than sexy and I want more of him. I’m looking forward to the next book.
Dimac1 7 months ago
A great start to a new series by this author that had mystery, humour, and a bit of suspense near the end. Doreen has moved into her Nana’s house after her divorce, trying to get back on her feet and make a new life. Only after arriving to her new home, her dog happens to find something disturbing and soon the police are all up in her backyard and business. She then decides to find some answers and gets Mack, a corporal in the force, helping her out when she finds more mysteries in her home. Now if she can only stop finding bodies, she may have a normal life. A great start with a few scenes that had me chuckling out loud. I did miss the romantic aspect of the read but I’m hoping the author has Doreen and Mack find their way towards each other because of romance and not because of bodies. The story flowed nicely and Nana was a hoot as well as her family of furry pets. The ending brought all the answers to the mystery but leaves it on another mystery and a bit of a cliffhanger when Doreen, once again, finds something in a garden. *I voluntarily read an advanced copy and expressed my honest opinion*
NCMS 7 months ago
This is the first book in the Lovely Lethal Gardens series. When I first read about this book, I wasn’t very interested in reading it. I don’t really like the amateur sleuth genre. Since I love Dale Mayer’s other series I decided to give it a chance and I’m glad I did. Doreen was a trophy wife that never had to do anything for herself. After her separation, she needs to learn how to take care of herself. She moves into her grandmother’s house and finds that she has a cat and parrot in addition to her dog. The animals provide humor, while the dog finds dead bodies, the parrot is always talking with lines that make you think he isn’t just mimicking what he hears. Doreen starts clearing out some of the clutter in the house and turns up clues to the murders. While driving Mack the RCMP investigator crazy, she actually helps to solve the murder or as it turns out 3 murders. This is another hit series and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jutzie 7 months ago
Arsenic in the Azaleas by Dale Mayer Lovely Lethal Gardens Series Book One Doreen Montgomery has just moved into her grandmother's home. It's a huge change from where she lived with her wealthy husband. Nan's moved into Rosemoor, the nursing home not far from Doreen. Her first day isn't going too well. She hasn't even unpacked—before all kinds of things happened. Such as, she now not only has Mugs, her basset hound, but she's also a caretaker for a cat the size of Mugs and a talking bird. The following days in her new home and town don't improve much. Doreen seems to be a magnet for trouble. Good thing she has the handsome detective to call. This is told from Doreen's perspective only. A humorous mystery.
moonfox1234 8 months ago
I found this book to be surprisingly fun, suspenseful and highly entertaining. A murder mystery read that is heavily spiced with humor will leave you chuckling as you try to figure out this whodunnit. I loved Doreen. I thought she was a charming combination of sassy and clueless. This left you either cheering her on or smacking your forehead at her many "Duh Moments". Her interactions with poor Corporal Mack Moreau will leave you in stiches and sending him your sympathies. I think I feel a spark of chemistry there and hope it develops over the series. The addition of the scene stealing Mugs, Goliath and Thaddeus is truly the icing on the cake! A great book and a wonderful start to this series that will leave you eager for the next book.
BookLover410 8 months ago
Is this what's known as a cozy mystery, not really my thing but I love this author. It was an entertaining tale with all the animals and dead bodies turning up. I had wondered if the good guys would turn out to be the bad guys. The female character is a ditz, brainwashed into being a trophy wife for too long. Hoping the next story has her ex getting what he deserves. Funny tale, I enjoyed it.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I was introduced and have been an avid fan since I started reading her SEALS of Honor, Heroes for Hire, and SEALS of Steel. Arsenic in the Azaleas is a much different tale. Arsenic in the Azaleas, the first of three books in this new series, is a fun romp. It is reminiscent of classic humor such as Arsenic and Old Lace. It is a book for all ages and I smiled as I kept flipping the pages, trying to figure out where the next twist in the storyline would take me. A new arrival to a small Canadian town, three pets who do more the sleep, and a very faint hint of romance add color and intrigue as surprises are found in the backyard. Bravo, Dale Mayer ! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.