Seeds of Revenge (Greenhouse Mystery Series #3)

Seeds of Revenge (Greenhouse Mystery Series #3)

by Wendy Tyson

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BN ID: 2940159002792
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Series: Greenhouse Mystery Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 13,064
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Wendy Tyson’s background in law and psychology has provided inspiration for her mysteries and thrillers. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Wendy has returned to her roots and lives there again on a micro-farm with her husband, three sons and three dogs. Wendy’s short fiction has appeared in literary journals, and she’s a contributing editor and columnist for The Big Thrill and The Thrill Begins, International Thriller Writers’ online magazines. Wendy is the author of the Allison Campbell Mystery Series and the Greenhouse Mystery Series.

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SEEDS OF REVENGE 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this series.
asuwish229 More than 1 year ago
Excellent series! Engaging, cozy and relatable characters.
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
When I read the first book in the Greenhouse Mysteries, A MUDDIED MURDER, I was amazed at how quickly I was hooked. And, again with the second installment, BITER HARVEST. Author Wendy Tyson pulled me in with her easy writing style. You know the kind? Every word she writes belongs in the story. She doesn’t “over” describe things or add a bunch of words just to stretch out her word count. Her stories flow across the pages inviting you to drift with them. With that said, while I loved the plot of SEEDS OF REVENGE, author Tyson went edgier with this book. Her same wonderful writing is there. Her characters are still just as enjoyable, and I still have a wicked crush on the devilish Denver. But parts of this book didn’t read “cozy” to me. There is also the use of profanity which I think has no place in a cozy mystery. D*mn and h*ll have been showing up more and more in this genre, and while they make me cringe, I manage to overlook them (mostly). But the use of b***h and b*****d just don’t belong. This was a good, strong story, and didn’t need the addition of profanity to make it better. Now, if this doesn’t bother you, I highly recommend you read this book. You will be in for a good read.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed visiting Winsome at the holiday time. Megan is still working hard to make a go of her farm year round, and stopping by restaurants to let them try her winter greens are a way to drum up off season business. On the way back, she picks up a stranded motorist, Becca Fox. I thought she was a very interesting character, what with her Chemistry background and work with pheromones.. Becca is not happy at the machinations of her aunt, to orchestrate a reunion with her estranged father. When Megan's own aunt is peripherally involved in the death of Paul Fox, Megan steps up to ferret out the killer.
C_Fowler More than 1 year ago
Seeds of Revenge is the third book in the Greenhouse Mystery series by Wendy Tyson, and after reading the first few pages, I found myself wondering "why haven't I read these books before?" The Christmas season in Winsome, Pennsylvania is wonderfully captured, and I found myself wanting to sit down and share hot chocolates with Megan, her Grandmother Bibi, and their friends. However, things are not all merry and bright in Winsome when former resident Paul Fox returns to town under suspicious circumstances and ends up dead a few days later. Even though he was not a nice man and had no shortage of enemies, there is someone willing to do almost anything to keep the killer from being caught, and the book keeps you on the edge of your seat and guessing right until the very end. I loved reading about Megan's organic produce farm and her friends who have helped her to make a success out of it. I felt like I was a part of the story and had a hard time putting it down. Although this is the not the first book in the Greenhouse Mystery series, it can certainly stand alone and doesn't leave the reader confused or have any spoilers about the earlier books. I can't wait to read this series from the beginning and to visit Winsome again. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting story. the characters are engaging, with enough quirky aspects to make it really interesting. The mystery is tight and kept my interest all the way. Loved the tepee! I'd be happy to read more.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time, Megan Sawyer was a high-powered attorney in Chicago, recently widowed, but she put all that behind and moved to the small town of Winsome, Pennsylvania, to help her grandmother run her organic farm and cafe. It doesn't seem like a natural career change but Megan has settled in well and had just been meeting with Philadelphia chefs to set up vendor accounts for her greenhouse wares when she encounters Becca who used to live in Winsome. Becca's aunt Merry invited her to set up a holiday shop for her love potions but Merry actually had an ulterior motive, to reunite Becca and her estranged father. Megan doesn't know any of this but she certainly notices Becca's angry reaction when she sees her father. When Paul is murdered, suspects and motives begin to come out of the woodwork, as it were, and Megan gets into the thick of it first to help Becca but later to help her own aunt Sarah, a mystery author, who's one of those suspects. That suspicion is not necessarily arbitrary---she had an odd connection to the dead man---but, before long, the victims begin to pile up and Megan herself might be in serious jeopardy. Although this series is labeled as "cozy", I think it's actually more in line with the "traditional" subgenre for several reasons. There's a bit of an edge to this story and Megan's background as a lawyer gives her a believability as a sleuth that many cozy protagonists don't really have. It's also a nice touch that Police Chief Bobby King is not averse to her investigating and Megan gets some assistance from staff, friends and family rather than trying to go it alone. There are no TSTL episodes, thank heavens. All in all, this was a well-crafted mystery and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Fair warning, that end is a bit of a humdinger ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable mystery with complex characters that one can really get behind. This story kept me guessing as former lawyer turned organic farmer, Megan, searches for answers to a murder that copy scenes from her famous author aunt's myster novels. The characters in Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson are like people you might know complicated and interesting. I was happy to read this in exchange for a review.