Slay It with Flowers (Flower Shop Mystery Series #2)

Slay It with Flowers (Flower Shop Mystery Series #2)

by Kate Collins

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ISBN-13: 9780451214553
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Flower Shop Mystery Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 216,789
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mystery series. She grew up in a suburb of Hammond, Indiana, one block from the family home of author Jean Shepherd, whose humorous stories inspired Kate at an early age. After a stint as an elementary school teacher, Kate wrote children's short stories and historical romance novels before turning to her true passion, mystery. She lives in northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida.

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Slay It with Flowers (Flower Shop Mystery Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This sequel is just as fun as the first one with a couple more twists added to it. I found myself racing through some of the chapters to find out what would happen next! I thought to myself while reading about Abby's habits and quirks that I am so like Abby! A sassy, fun, mystery story to read on a rainy day!
IceQueenTN on LibraryThing 5 months ago
After reading the first book, I was slightly hesitant to continue the series. It was just an "ok" book to begin with. Hoping that the series would get better, I read the next in the series. It didn;t get better, but it didn't get worse either. The character is likable, but plain stupid most of the time. I'm hoping she starts to get smarter in the next book, or I may have to cry "uncle" and just give up and move on to a better book.
Darrol on LibraryThing 5 months ago
About as flaky as Stephanie Plum books are getting, but this is only the second in the series. About the only interesting character is Simon the cat.
scoutlee on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the 2nd book in the Flower Shop Mystery series. Abby Knight has been asked by her cousin, Jillian, to be a bridesmaid. Abby, not quite thrilled, agrees and will also provide the flowers for the ceremony. Honestly, Abby is more interested in receiving the paycheck to keep her business afloat than being a bridesmaid. Abby has doubts about the wedding anyway because Jillian is known for getting engaged annually and dumping her fiance before the wedding day.Not only does Abby have to wear a hideous dress, she also has to see her former fiance, who is the groom's brother. Still, Abby wants to do the right thing and tries her best to make sure her cousin gets married. The bride and groom walking down the aisle soon becomes doubtful as one of the groomsmen goes missing and the another is found dead. Despite Abby promising not to meddle, she soon finds herself in the middle of the investigation.I really like this series. I like Abby Knight as a main character. She's a young woman trying to move on with her life by following her dreams. She struggles with her mom (who really wants her married with children) and living in her brothers' shadows (they are extremely successful with families of their own). She lives with her best friend, Nikki, and her friend's cat, Simon. She recently met Marco, the owner of the bar across the street from her shop. Her one flaw is she can't keep her promise of not meddling. From this, she finds herself being kidnapped, stalked and threatened. I will continue to read the rest of the series.
Darla on LibraryThing 5 months ago
2nd in the series. Abby's cousin's wedding is in jeopardy, as is Abby's fee for the flowers, when the best man turns up murdered.
NemesisClaws on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Pretty decent read, but there were times I wanted to strangle the main character's cousin. Then again, that's pretty accurate to most family members today. :) The action didn't really pick up till mostly haflway to the end of the book, but otherwise, it was enjoyable.
chinquapin on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I really did not care for this book at all, even though I generally love reading cozy mysteries. I found the characters to be rather annoying. Abby Knight did a lot of incredibly idiotic things. And everyone seemed to think that how one looks and how much money one makes are the sum total of a happy existence. The mystery itself was very boring to me and flowers were mentioned only briefly and had nothing to do with the story. Also, the town was nondescript and boring, and location is usually a very important element for me when reading a cozy. All in all, it was a disappointment and I don't plan on getting any more in this series.
drebbles on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Abby Knight, owner of a struggling flower shop, is not only a bridesmaid in her cousin Jill's upcoming wedding, she is in charge of the flower arrangements, which will bring much needed money into her shop. As if Abby didn't have enough to do, when one of the men in the wedding party disappears and another is murdered, Jill insists that Abby solve the murder. Abby has no choice but to agree (she really needs the money from the wedding) and as she investigates she finds herself surrounded by suspects. Abby also is convinced that there's a prostitution ring in town, so she starts to investigate that as well, thinking the two might be connected. Not everyone is happy with her meddling and Abby needs to solve the case soon before she becomes the next victim. I liked this book much better than the first one in the series "Mum's The Word". Abby is much more likable and, unlike the first book, her involvement in the murder investigation is understandable. Unfortunately, her "meddling" in the prostitution ring, although a necessary plot point, is not as well explained. And Abby still does some stupid things that strain a reader's patience, like photographing in broad daylight license plates of men that she thinks are visiting the alleged prostitutes. The other characters are well drawn: Marco, the hunky ex-cop is not as much a cliché as in the first book; Grace and Lottie, Abby's coworkers, are delightful; Jill, Abby's cousin, is shallow and stupid, as are much of the wedding party outside of Bertie, whom I'd like to have seen more of. I'd also like to see more of Abby`s roommate, Nikki, perhaps she'll get more involved in solving cases in future books. There are some minor flaws in this mystery, but there are some nicely humorous scenes (it's worth reading just to see what Abby's mother's latest sculpture is) and I can't wait to read the next one!
minjung on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In the second instalment of the Flower Shop Mystery series, Abby's cousin Jill is getting married (well, maybe - she gets engaged a LOT). And not only is Abby serving as the wedding florist, but she's a bridesmaid and seemingly the only sane bridesmaid, at that. But when one member of the bridal party is murdered and another member of the bridal party is arrested for the murder, Jill asks Abby to serve as the bridal investigator, as well. Soon, Abby has all kinds of suspects, most of them other members of the bridal party.In the meantime, Abby becomes convinced that the new massage parlour in town is really just a front for an illegal prostitution ring. She conspires with the hair salon owner (conveniently located next door to the massage parlour) to investigate this, too. I'm not sure that Abby has the most common sense as she decides the best way to investigate is by taking pictures of the men (and their license plates) going into the parlor in broad daylight and without bothering to be behind any kind of cover.Once again, she is helped by Marco, the owner of the bar down the street. And her disapproving employees are there along the way, too, reminding her that meddling can only lead to trouble. Which, of course, it inevitably does.But Collins writes in a light, entertaining, breezy way, and this makes for a quick, fun read. Especially if you don't mind reading about frat boys named Punch and Bertie.
CozyLover on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Another great one by Collins. Love the interaction between the main characters and it has a great plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found it a fun read with likeable characters will read more
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Florist Abby Knight is not only in her cousin's wedding, but she's providing the flowers. So she has a vested interest in making sure it goes off without a hitch. Unfortunately, one of the groomsmen goes missing. Can she find him? This is a light but fun book. Most of the characters are a bit flat, but I love Abby. And the plot and humor kept me entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only the second book in the series but im loving them so far. Keeps you interested all the way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than the first which is rare for me. 
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