Blooming Murder Blooming Murder

Blooming Murder

    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings
    • $0.99
    • $0.99

Publisher Description

"Blooming Murder is, essentially, what would happen if Gardener's World had an illicit love child by Midsomer Murders via the work of Tom Sharpe." ~ PAJ Newman

"With devilish and hilarious goings-on amongst the blooms, it is jam-packed full of wonderful and very likeable eccentric characters with a deliciously wicked streak of humour running through it. I loved every page and laughed my socks off at some bits." ~ The Word Is Out Now

"The writing is addicting. I had trouble putting this one down and it was easy to be hooked." - Jessica Belmont

Book Description:

Two communities. One flower competition. So much dead-heading! Aldermaston's having a bad day. A falling hanging-basket has killed the town's mayor, and a second narrowly missed him. His wife wants him to build her new greenhouse in three days, and someone is sending him death threats. This isn't the quiet life he expected as the new Marquess of Mortiforde.

It's the annual Borders in Blossom competition, and Mortiforde is battling with Portley Ridge in the final. But this is no parochial flower competition. The mayor's mishap looks like murder, and there's another body in the river. Someone desperately wants Portley Ridge to win for the fifteenth successive year.

So when a mysterious group of guerrilla gardeners suddenly carpet bomb Mortiforde with a series of stunning floral delights one night, a chain reaction of floral retaliation ensues.

Can Aldermaston survive long enough to uncover who is trying to kill him, and why? And can he get his wife's greenhouse built in time?

"I loved this book and laughed such a lot at the going-ons in the village. A brilliant tale of jealousy, revenge and green-fingered criminality. I can not wait until the next book." ~ The Devine Write

"Simon Whaley's Blooming Murder is a terrific cosy mystery perfect for Agatha Raisin fans. Full of eccentric characters, bucolic mayhem and mischief and village shenanigans, Blooming Murder is a fun, witty and entertaining mystery peppered with humour, intrigue and nail-biting suspense." ~ Bookish Jottings

"Whaley's writing style is straightforward and hooks you instantly, and his plot builds steadily from there. Blooming Murder is a charming, engaging novel." ~ Bibliotica

"Blooming Murder reads like a mix of Father Brown and Rosemary & Thyme with the humor of Monty Python. The sheer amount of floral puns and innuendo propagated throughout had me laughing helplessly and marveling at the author's cleverness and audacity!" ~ PuzzlePaws

"If you're looking for a funny, cosy mystery with a cracking pace, you've come to the right place. Quintessentially British humour is in abundance here, as are the blooms… and the dead bodies. Now, the characters' names might be tongue-twisters, but they perfectly sum up the vibe of this story—think of it as a mash-up of Carry On films, The Darling Buds of May and an Agatha Christie mystery and you'll be primed for the Borders in Blossom competition where innuendo and double entendres are in full bloom." ~ Just4mybooks.

"To me, this came across Midsummer Murders meets a Carry On film!" ~ CurledUpWithAGoodBook

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is a piece of ridiculous, riotous fun. If you are a fan of Midsomer Murders, with its pretty settings, eccentric characters and bizarre and convoluted murders, you will absolutely love this novel." ~ A Little Book Problem

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
May 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
375
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon Whaley
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
454.5
KB

More Books Like This

A Fountain Filled With Blood A Fountain Filled With Blood
2010
Odd Partners Odd Partners
2019
The Twenty-Seventh City The Twenty-Seventh City
2013
Death Walks Behind You Death Walks Behind You
2015
House of Secrets House of Secrets
2010
The Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Series, Books 4-6 The Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Series, Books 4-6
2015

More Books by Simon Whaley

Foraging for Murder Foraging for Murder
2021
The Complete Article Writer: How To Write And Sell Magazine Articles The Complete Article Writer: How To Write And Sell Magazine Articles
2015
The Positively Productive Writer The Positively Productive Writer
2021
One Hundred Ways for a Dog to Train Its Human One Hundred Ways for a Dog to Train Its Human
2013
The Business of Writing: Volume 1 The Business of Writing: Volume 1
2017
The Business of Writing: Volume 2 The Business of Writing: Volume 2
2018

Customers Also Bought

A Killing at Smugglers Cove A Killing at Smugglers Cove
2023
The Secret Santa Mystery The Secret Santa Mystery
2019
A Crafty Collage of Crime A Crafty Collage of Crime
2023
Poison at the Village Show Poison at the Village Show
2022
The Body at Carnival Bridge The Body at Carnival Bridge
2023
Drop Dead Ornaments Drop Dead Ornaments
2018