August 5, 2015

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Marty Wingate - Spotlight and Giveaway

Published: August 4, 2014
Number of pages: 276
Genre: Cozy Mystery
A Potting Shed Mystery #3

Perfect for fans of Laura Childs, Ellery Adams, and Jenn McKinlay, Marty Wingate’s enchanting Potting Shed Mystery series heads to Scotland as Pru Parke plans her wedding . . . all while a vengeful murderer is poised to strike again.

After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task . . . that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body: One of Pru’s colleagues has been conked on the head with a rock and dumped from a bridge into the Water of Leith.

Pru can’t help wondering if the murder has something to do with the Menzies diary. Is the killer covering up a forgery? Among the police’s many suspects are a fallen aristocrat turned furniture maker, Pru’s overly solicitous assistant, even Pru herself. Now, in the midst of sheer torture by the likes of flamboyant wedding dress designers and eccentric church organists, Pru must also uncover the work of a sly murderer—unless this bride wants to walk down the aisle in handcuffs.

About the author:
Marty Wingate is the author of two previous Potting Shed mysteries, The Garden Plot and The Red Book of Primrose House. Her new Birds of a Feather Mystery series debuted with The Rhyme of the Magpie. Wingate is a regular contributor toCountry Gardens and other magazines. She also leads gardening tours throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and North America. More Potting Shed and Birds of a Feather mysteries are planned.

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Potting Shed Mystery
#1 The Garden Plot
#2 The Red Book of Primrose House
#3 Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Tour Participants
July 28 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
July 29 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
July 30 – Jane Reads – Review
July 31 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
August 1 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
August 2 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
August 3 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview
August 4 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Review, Guest Post
August 5 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Spotlight
August 6 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
August 8 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
August 9 – EditingPen – Interview
August 10 – Frankie Bow – Spotlight

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great book, thanks for the review to entice me!