Killing Weeds

Killing Weeds


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ISBN-13: 9781511940269
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 487,933
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Killing Weeds 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Josette86 More than 1 year ago
For those of you who haven’t had a chance to read the 8th book in the Peggy Lee Garden series, you’re truly missing out! This is another wonderfully creative and hilarious series by Cozy authors Joyce and Jim Lavene. In this book, a mysterious villain is making Peggy Lee’s life miserable by vandalizing her shop! They are also going after her son Paul by attempting to frame him for the murder of an innocent girl. To make matters worse, Peggy Lee is forced to take a leave from her job as a part-time forensic botanist. While being unable to open the shop, Peggy Lee and her partner Sam try to discover who the killer is. What’s most surprising is who they come face to face with as they follow the clues! Who is the killer? Are they really after Peggy Lee and Paul? Or are they after her partner, Sam? There are so many twists and turns with such a surprise ending, you’ll never see it coming! I know I didn’t! Each book in this series just keeps getting better and better! Joyce and Jim Lavene have several amazing series and this one is no exception! The only question that remains is: what trouble will Peggy Lee get into next?? You’ll have to wait for the next book in the series to find out!
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book by Joyce Lavene.  Whether it is written by Joyce, her husband Jim, or the combination of both you will never be disappointed.  They have a talent of making the reader lose themselves in the story.   And Killing Weeds is no exception.  From the beginning to the end you feel like you are a part of Peggy's family as they try to clear her son Paul's name and find out who would hate Peggy so much as to set her son up for murder and vandalize her shop, The Potting Shed. With the help of her son, husband Steve, and old friend on the police force Al, Peggy works diligently to get her life back to normal.   I could go on but that would ruin the fun for you.  I highly recommend you dig into this book .... Its a must read ! ! !
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
When her garden shop, The Potting Shed, is vandalized, Peggy Lee is devastated. Who would do this? What she doesn't realize is that this is just the beginning. A deadly enemy has targeted her, her family and those she loves. Can she find out why before this person makes her the next victim? Joyce and Jim Lavene have written another well told mystery. It's filled with characters that I like and care about. Charlotte in all its spring finery provides a beautiful setting for murder and mayhem. Killing Weeds has snappy dialogue and an interesting plot. This series has become a favorite with its interesting characters and suspenseful plot that kept me on the edge of my seat. An added bonus is the plant information. Joyce and Jim Lavene are masters of their craft. I never miss one of their mysteries.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
This is the 8th book in this series and I can tell you right now, you don’t have to have read the previous books to enjoy this one, but you’ll sure want to. The first thing I liked about the characters was Peggy Lee is close to my age. She’s a grandmother with a husband several years younger than her, but she doesn’t dye her hair, over exercise to stay firm, or hide her wrinkles. She earned them and wears them with pride. And something that makes me have to go back to the beginning, besides loving these characters, is Shakespeare, Peggy’s Great Dane. I didn’t get to know him much in this book, but I have a feeling he played bigger roles in some of the other books in the series. I’m huge on animals as key characters in stories and I bet that big, lovable cuss had some major parts in some of these mysteries. There’s more than one type of killing weed in this mystery. You have your flora and your fauna. That’s something else I really enjoyed. The local police hire Peggy when they need a forensic botanist. This felt a bit like CSI, especially as Peggy’s son, Paul is married to Mia, a forensic chemist. This probably isn’t the first time these two gals teamed up to solve a riddle. A strange coincidence or just bad luck. This book is about a killing weed, Hogweed, highly toxic and used in a murder. I was out clearing a flower bed and removed a nasty thorned vine. Forgetting to wash my hands, I rubbed my eyes and was in agony for over 2 hours. Couldn’t open my eyes, couldn’t shut them for the fiery pain. They finally cleared up after two days. Shows how deadly plants can be. This has the usual recipe for a cozy mystery. Fun, colorful characters, a furry friend, and, or course, a murder. One that wasn’t easy to solve. I had an idea, then I didn’t, then I did. Great fun, which I’ve come to expect from these authors. I’ve read books from a few of their other series’ and enjoyed them too.
Angelofbooks More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy for an honest review. Loved the tidbits in this about the different plants. A few I already knew but many I did not, so was a joy to learn something new. At points I did feel that something happened and we needed to know more. This dynamic duo in writing quickly told you what you needed to know. Towards the end I was crying and on the edge of my seat. Loved the whole book and really enjoy this series.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Awesome Series! This is an awesome series; this is the eighth book in the Peggy Lee Garden Mystery series by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Peggy Lee is a forensic botanist and garden shop owner. When someone is murdered wearing a mink coat lined with poison, Peggy Lee determines that a special blend of botanical poisons were used for the murder, it makes her son Paul the primary suspect. Once I started reading this book, I didn’t want to put it down until the end. If you are looking for a great mystery that will leave you guessing until the end, then you need to read this book. I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
smmolloy More than 1 year ago
Springtime in Charlotte should be beautiful but someone is hell bent on making Peggy Lee’s life and the life of her son a complete nightmare.  Even her friends and business are being targeted.  The big question everyone wants an answer to is who hates her enough to want to destroy everything that is important to her? All I can say is wow!  I’ve loved this series since Pretty Poison was first released in 2005 and Killing Weeds did not disappoint.   Joyce and Jim Lavene are fantastic writers and I guarantee that you will love their gardening mysteries even if you have a black  thumb like me
TessT More than 1 year ago
What great fun it was to catch up with Peggy Lee and her new husband Steve. Waking to a middle of the night phone call, not knowing which job it might be, her garden shop or her part time job as a forensic biologist for the medical examiner's office. This call happens to be Sam, her assistant at the garden shop, asking Peggy to come right down. On arrival Peggy discovers that there was a break-in and the whole shop was trashed. While waiting for the police to finish, Peggy receives another phone call. This one is from the medical examiner's office requesting for her to meet them at a high class condo in town. On arrival Peggy discovers that the victim is a well dressed, mid thirties lady. The M.E. is all ready at the scene, Mai is an assistant M.E., she is also Peggy's daughter in law and mother to Peggy's sweet granddaughter, Rosie. Between the mess of the shop and the new murder investigation, Peggy is stressing out. When the news of a dear relative's possible involvement in the murder, she can hardly believe it. Those of us who are fans of Peggy know that she can handle anything that is put  on her plate. Joyce and Jim Lavene have once again made my heart smile. The care and love that they show their fans just floors me,  they take time to reply to their fans, if only a short shout out. It's no surprise to me that they, in return, have such devoted fans. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
Wow! The first six chapters of KILLING WEEDS had more things happening than I’ve read in entire books. But it’s not surprising to me that authors Joy & Jim Lavene had my full attention in this mystery so quickly, because they have in every book I’ve read by them. This was a wonderfully written story with plenty of mystery coming from every direction. There was never a dull moment. I turned each page eagerly awaiting what would come next. The Lavenes have taken the twists and turns associated with mystery and supersized them. When the reveal came, I was completely shocked! I love that each chapter started with the names of poisonous plants and information about them. It just goes to show the research the authors did for their story. There was only thing I didn’t like about this book…it had to end.  I just wanted more an more! Check out the back of the book for Peggy Lee’s Garden Journal, a yummy recipe, and gardening tips for keeping our bee friends happy.