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts The “seeds of revenge” are planted deep within this mystery. Megan Sawyer, being the good person she is rescues a stranded motorist in the middle of a blizzard. She delivers Becca Fox right to her aunt’s door. Becca plans to sell her “love potions” at her aunt’s nursery over the holidays. Things are frosty upon her arrival as she meets her father, the man she holds responsible for her mother’s death, on her aunt’s front porch. Becca is upset about the collusion between the two. Megan finds herself in icy straights when the man is found dead. Not only is Becca a suspect but in a remarkable twist so is her own aunt, the famous mystery author. Megan has no choice but the dig in to the investigation putting herself on the killer’s hit list. It doesn’t matter if she has been naughty or nice, this could be her last Christmas in Winsome. I have heard of love potions including the famous Love Potion #9, but I had never heard of a Love Chemist. Becca Fox has an interesting little business but she has hasn’t had it easy since her mother died. She believes her father killed her mother and she has not had anything to do with him since. She has a brother but he does not hold the same beliefs about their father. Megan is drawn to her and so was I. Becca is a complicated character and Ms. Tyson has really brought her to life in this story. Bibi, Megan’s grandmother, reminds me so much of my own grandmother and mother. A hard working woman determined to get to the truth no matter what. She is also one to not hold her tongue. She will tell you her opinions and thoughts on virtually any subject as woman of that generation tends to do. She warms my heart. I also love Scottish vet, Daniel “Denver” Finn and the direction of his relationship with Megan. It is fun to see this relationship grow. The pacing of this book is different. I felt the story was unfolding at a comfortable pace, the clues were being uncovered and I was right there with Megan the entire way, engaged and captivated. The ending was a total surprise. Then I looked up and realized I had read the entire book in one sitting and faster than I had read a book in a very long time. Truly is was a fast pace story but not once did anything feel rushed or glossed over. The author delivered a truly fantastic read. I never once looked for a stopping place or even thought about putting the book down. The characters are well defined and the mystery was exceptional. A cozy mystery with a bit of an edge and I loved it!! It was a trip to Paradise, a chilly escape in the winter but Paradise nonetheless. You will want to start this series from the beginning and get to know the characters from the start. I am anxiously awaiting and excited for my next trip to Winsome.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Revenge is on Someone’s Mind this Christmas Christmas is the season of love and joy and peace on Earth, goodwill to men. The fact that I enjoy so many mysteries set during the season each year is rather ironic. But somehow it hit me fresh with Seeds of Revenge since someone’s desire for revenge is such a driving force of the book. Megan Sawyer is returning to Winsome, Pennsylvania, one night in the middle of a storm when she spots a woman walking on the side of the road. That woman is Becca Fox, and she is heading into town to spend the upcoming holiday with her aunt and launch her business – The Love Chemist. Becca’s car crashed in the storm, and she is grateful for the ride. When Megan drops Becca off at her aunt’s home, she witnesses a tense scene between Becca and Paul, her very estranged father. A couple of days later, Paul dies in the home he is renting in the area. At first, this looks like an accident, but the police investigation turns up evidence that it was murder. Naturally, Becca is a person of interest, but Megan is struck by the similarities to one of the books Megan’s aunt Sarah has written. Is that a coincidence? Or is there a message there that will lead to the killer? This series leans to the traditional side of the cozy spectrum. No, there isn’t anything too graphic here, but it is more serious than many of the series I read. This book is no exception. In fact, the Christmas setting really drives that home since it provides such a stark contrast to the events of the book. The plot of the book is strong. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until we reached the end, at which point I could see how everything had been leading to the climax. Those who have read the first two books in the series won’t be surprised by the tight plotting at all since it’s been a staple of all three books in the series. But it’s the characters who really make this book so powerful. As we get to know the suspects and learn exactly what Paul was like when he was alive, we get a sobering picture. It seems everyone we talk to had a different take on him, so this is one time where the victim becomes a fully fleshed out character. The suspects are just as strong. And the series regulars continue to shine. We don’t see as much of some of the regulars as we might have in the first two books, but those we do get to see are still delightful to spend time with. Since Sarah is part of the plot, she and Megan have to spend time together, furthering an ongoing storyline, which I appreciated. Megan works on a small farm and owns a café in town. The first couple of books in the series have featured a recipe, something that is missing here. True confession time: even though I love looking at the recipes in all the culinary cozies I read, I haven’t made any of the recipes for years, so this is something I am noting only in passing. Don’t pick up Seeds of Revenge expecting a light Christmas mystery. But do pick up Seeds of Revenge. This is a strong mystery that will stay with you after you are done. NOTE: I received a copy of this book.
