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Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing up Daisies is a list of cozy gardening mysteries to help you look forward to Spring, no matter what you may be digging up!

Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener

M. C. Beaton (2015)

Before Carsley Open Day, villagers are horrified to find that their gardens have been defiled. Who would do such a thing? Agatha has another mystery on her hands but, before she can get to the bottom of it, someone turns up dead.

The Blue Rose

Anthony Eglin (2004)

Alex and Kate Sheppard have found the perfect house, the home they had always dreamed of owning. Nestled deep in the Wiltshire countryside and surrounded by a two acre walled garden, The Parsonage was to be their little paradise…but nothing stays perfect forever.

Deader Homes and Gardens

Joan Hess (2012)

In Farberville, Arkansas, busybody bookshop owner, amateur sleuth and newlywed wife, Claire Malloy, along with incessant nitpicker daughter, Caron, and handsome, hardworking hubby/police chief, Peter Rosen, are all on the hunt for a new house--and a few dead bodies.

The Azalea Assault

Alyse Carlson (2012)

The Azalea Assault is the first book in the Garden Society Mysteries with Camellia Harris, who is responsible for the PR for the Roanoke Garden Society. It is light-hearted, fun, witty and full of twists.

The Garden Plot

Marty Wingate (2016)

The Garden Plot is a modern version of the cozy British mystery—complete with the hidden treasure, the by-the-rules detective, the breaking-the-rules amateur detective and an array of colourful, potential suspects.

Mum's the Word

Flower Shop Mystery Series - Book One
Kate Collins (2004)

Some maniac backs his SUV into the front of the flower shop owner's Corvette and drives off. Then she learns of a murder in a nearby apartment building just before her car was hit. Could the killer be the person who hit her car? Can Abby and her car live long enough to find out?

Rosemary & Thyme

Series Two - DVD (2004)

Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme team up to restore and revitalize gardens, they also tend to stumble into mysteries. 

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Ellis Peters (2014)

While neither a cozy nor a gardening mystery, A Morbid Taste for Bones earns a spot on this list for having Brother Cadfael, a monk devoted to his Abbey garden and his herbs.

The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

Susan Wittig Albert (2010)

Darling is the name of the small Alabama town the Dahlia Gardening Club ladies live and work in in the 1930s. The ladies are an eclectic group of interesting women. Dig in to any or all of the mysterious story lines to follow in this garden mystery!

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