Dagger in Dahlias

Dagger in Dahlias

by Dale Mayer

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A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Book #4 in the series is Dagger in the Dahlias.

Riches to rags. ... Chaos quiets. ... Crime is circling. ... And cold cases never cease ...

After almost a month in picturesque Kelowna, Doreen Montgomery still can't keep her notoriety to a minimum or her nose out of other people's business. Now those suffering from the loss of a loved one seek her out, wanting her help. While the last thing Doreen wants is to have the media discover she's involved in another cold case, she is already hooked on the details ...

But even more is going on. News has gotten out that Nan's old house is brimming over with valuable antiques, antiques Nan collected and left for Doreen, and the seedier elements of their lovely town are circling like vultures. With her animals in full assistant mode, Doreen must investigate the cold case, right the wrongs of the past, and keep her home safe, all while evading the media—and Corporal Mack Moreau.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161441350
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Series: Lovely Lethal Gardens Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,275
File size: 621 KB

About the Author

She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

And that’s okay too.

There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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Dagger in Dahlias 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the animals and the storyline I will be reading the next book
Anonymous 7 months ago
Doreen is a busy lady. Reading on to see when Doreen and Mack will get together as a couple.
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Thoroughly enjoyable read with a quirky heroine & a glimpse of future romance
moonfox1234 More than 1 year ago
This is another entertaining read in this series. Doreen finds herselve knee deep in yet another case in this cozy mystery. Along for the ride are Mack, the long suffering Police Corporal (and potential love interest?), Thaddeus, Goliath and Mugs (Her scene stealing pet assistants) and Nan, (her make you laugh out loud Grandmother). A funny and delightful who-done-it that will keep you guessing and smiling page after page.
Linda Richter More than 1 year ago
Why Doreen of course. Now she has people putting cold cases in her mail box as if she needs anymore to do. Nor is she thrilled with her nickname the Bone Lady. Things just seem to happen to her. Of course Mack isn't to thrilled to learn she is being asked to looking to cold cases either. He always gets roped into helping her or getting her out of harms way. Dagger in the Dahlias is another cold case with surprising twists. I do not give spoilers. I just love these cozy mysteries. I know you will also. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
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Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Dagger in the Dahlias by Dale Mayer Lovely Lethal Gardens Series Book Four Doreen Montgomery has just managed to get through solving a cold case. She's not been at her new home, her Nan's home, very long, and yet, she has either found dead bodies or found items sending her toward other mysteries. She's still trying to clean out her new home, get some valuable antiques out before they get ruined...or stolen...and she needs to learn how to cook and take care of herself. When she gets a request to look into a cold case...how can she say no? After all, if she can help someone find closure in their life, she'll do it. No matter how much she has to bother the handsome detective she's befriended. Great stories, especially with her animal menagerie...Mugs the basset hound, Goliath the Maine coon cat, and Thaddeus the talkative African Grey.
D-BookNerd1 More than 1 year ago
Doreen is looking to solve another cold case. This time she is working to solve a case that doesn't seem to have many clues or witnesses left to talk too. Her personal safety is at risk because of the antiques in the house, as well as all the questions she's been asking. The antics of the animals is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, and is a home security system even necessary when you have a protective African Grey parrot hahaha. I love this series, and can't wait to see what happens in the next book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Maggs More than 1 year ago
Doreen and her 3 pet companions have managed to take on another cold case. She is juggling a growing relationship with Corporal Mack Moreau, learning to cook, trying to manage a house full of antiques left to her by her grandmother Nan and also her curiosity which leads her into solving cold cases. Speaking of Nan, she is a challenge too as she is living in senior housing and apparently amusing herself with betting schemes. All in all they are quite the characters and never cease to delight and amuse the reader. I do believe the pets could have a story of their own with their antics. Definitely a enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
CherylLoverofPugs More than 1 year ago
I have said it before, but have to say it again, these characters are awesome! Love the way they interact with each other and love the fact that there are animals that are "main" characters in the book! The book was written so that it kept your attention from start to finish and had me laughing. It kept you guessing throughout the book. Love love love Dale's books and this series is another winner!
BookLover410 More than 1 year ago
I'm having such fun reading this series, though I wish the antiques were all gone as it's stressing me out. Doreen once again finds herself in the middle of a cold case. Can she solve this one? The hilarious antics of her pets make this a very entertaining story. There is something going on with Nan but I'm sure we'll get back to her in the next book. The relationship with Mack and Doreen is still in the friendship stage, a touch of flirting. Hopefully they will get together down the track.
hud270 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic new book in the series, Doreen and her animals are once again involved in a cold case. The mystery keeps you guessing and the trio of pets will keep you entertained. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
cherlym More than 1 year ago
Doreen aka the bone lady is back at it again. Her 3 trusty sidekicks, Thaddaeus, Goliath and of course Mugs is there to spur her on and protect her and she goes investigating a 29yr old mystery. Nan puts her two cents in and wants info for her betting. Mack our fearless Mounty is becoming a touch more forthright about letting interest show for Doreen and teaching her to cook :) Doreen finds out that most of the furniture she is not enamored with are antiques. Yeah, income to live on. What I absolutely love about this series is you never really know who did it, there twists and turns all the way through and we get to watch Doreen grow as in individual as she learns to become self efficient and sees how the world runs without chefs, maids, etc. Ready for E :) Thank you booksprout and Dale Mayer for this lighthearted by thought provoking new series.
Wendy S Hodges More than 1 year ago
Sensational story with a plot full of intriguing hints and little twists that keep you reading, there are dangers lurking and clues cropping up when you don't expect them. Great moments with the animals to love. Oh and woe betide anyone threaten Doreen's family she is a feisty little thing when she needs to be, plus a few more sparks along the way. I adore this series and this unwitting sleuth with her three unlikely helpers, it is not to heavy but still contains serious events. This is murder mystery with a difference.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doreen has many projects to juggle -- sorting through her Grandma Nan's house for antiques, flowers beds reclaimed in the backyard, and cooking lessons from her friend Mack. A message comes to her door, asking her help on a missing person from almost 3 decades ago. With the help of Nan and her friends, Goliath, Mugs and Thaddeus, Doreen digs into her next mystery. This book is just old fashion fun, a book for all ages. I laughed out loud in several spots and cheered as the pace picked up. No spoilers (just read, enjoy and laugh/cheer and laugh some more). I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.