TarynLee More than 1 year ago
In this third book of the series Megan has her greenhouses set up to produce vegetables throughout the cold winter, she is out contacting restaurants hoping to add some new contracts to her ever growing business. When coming home from one of her selling trips she comes across a person stuck on the side of the road, it turns out to be Becca the niece of one of the locals, Mary Chance. When Megan drops off Becca at her aunts house things get a bit dicey. Becca sees her father a man she can't stand and the person to whom she blames for the death of her mother. When Becca's father is later found dead everyone looks toward the daughter first. Megan soon realizes that there were quite a few people that didn't like the man and the suspect list grows from one to many, her author aunt being among them. Is her aunt the killer or was it the daughter? Can Megan find the truth before she ends up as a victim? Who had the most to gain by killing? Was he as bad as some are making him out to be? Find the answer to these questions and more by diving into this well plotted mystery. The authors progression of Megan from book one to three has shown her truly growing as a character, especially one I would like to know better. Her romantic relationship has been moving forward in a realistic fashion along with her relationships with family and friends, this makes for a more relatable character which I always appreciate. I can't wait to see what is in store next for Megan and the town of Winsome.
KathleenC55 More than 1 year ago
“Seeds of Revenge” earns 5/5 Vials of the Sweet Aroma of…Revenge! I am very aware of the countless rave reviews for Wendy Tyson’s Greenhouse Mystery series, and am thrilled to finally join in with others to voice my excitement. Although I started with the third book, I never felt at a loss with the backstory or character connections. Wendy brings us Megan Sawyer who had given up her Chicago-based law career for the peace and quiet Winsome, Pennsylvania, helping to open a store and café featuring products from Washington Acres, her grandmother’s organic farm. Along with the ins and outs of farming and running a business, she also falls into various murders and during the subsequent investigations she is assisted by her grandmother Bibi, friends, novice Police Chief Bobby King, and the hunky Scottish vet turned boyfriend Daniel “Denver” Finn. I very much enjoyed “Seeds of Revenge,” more a cozy with an edge. I was immediately hooked with Megan’s character as she starts off by acting the good samaritan and picking up a stranded motorist on the side of the road during a terrible winter storm. We meet Becca Fox, the niece of Winsome favorite Merry Chance, who is setting up her business in her aunt’s nursery for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Becca is The Love Chemist, who makes naturally scent love potions using pheromones, what she calls the magic ingredient. Dropping Becca off at Merry’s home Megan is shocked at Becca’s reaction upon seeing Paul, her estranged father. She is extremely agitated, not wanting to have anything to do with him, and accusing him of having murdered her mother. Sure many families have conflicts and misunderstandings, but when Paul is found dead, Becca is still the number one suspect. And when she shows signs of mental instability, law enforcement believes it is an open and shut case…Megan’s not so sure, of course, the subsequent investigation is very well written and clever, an engaging page-turner: Fox family secrets, connections to the Sawyer family, multiple murders, along with issues surrounding the farm and navigating through the relationship with Denver. I loved it! There’s always something extra, too, Gardening Tips and a delicious easy-to-follow recipe. "Disclosure: A review copy of this book was selected by me from NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.”