Poppy is settling into life in an English village and gaining some green fingers at last as she restores the beautiful cottage garden nursery she's inherited. When she meets a wealthy dog lover at the village fête and is hired to create a "canine scent garden", the future looks rosy...until the day ends with a vicious killing, and she finds herself spade-deep in a murder investigation once again.
Meanwhile, Einstein the terrier has fallen head-over-paws for a pampered poodle, and Poppy has her hands full keeping him out of trouble. With vandals attacking her cottage and orders for flowers flooding in, she barely has time for sleuthing! But when unexpected help comes from her mad scientist neighbor Bertie, as well as crime author Nick Forrest and his talkative cat Oren, Poppy is sure she's found the killer.
The only problem is - with false clues and suspects galore, could she be barking up the wrong tree?