Evidence in the Echinacea

Evidence in the Echinacea

by Dale Mayer

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Overview

Riches to rags. ... Controlling to chaos. ... But murder ... well maybe ...Doreen's success at solving murders has hit the newswires across the country, but all Doreen wants is to be left alone. She has antiques to get to the auction house and a relationship with Corporal Mack Moreau to work out, not to mention a new friendship to nurture with Penny, Doreen's first friend in Kelowna, and Doreen doesn't want to ruin things.But when a surprise accusation won't leave Doreen alone-about Penny's late husband George's death and made by one of the men Doreen helped put away-she thinks that maybe it can't hurt to just take a quick look into her new friend's past.Before Doreen knows it, she's juggling a cold case, a closed case, and a possible mercy killing ... along with cultivating her relationships with Penny, Mack, and Doreen's pets: Mugs, the basset hound; Goliath, the Maine coon cat, and Thaddeus, the far-too-talkative African gray parrot. And while Mack should be used to Doreen's antics by now, when she dives into yet another of his cases it's becoming increasingly hard to take ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773361499
Publisher: Valley Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 05/02/2019
Series: Lovely Lethal Gardens Series , #5
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

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.

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Evidence in the Echinacea 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Loved+it.+
Anonymous 4 months ago
loved+it
Anonymous 6 months ago
Doreen is amazing, with the way she can solve cold cases with the help of Mack and her pets. It is always fun to read these books. I wish I had half her energy. Love the series.
Anonymous 6 months ago
can%27t++wait+for+the+next++book
Anonymous 9 months ago
The characters of this book are very well alive . You can hear Thaddeus's sweet voice saying things , see Goliath's expression , man's wittiness and so much more like a movie is running in front of your eyes . It's amazing . I love the cozy friendship between Mack and Doreen . It's a must read I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I+was+confused++at+the++beginning++since++I++have++not++read++any+of++the++earlier++books++in++the+series.++As+I++began++to+catch++on%2C+the++book++began++to++make++more++sense.
NCMS 11 months ago
This is another book in the Lovely Lethal Gardens series. I missed reading the previous book, so there was some information based on the previous book that I didn’t follow. I don’t think that information was necessary to enjoy this book. I didn’t know why she was troubled that her new friend Penny may have killed her husband. That being said, it didn’t take away from the story. Doreen tried to put the thoughts out of her head, but if there’s a puzzle or cold case to solve she can’t stop until she knows what happened. Doreen continues to work as a gardener, the dog, cat and parrot continue to provide humor and Nan continues to stir up trouble. Between getting the antiques moved to the auction house and finding more antiques, Doreen is able to close multiple cold cases. The relationship between Mack and Doreen continues to grow, although Doreen won’t admit to it. I continue to enjoy the series and I am looking forward to the next 21 books in the series (assuming Dale continues the trend of writing a book for every letter of the alphabet).
DevotedReadAholic 11 months ago
Doreen is at it again in the new mystery. Love how the author moves us along in the life and mysteries in Doreen's life! We learn more about many of the characters as well as solve another great mystery, with a twist! Can't wait for the next installment! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
CherylLoverofPugs 11 months ago
This book follows where the previous book left off and is just as fun. Love the way the characters, Doreen and Mack interact with each other and how they both work on solving cold cases (crimes) in their town together. I absolutely love how three of the main characters are animals. You have Mugs, the Basset who Doreen brought with her when she moved into her Grandmother's home. There is also a Maine Coon with the name of Goliath and an absolutely hilarious parrot by the name of Thaddeus. Both Goliath and Thaddeus were her Grandmother's pets until her Grandmother moved into a retirement home. These animals are so much part of the book that I don't think the story would be the same without them. This book had another mystery that Doreen ends up working on with the help of Mack. Loved the way the story continued from the previous book and ends with you impatiently wanting to read the next book in the series. Love these "hard to put down" books and can't wait for the next one! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
hud270 11 months ago
This is a good mystery it keeps your interest and makes you want to keep reading just to see what Doreen and her 3 pets are going to do next, what is Nana up to and will Mack continue to be a calm influence on all. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Linda Richter 11 months ago
