Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Great Escapes Blog Tour and Giveaway!: Killing Weeds (Peggy Lee Garden Mystery #8) by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene

Tour Participants

May 5 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
May 6 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review
May 7 – MysteriesEtc – Review
May 8 – fuonlyknew – Review
May 9 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
May 10 – Laura’s Interests – Review
May 11 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J. Lavene (May 5 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

  • Book Description

    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 virile 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.

    About the Author

    aka Elyssa Henry and Joye Ames, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant

    Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene are a wife and husband team who have written and published more than 70 books since 1999. They live in North Carolina with their family and enjoy cooking, photography and ghost hunting.

    My Review

    I love this series by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Killing Weeds is the eighth Peggy Lee Garden Mystery. Peggy Lee's gardening shop, The Potting Shed, is located in the Myers Park district of Charlotte, North Carolina. I have visited with friends in the beautiful Myers Park neighbourhood twice in the last few years. I just love it there with the beautiful gardens and huge magnolias and live oaks. It is so different from the Pacific coast of Canada where I live.  Peggy Lee needs to go to Roosters for some barbecue!

    Peggy is not only the owner of The Potting Shed, she also moonlights as a forensic botanist. I love flowers and gardening so this series is perfect for me. I loved all of the floral descriptions as well as the gardening info.

    I really like Peggy Lee. I could be friends with could you! As with the other Lavene series, Killing Weeds of the Peggy Lee series, is very well written. That is always a pleasure with cozy mysteries.


    1. Thanks for hosting us here on your blog!

    2. I love this series. I can't wait to read this book.

    3. I love this series, too, and am a big fan of Joyce and Jim Lavene! Congrats, to them, on the latest Peggy Lee book.

    4. Hoping to win. I have become a big fan oh Joyce and Jim's books.

    5. I'm a big fan of Joyce and Jim's books and I like Peggy Lee