Lovely Lethal Gardens: Book Bundles 9-10
Book 9: Ice Pick in the Ivy
Riches to rags. ... Chaos never calms. ... Time fades memories. ... Or at least most of them!
Who knew two small maker’s marks could lead to such chaos? Doreen has been enjoying a few well-earned days of peace and quiet after solving her last mystery. But all good things must come to an end. Like when Thaddeus, her independently minded African gray parrot, digs up two rectangular metal pieces from the path along the creek. Then Doreen is sent down another rabbit hole of the past: connecting the dots from a long-defunct tool repair company and a young girl who disappeared at the same time.
Corporal Mack Moreau doesn’t think these events are connected. He doesn’t believe the spate of recent deaths is suspiciously tied in either. Mack wants Doreen to focus on the materials and the cost analysis to replace her backyard deck and to leave the detecting to him. But how can she, when she knows so much more is going on than Mack believes?
Heart attacks, unfair wills, and a missing ice pick are all related. She just needs to understand how …
Book 10: Jewels in the Juniper
Riches to rags. ... Chaos is still present. ... Memories are fading, ... but not for everyone!
The problem with notoriety is unfair expectations. When Mack’s mother, Millicent Moreau, requests Doreen’s help with a small problem she’s kept hidden for decades, Doreen feels obligated to help. And what harm could it do, after all? Worst-case scenario? It’ll annoy Mack, but that’s something she does on a regular basis anyway.
But when Millicent’s “small problem” turns out to involve a failed marriage, a bag of jewels from a jewelry store that mysteriously burned down decades ago, possible insurance fraud, and maybe even a case of murder, … Doreen will admit that she’s in way over her head.
With her trusty trio of furry and feathered cohorts, she brings an old case into the present—and finds it’s more current than ever …