- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- Series: Dirty Business Series , #4
- ISBN-13: 9780312569969
- ISBN: 0312569963
From Publishers Weekly
Harris’s lively fourth Dirty Business mystery (after 2010’s Dead Head) takes gardening professional Paula Holliday from Springfield, Conn., to Manhattan for the Big Apple Flower Show. Held at the old Wagner Center, a more intimate venue than the Javits Center, the show gets off to a bumpy start when an overnight worker dies after falling down an escalator and breaking his neck. When Garland Bleimeister, a show attendee who left his bag with Paula at her booth, turns up dead in the Hudson River, it’s clearly a case of foul play. Paula helps security guard Rolanda Knox investigate possible suspects, including high school botanist Jamal Harrington, fashionista convention director Kristi Reynolds, and various exhibitors who may have been staging destructive “Javits Curse” pranks. The New York City locale makes for a refreshing, if temporary, change of scene from rural Connecticut in a series sure to appeal to fans of Susan Wittig Albert. (May)
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SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE AUTHOR AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
SLUGFEST by Rosemary Harris is an interesting cozy mystery set in present day.It is the fourth in the “A Dirty Business Mystery” but can be read as a stand alone.Book One,”Pushing Up Daises”,Book Two,”The Big Dirt Nap”,Book Three,”Dead Head”.This is an “Murder She Wrote” sort of story.With characters that charming,witty at times, and will capture your heart. This one is set in a Northeast flower show where not only plants are dying but humans also. It is a murder/mystery with a ragtag list of characters. The list includes a lady named “Fort” Knox,a no-nonsense security guard, Brooklyn’s Tumbled Stone King,a high school kid with a green thumb and a black belt,a lady who hates to leave home without her choice of weapon and is feisty as heck,a marketing guy who is not only slick but has the hottest new thing at the flower show,which could easily repel not only bugs but humans to death.With this team of misfits how will Paula Holliday ever find a killer before he can harm her or anyone else.This is a great summer read full of characters who will prove their worth and some their worthlessness.Paula as always is a great amateur sleuth who gets her man/woman in the end.If you liked the “Murder She Wrote” TV series years ago,you will definitely enjoy this delightful series of a dirty business.This book is a must read for summer,it is light hearted and full of surprises.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author but details can be found at Minotaur Books,an imprint of St. Martin’s Publishing.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn
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