Arsenic in the Azaleas

Arsenic in the Azaleas

by Dale Mayer

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Overview

A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.

Riches to rags. ... Controlling to chaos. ... But murder ... seriously?

After her ex-husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery's chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother, Nan's, dilapidated old house in picturesque Kelowna ... and the added job of caring for the animals Nan couldn't take into assisted living with her: Thaddeus, the loquacious African gray parrot with a ripe vocabulary, and his buddy, Goliath, a monster-size cat with an equally monstrous attitude.

It's the new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound, Mugs, desperately need. But, just as things start to look up for Doreen, Goliath the cat and Mugs the dog find a human finger in Nan's overrun garden.
And not just a finger. Once the police start digging, the rest of the body turns up and turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime.

With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues and getting on Corporal Mack Moreau's last nerve, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161629277
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: Lovely Lethal Gardens Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,052
File size: 683 KB

About the Author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.



She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!



And that’s okay too.



There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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Arsenic in the Azaleas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This was a fun 200 page read, I will be purchasing more in the series
Anonymous 12 months ago
This book was a good first cozy mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DNF... I am 70 pages in and other than finding the body, the main character has visited her nan and thought nonstop about her divorce. When there is dialogue it makes no sense and characters don’t behave in sensible, believable ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Arsenic In The Azaleas . This is book one in the Lovely Lethal Gardens series . This cozy mystery is great and definitely keeps your attention . It is humourous and delightful . The Characters are interesting . Doreen Montgomery is a accident waiting to happen but you gotta love her . Corporal Mack Moreau really has his hands full keeping Doreen in line or at least trying to . The collection of pets are a Fabulous interesting bunch . It is a very well written story . I look forward to more in this series . The story line is intriguing and interesting . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy . I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This is a simple story. It is cute but not much depth. The author should be aware that conscious refers to a state of alertness (versus being comatose) whereas conscience is the part of one's awareness of right versus wrong....
Anonymous 8 months ago
I enjoyed the book but it bogs down a bit over the divorce. The animals add to the story. I'll probably read more of this series if they aren't too expensive.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Ok mystery but got tired of reading about her ex and his new wife. Maybe Doreen could go ask her nan about lighting a gas stove and not act like it was impossible to do so. Or if she could go onher laptop and search for people, Did s he not realizeshe could learn about thestove, etc? Lml
Anonymous 9 months ago
Quick+and+enjoyable+read%21
Anonymous 4 months ago
This+was+such+a+fun+mystery+to+read.+++Doreen+with+her+quirky+new+family%2C+a+parrot%2C+cat+and+Basset+hound+make+the+story+even+more+entertaining.++++++I+love+this+book+and+will+definitely+read+more+in+this+series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Loved+the+mystery%2C+animals+are+hilarious+and+enjoying+the+independence+of+a+new+woman.....been+there%21
Anonymous 9 hours ago
Just ordered the second book. Fun read. CB
Anonymous 4 days ago
Although it took me awhile to get through it, it wasn't the book's fault. I just decided to take y time and enjoy every page. Arsenic in the Azaleas was a nice mystery book. The characterizations of the three main characters was very refreshing to see. The chapters were fairly short, and the book had a very refreshing ending.
Anonymous 17 days ago
enjoyed%0A
Anonymous 25 days ago
The menagerie of pets to the police partnership, I enjoyed reading about Doreen’s first few days in her new home as she moved on from a failed marriage.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book was hard for me to put down. Now that I’m done, I want to know if the main character’s divorce situation changes!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I like this book bought thenext book
Anonymous 4 months ago
The+last+50+pages+are+repeat+of+3-4+pages.+Story+was+good+until+the+pages+started+to+repeat.
Anonymous 6 months ago
good+read
Anonymous 6 months ago
good+for+a+light+read+as+long+as+you+are+okay+with+a+main+character+who+seems+to+have+been+born+in+the+1800s+given+her+inability+to+function+without+a+man.+she+spends+much+of+the+book+thinking+and+talking+about+her+ex%2C+who+she+didn%27t+mind+cutting+her+off+from+everyone+as+long+as+she+was+getting+a+big+house+and+lots+of+money.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I+love+the+animals+In+the+book%2C+they+have+loads+of+personality.++Pretty+good+story.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Fun+.+%0A4+stars++
Anonymous 7 months ago
This+is+a+very+enjoyable+book+with+a+surprise+in+every+chapter.+Very+glad+to+know+that+Nan+had+nothing+to+do+with+the+murders.+I+was+afraid+this+would+turn+out+to+be+similar+to+%22Arsenic+and+Old+Lace%22.%0AI+liked+the+characters+--+human+and+animal+alike+and+gladly+recommend+this+book.+I+will+read+the+others+in+this+series.%0A
Anonymous 8 months ago
207 pages. Need more free reads in this series!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Interesting in its own quirky way. Love the bird. Glad I dont have one though. Pete and repeat. Looking foward to book two. AKS
Anonymous 8 months ago
Easy reading, funny and enter.taining