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Pruning the dead [text (large print)] / by Julia Henry.

By: Henry, Julia, 1962-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Garden squad mystery ; 1.Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company/Gale Cengage Learning, 2019Edition: Large print edition.Description: 451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781432862787 (softcover); 1432862782 (softcover).Subject(s): Retired women -- Fiction | Gardening -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Large type books | New England -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.Summary: With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn't left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later, when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch. Lilly wishes she could stick to pruning roses and forget about Merilee's murder, until her best friend and ex become suspects in an overgrown homicide case. Now, aided by the Garden Squad, an unlikely group of amateur crime solvers with a knack for planting, Lilly knows she has limited time to identify the true culprit and restore order to Goosebush. Because if the murderer's plot isn't nipped in the bud, another victim could be pushing up daisies!
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A Garden Squad Mystery (Book 1)Post-retirement aches and pains can't prevent sixty-five-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, there isn't a petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lilly's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised when she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and is escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later, when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch -- and Lilly's best friend and ex become suspects.

"Wheeler Publishing large print cozy mystery."

Originally published by Kensington Books in 2019.

With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn't left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily's ex-husband's catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later, when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch. Lilly wishes she could stick to pruning roses and forget about Merilee's murder, until her best friend and ex become suspects in an overgrown homicide case. Now, aided by the Garden Squad, an unlikely group of amateur crime solvers with a knack for planting, Lilly knows she has limited time to identify the true culprit and restore order to Goosebush. Because if the murderer's plot isn't nipped in the bud, another victim could be pushing up daisies!