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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Pruning The Dead

Title : Pruning the Dead
Author:Julia Henry
Series:A Garden Squad Mystery #1
Pages: 304
Genre: Cozy mystery
book synopsis
Post-retirement aches and pains can't prevent sixty-five-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. But as a murder mystery blooms in the sleepy New England town, can a green thumb weed out a killer?

With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn't left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later--when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch . . .

Lilly wishes she could stick to pruning roses and forget about Merilee's murder--until her best friend and ex become suspects in an overgrown homicide case. Now, aided by the Garden Squad, an unlikely group of amateur crime solvers with a knack for planting, Lilly knows she has limited time to identify the true culprit and restore order to Goosebush. Because if the murderer's plot isn't nipped in the bud, another victim could be pushing up daisies!

My thoughts
rating: 4 
Would I recommend it :yes
Will I be going on with the series : yes
For a cozy mystery its slow going but does pick up the more you read, along with memorable characters that will my you shake your head at them, with that said I would like to Netgalley for letting me read and review Pruning the Dead, in exchange for my honest opinion

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