Saturday, May 9, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Reviews: Killing Weeds

Author: Joyce & Jim Lavene
Title: Killing Weeds
Publish Date: May 5, 2015
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: 
It’s spring in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of forensic botanist and garden shop owner, Peggy Lee. This spring has been beautiful, as always, with flowering trees and blue skies. But a killer is on the loose, and seems determined to destroy everyone and everything she cares about. When her garden shop, the Potting Shed, is brutally vandalized, Peggy doesn’t realize that it is only the beginning. Her son, Paul, who has been moonlighting as a private detective to investigate the death of his father, John Lee, is suspected of murder when a mink coat lined with poison kills the woman who is wearing it.

Peggy identifies the particularly deadly blend of botanical poisons in the coat. Unfortunately, her work as a specialist with plant poisons makes Paul even more interesting to the police. When attacks against her and her family continue, Peggy must go back through her years of sleuthing to finger the person responsible . . . before it’s too late.

Review: The Peggy Lee series is the series that started me loving Joyce and Jim's books.  I found Pretty Poison in our local library and I loved it.

This book is the 8th book in the series.

This series simply gets better with each book.

The mystery involves Peggy's son Paul who is a Private Detective. He's a suspect in a murder investigation that involves a poisoned coat. Peggy identifies the poisons and that makes things look even worse for her son and it starts to look bad for Peggy too.

The novel is fast paced and fun, and just when you think that everything is wrapping up, there's more. In fact, the last few chapters had me biting my nails in fear for one of the characters. I'm not usually a person that gets on the edge of my seat while reading, but this one did.

There's also some friction between Peggy and her hubby over a file involving her first husband's death.

Oh and there's a little bit of a cliffhanger at the end, not in a bad way, but in a I can't wait to see what Peggy and Co will do next.

Reading this series is like visiting with old friends.

Rating: 5 flowers

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Anonymous said...

Thanks, Andrea. This is one of my favorite series, too, by Joyce and Jim!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pat! Glad you were here!

Unknown said...

Thanks for having us here on our blog tour, Andrea! Have a great weekend!

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