Just when you finish a cold case and you think you can relax, something is said that makes you wonder. Could she have? This one has so many twists and turns, that you are surprised when the unexpected happens. Doreen is getting quite a reputation in the community. The seniors are taking bets on the outcome and all bets are on, well I guess you will have to read it to find out. This was great and I am waiting to see what transpires next. Thanks, Ms. Mayer for another book that you simply do not want to put down. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 11 months ago
really+enjoyed+the+story+line.+I+love+the+development+of+he+characters%2C+getting+more+into+them+with+each+new+book.+looking+forward+to+the+publishing+o+book+6.
Jutzie 11 months ago
Evidence in the Echinacea by Dale Mayer Lovely Lethal Gardens Series Book Five Doreen isn't even looking for evidence or murderers or anything. She's just trying to get settled into her new home. A home her grandmother has left her and has left it full of expensive antiques for Doreen to sell so she has money to live. Thank goodness for Mack, the handsome detective, who's been helping her out. That man can make a meal to die for. Something that Doreen had never learned to do in her pampered life...cook. Another great addition to this series. Between Doreen's nudges to “dig” deeper into things, her Nan sitting at the retirement home betting on things; such as Doreen's non-existent love life, and her small menagerie of critters...it makes these stories real page-turners. Not a dull moment in them.
cherlym 11 months ago
I like the fact that each book provides me information about plants and gardens,things that I didn't realize piqued my interest and I can go to the library and learn about. Doreen is helping me with my garden and she doesn't even realize! I am grateful that she finally has the garage cleaned out and most of the house, it's like opening the door to other possibilities now. Now get your tush in gear and get your bedroom taken care of and for gosh sake find the papers, I think priorities are a little out of whack. Mack seems to be growing as well, becoming more accepting. I love watching Doreen develop and I am curious as to what she will do in the future....police? P.I.? Possibilities. Muggs, Goliath and Thaddeus are all here sharing in the opportunities and excitement. I really like that fact this is book you can read with young adults, teenagers and share together. Thank you Dale Mayer, Book Sprout for the arc. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were unsolicited.
D-BookNerd1 11 months ago
This book was hilarious. Poor Doreen and her fear of losing her antiques to burglars. The animals make me laugh out loud with their personalities, and Doreen is so lovable. No spoilers from me.. you need to get the book to see how much fun this series of books are. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
Maggs 11 months ago
Doreen is beyond busy and curious as well. This curiosity has led her to investigating and then on to solving old crimes. She with her companions, Thaddeus her parrot who continues to learn new words, Mugs her dog who has a personality all his own and Goliath her cat who can live up to his name, all keep the reader entertained. Nan, her grandmother is also an important part of the tale as well as Mack, who is the local law enforcement who keeps her on the straight and narrow but is also her friend. Definitely a great Cozy Mystery and I'm looking forward to the next book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I+really+enjoyed+reading+this+story+.+Doreen+is+such+a+interesting+and+intertaining+person+very+quirky+and+great+at+solving+cold+cases+.%0AMack+is+the+perfect+calm+to+her+crazy+.+The+stories+would+not+be+complete+without+her+furry+and+feathery+family+.+I+cannot+forget+wild+woman+Nan+she+is+delightfully+naughty+.+This+is+a+well+written+%2C+fantastic+story+.+It%27s+intriguing+%2C+full+of+twists+and+turns+.+An+all+out+wonderful+tale+.+This+is+book+5+in+the+Lovely+Lethal+Gardens+series+.%0AThe+entire+series+is+great+.+I+highly+recommend+reading+this+story+.%0A%0AI+received+a+free+copy+of+this+book+via+Booksprout+and+am+voluntarily+leaving+a+review.
Wendy S Hodges 11 months ago
Suspenseful and intense at times, full of twists and surprises to keep you focussed on the pages. I am loving this series with its quirks and funny moments as well as the serious side of murder, death and missing people. Doreen and her animals are fabulous characters, Nan is a hoot and Mack is the steady calming influence to keep everything levelled out. I love the mix of light and dark of the plots, the use of various plants as hiding places as well as garden enhancements. This series and each book are so different from anything else Dale Mayer has written but at the same time still has all the elements of style that are used in her other books, just a different focus and theme. I dont want this to ever end, I want to see these characters have a family and grow old. Amazingly entertaining and very interesting.
moonfox1234 11 months ago
This is another delightful read in this cozy mystery series. Doreen continues to find herself up to her eyeballs in unsolved mysteries as book five opens. All the usual characters are around to support our girl. Nan, Mack, Goliath, Thaddeus, Mugs are all here and of course each one adds something to the story. Doreen and Mack's relationship continues its slow evolve into something more as this story unfolds. Filled with suspense, drama and humor, this was a very enjoyable read.