Kate Collins does cozy right! If you are looking for a series with awesome settings, compelling mysteries, characters you can believe in and even a dash of humor, you can start here with Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins and see for yourself why she is a New York Times bestselling author.
From the back of the book:
Abby and Marco’s new neighborhood isn’t as rosy as it seems in the latest Flower Shop Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Florist Grump and A Root Awakening.
Flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, are ecstatic to finally be moving into their new home, despite the prospect of unpacking a seemingly infinite number of boxes. After all, Brandywine—their new subdivision—seems like an oasis with its welcoming neighbors and beautifully manicured lawns.
But their idyllic community is suddenly uprooted when a body is found floating in a nearby pond. The police think Abby and Marco’s helpful next door neighbor is the culprit, but the newlyweds aren’t convinced.
Meanwhile, Marco distrusts his mother’s slick new boyfriend, and Abby’s cousin Jillian has agreed to decorate their new home, resulting in comic chaos. Even worse, as Abby and Marco dig through Brandywine’s secrets in search of a killer, they discover that some flowers come from very bad seeds...and danger stalks even the sunniest small-town streets
It's always good to slip into a much loved series. I was happy to see Abby and Marco settling into their new neighborhood and, of course, you know a body would show up. Being so close to home literally gave her an even more compelling reason to look into things. The character interactions were a delight, as were all of the characters.
I can see why this series was optioned for TV! I look forward to each and every one and I think you will too. It really hit the ground running with action, mystery and humor. The initial greeting from the book cubs had me rolling. There was even some tension with page turning places that had me holding my breath. If you are not reading this series, it is time you start.
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