Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery / Amanda Flower.

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      Summary: "Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather's cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland--complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms. One police investigation later (made a trifle less unpleasant by the presence of handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig), and Fiona's life is getting back on a steady, though bewitched, track. Her sister Isla has just moved in with her, and the grand opening of her new spellbound venture, the Climbing Rose Flower Shop in Aberdeenshire, is imminent. But dark, ensorcelled clouds are gathering to douse Fiona's newly sunny outlook. First, imperious parish minister Quaid MacCullen makes it undeniably clear that he would be happy to send Fiona back to Tennessee. Then, a horrific lightning storm, rife with terribly omen, threatens to tear apart the elderly cottage and sends Fi and Isla cowering under their beds. The storm passes, but then, Fi is called away from the Climbing Rose's opening soiree when Kipling, the tiny village's weak-kneed volunteer police chief, finds a dead body on the beach. The body proves difficult to identify, but Kipling is certain it's that of the parish minister. Which makes Fiona, MacCullen's new nemesis, a suspect. And what's worse, Isla has seemed bewitched as of late, did she do something unspeakable to protect her sister? The last thing Fiona wanted to do was play detective again. But now, the rosy future she'd envisioned is going to seed, and if she and Craig can't clear her name, her idyllic life will wilt away"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Death & daisies.
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      FLOWER, A. Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery. First edition. [s. l.]: Crooked Lane, 2018. ISBN 9781683317814. Disponível em: Acesso em: 7 ago. 2020.
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      Flower A. Death and Daisies : A Magic Garden Mystery. First edition. Crooked Lane; 2018. Accessed August 7, 2020.
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      Flower, A. (2018). Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery (First edition.). Crooked Lane.
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      Flower, Amanda. 2018. Death and Daisies : A Magic Garden Mystery. First edition. Magic Garden Mystery: [2]. Crooked Lane.
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      Flower, A. (2018) Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery. First edition. Crooked Lane (Magic Garden mystery: [2]). Available at: (Accessed: 7 August 2020).
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      Flower, A 2018, Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery, First edition., Magic Garden mystery: [2], Crooked Lane, viewed 7 August 2020, .
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      Flower, Amanda. Death and Daisies : A Magic Garden Mystery. First edition., Crooked Lane, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Flower, Amanda. Death and Daisies : A Magic Garden Mystery. First edition. Magic Garden Mystery: [2]. Crooked Lane, 2018.
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      Flower A. Death and daisies : a Magic Garden mystery [Internet]. First edition. Crooked Lane; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 7]. (Magic Garden mystery: [2]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

Fiona Knox, formerly a florist in Tennessee, is about to open a flower shop in Bellewick, on the coast in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She has inherited from her godfather a home and magical garden in nearby Duncreigan, and that alone is enough to incur the wrath of the local Church of Scotland pastor Quaid MacCullen, who has even gone so far as to bar her from the church. On the eve of the shop's opening, a violent thunderstorm rages. During the successful opening of the shop the next day, the local constable barges in, announcing that MacCullen's body has washed up. Fiona becomes a prime suspect—especially as the handsome local chief inspector, Neil Craig, has seen one of the threatening notes tacked to the flower-shop door. Fiona, still finding her way among the townspeople, asks questions, despite Craig's warnings, putting herself at risk, but also putting the pieces together. Fans of cozies with mystical elements will enjoy Fiona's visits to her magical garden and her visions upon touching the ancient menhir hidden there. This is the second in Flower's Magic Garden series ( following Flowers and Foul Play, 2018). Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 November #1

When Fiona Knox inherited her godfather's cottage and magic garden in Scotland in Flowers and Foul Play, she thought she'd be welcome in the village where the MacAllisters have lived for centuries. Instead, the village rector, Quaid MacCullen, bars her at the church door. He disapproves of the family and the garden. Then on the eve of the opening of her new Climbing Rose Flower Shop, he threatens her. Even so, the opening is a success until the volunteer village police chief announces he's found the minister's murdered body. Although Chief Inspector Neil Craig never treats her as a suspect, Fiona feels accused because she had recently been a suspect in another murder investigation. After losing her flower shop in the States, Fiona is determined not to see another business succumb to rumors and suspicion. VERDICT Introduce this series, with its charming characters and enchanting setting, to readers of other Scotland-set cozies, such as those by Paige Shelton and Molly MacRae. The magic realism aspect may appeal to fans of Ellery Adams and Sarah Addison Allen.{amp}mdash;Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 September #3

In Flower's gentle sequel to Flowers and Foul Play, Tennessee-born florist Fiona Knox, who has recently moved to the tiny Scottish fishing village of Duncreigan, is set to open her new shop, the Climbing Rose, named after the 300-year-old rose growing in her cottage garden, a legacy bequeathed to her by her godfather, who has enjoined her to use the magic the garden contains to help others. The day before the shop's official opening, Quaid MacCullen, the local parish rector, drops by to make it clear that Fiona and her hocus pocus are not welcome in town. The next day, MacCullen's body is found on the beach. Bruising on his neck indicates that he has been murdered. Fortunately, handsome Aberdeen-based Chief Insp. Neil Craig, with whom Fiona is smitten, is on hand to deal with the official investigation, while Fiona assists by piecing together gossip and her own observations. Those with a taste for fantasy-tinged cozies will want to see more of the appealing Fiona. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.