Austin, Texas meets London, England! Professional gardener Pru Parke, transplanted Texan now living in England, receives an email from a member of the (ARGS) Austin Rock Garden Society. She’s asked to fill in for the Society president in the preliminary work for the garden that the Texas group was planning in the Chelsea Flower Show. The president, Twyla, would be arriving with the rest of the ladies in a few days. Right after the Texas group arrives, a murder occurs in their proposed garden site. This begins a cast of quirky characters that all have a part in the murder mystery that lends itself to an English setting and the “Texans never quit” attitude. Secrets are revealed and the intertwine of relationships among the women provide a good story for Pru to show off her amateur sleuthing skills. I love British and cozy mysteries and this book is a great example of both. I would recommend The Bluebonnet Betrayal to lovers of both.
The Bluebonnet Betrayal will be published on August 2, 2016.
This book was graciously given to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
The Bluebonnet Betrayal: A Potting Shed Mystery by Marty Wingate. Published by Alibi, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.