From Garden to Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1)

From Garden to Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1)

by Rickie Blair

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From Garden to Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1) by Rickie Blair

Murder. It's a perennial problem.

Verity Hawkes is a shut-in. After two years bunkered in her apartment, the only thing that gets her out is the disappearance of her beloved but eccentric aunt. As she takes over her aunt's landscaping shop, she'll need to go from hoarder to horticulturist in a hurry…

Her new home of Leafy Hollow is quaint, except for her most obnoxious client. When a series of freak accidents kills the customer, all signs point to Verity as the killer.

The hunt for answers is on, and Verity must question a tipsy carpenter, a bacon-peddling vegan baker, and her dreamy landscaping competitor to keep her new life afloat. Failure to find the truth could put her back in a confined space for much more than two years…

From Garden To Grave is the first book in a series of delightfully funny cozy mysteries. If you like lovably quirky characters, deceptively idyllic Canadian villages, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Rickie Blair's Leafy Hollow Mysteries.

Buy From Garden To Grave to plant a new seed of mystery today! 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154313527
Publisher: Barkley Books
Publication date: 04/29/2017
Series: Leafy Hollow Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,058
File size: 659 KB

About the Author

For over two decades I've has been a financial journalist, with a particular interest in frauds and scams and how they ruin lives. 

My love for fiction writing led to the creation of fraud investigators Ruby Delaney and Hari Bhatt, who "separate the pros from their cons." Ruby's a troubled actress and Hari's the financial genius who would do anything for her.

I make my home in southern Ontario with assorted rescued pets and an overactive Netflix account.

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From Garden To Grave (The Leafy Hollow Mysteries, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, enjoyed this story. One mystery solved and another one still brewing. Story didn't drag & I kept wanting to get back to it. Getting the next one.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Enough seriousness mingled in. Very good read!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Good reading
Anonymous 12 months ago
Didn't see the end result coming.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I expected a simple cozy mystery but it was more than that. The characters were all but alive and there's a back story I can't wait to learn more of. And the main story was well done, with false clues, multiple possible suspects and everything else you could want in a good mystery. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Anonymous 10 months ago
A nice little rated G mystry. ? Finished in just over 24 hours.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Fun read.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyable mystery. Reclusive young widow Verity travels to a small Canadian town to settle her favorite aunt's estate, even though she refused to accept that her aunt is really dead. While trying to revive her aunt's landscaping business and restore her neglected house, she becomes embroiled in local 'politics' and, by the way, a couple of murders and a hit and run cold case. Personable characters, humor, twists and turns and a teensy bit of romantic attraction kept me engrossed...and the epilogue was intriguing enough to purchase the next book in the series.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Enjoyed
Anonymous 2 days ago
Will written. Loved this read.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Great mystery and characters. Lml
Anonymous 4 months ago
Verity is a recluse and has been since her husband’s death two years ago. The thought of leaving her apartment brings on such anxiety that she even has her groceries delivered. Then she gets a call from her aunt’s attorney saying her aunt has disappeared and she needs to come and take over her aunt’s landscaping business. Eventually she realizes she has to do this. So she gets herself together and flys to her aunt’s house. What she discovers leads her to feel she needs to try and find out what happened to her aunt. The story takes unexpected detours leading to many surprises. It is a good story but I only gave it a four because it has a cliffhanger ending, and there’s nothing I despise more. The story itself could have ended without the cliffhanger so I suppose it’s not as bad as it could be.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A nice surprise!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great book. Easy to read with some good humor mix of mystery. Good read. Will continue the series
Anonymous 4 months ago
Cast of characters in this " who done it" were enjoyable, storyline was good, will want to read the next one
Anonymous 6 months ago
Cute, but not amazing. Verity is more than a little annoying. Wasn't super hard to figure out who did it, reason was a surprise but rather thin for a motive. Probably won't buy add'l titles.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Fast-paced with humor made for an entertaining read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Nice summer read.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A fun light hearted mystery. Will get the next book in the series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyed reading will be reading the next in the series .
Anonymous 8 months ago
Verity is a good name and this book is an excellent example of a well written mystery. Quite enjoyable this book will not disappoint.
Anonymous 8 months ago
In the tradition of Rosemary and thyme.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved it, well written, Fun read
Anonymous 9 months ago
Got this for free, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Characters are relatable, mystery is not obvious. I look forward to reading more!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great Fun Read