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Acts Of Violets

by Kate Collins

During the annual Pickle Fest, Abby's boyfriend Marco inexplicably disappears for a day. When he returns, he's the main suspect in the death of a clown. It seems the cops have found Snuggles pushing up water-spurting daisies-and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggles's house. Although Marco is still a mystery to her, Abby knows he's innocent. Now she has to find a way to prove it.

Acts of Violets (Flower Shop Mystery #5)

by Kate Collins

OK, I'll admit it: I, Abby Knight, actually love my hometown's corny annual Pickle Fest--and I've also been hoping the event will drum up business for my flower shop, Bloomers. But when the hired clown is found dead, the festivities screech to a halt . . . SWEET OR SOUR? Abby has been dating Marco--ex cop, bartender, and all-around hunk--for several months when the Pickle Fest starts. But he's still a mystery to her. And after he disappears for a day, she's stunned to read in the paper: EX-COP QUESTIONED IN MAN'S DEATH. It seems the authorities have found Snuggles the Clown pushing up water-spurting daisies--and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggle's house. Abby knows in her bones that he's innocent. But why, when his life is on the line, is Marco being so secretive with her? And who is the attractive woman he escorted to the Pickle Fest? To do the legwork, she'll have to delve into the eerie clown underworld, where the smiles are fake and everyone has a trick up his sleeve . . .

Dearly Depotted (Flower Shop Mystery #3)

by Kate Collins

Abby has her hands full at her cousin Jillian's wedding as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter-all while wearing a hideous dress. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother goes missing from the reception. On her search, Abby finds the corpse of guest Jack Snyder. Now she must find out who killed Jack in the pulpit.

Dirty Rotten Tendrils

by Kate Collins

The newest Flower Shop mysteryWhen high-powered lawyer Ken "the Lip" Lipinski is found dead from a suspicious overdose, florist and amateur sleuth Abby Knight finds it hard to swallow that his opposing counsel--and her old boss--is the murderer.Watch a Video

Dirty Rotten Tendrils

by Kate Collins

The newest Flower Shop mystery When high-powered lawyer Ken "the Lip" Lipinski is found dead from a suspicious overdose, florist and amateur sleuth Abby Knight finds it hard to swallow that his opposing counsel--and her old boss--is the murderer. Watch a Video .

Evil In Carnations (A Flower Shop Mystery #8)

by Kate Collins

The dating scene can be a killer...Determined to help her roommate Nikki out of her singles slump, Abby Knight encourages her to give speed dating a try. Of course, Nikki wants the guy at the very bottom of Abby?s list, Jonas Treat?a.k.a. ?Treat the Cheat??and figures just one date with him couldn?t hurt. But then Jonas is found dead?and evidence points to Nikki as his killer. To clear Nikki?s name, Abby enlists the help of her hunky ex-Army Ranger boyfriend, Marco. But Marco?s rambunctious extended family turns Abby?s hectic life into a disaster zone. With her patience seriously wilting, and a killer on the loose, Abby is determined to dig herself out of this mess?before someone buries her instead...

Florist Grump: A Flower Shop Mystery

by Kate Collins

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Root Awakening, feisty florist Abby Knight is back with another knotty murder to solve in the next Flower Shop Mystery...<P><P>Life in BloomStopping to smell the roses should be a must for flower shop owner Abby Knight, but stress has turned her into a major grump. While their house is under construction, Abby and her new husband, Marco, are living with her parents, who are driving her nuts. Not to mention that everyone has babies on the brain, with her cousin Jillian's bundle of joy popping up in every conversation, and Marco's mother dropping hints that she expects a new sprout from Abby and her son--as soon as possible!But things get even thornier after a flashy former banker pushes up daisies. With a beloved window washer the prime suspect in the murder, other New Chapel shop owners rally around Abby and Marco to prove his innocence. With Abby's energy wilting, she has to be on high alert--or she and Marco may not live to see their new home...From the Paperback edition.

Mum's the Word (Flower Shop Mystery #1)

by Kate Collins

Abby Knight is the proud owner of her hometown flower shop, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits-and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. She's determined to track down the driver, but when the trail turns deadly, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral. .

Night of the Living Dandelion: A Flower Shop Mystery

by Kate Collins

Flower shop owner Abby Knight does not believe rumors that Vlad Serban, friend and employee of Abby's fiancé Marco, is a vampire. But how to explain that Vlad is from Romania, has prominent canines, likes bizarre plants such as bloodwort and Dracula orchid, and dresses entirely in black? When a local woman is found dead, her body drained of blood, the stakes become life and death. With Vlad the #1 suspect, Abby and Marco race to find the real killer, before Vlad's life really starts to suck. .

Nightshade on Elm Street: A Flower Shop Mystery

by Kate Collins

Enjoy her wedding shower...or receive a cold dunking? In addition to running her flower shop, planning her wedding, and juggling two mothers who both want to host an elaborate bridal shower, Abby Knight is facing another complication. Her ditzy cousin Jillian asks her and her longtime beau, Marco, a private detective, to find a woman who's gone missing from the exclusive beach house belonging to Jillian's in-laws, the Osbornes. The missing woman is also the fiancée of Pryce Osborne, a wet noodle with a big bank account who dumped Abby just before their wedding several years ago. Merely being anywhere near Pryce makes Abby's insecurities grow like kudzu.... Then a woman's drowned body surfaces, and Pryce becomes a prime suspect in her death. Unless Abby and Marco can get a killer to come clean, their bridal shower will turn into a complete washout. . . and Pryce will be exchanging a sunny beach for a prison cell. .

A Root Awakening: A Flower Shop Mystery

by Kate Collins

Abby Knight's marriage may be in full bloom, but house hunting is no bed of roses in latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Flower Shop Mystery series...<P><P>Now that they've tied the knot, flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, want to put down roots. When it comes to picking a house, Marco can't wait to get his hands dirty, while Abby isn't ready for a fixer-upper. But conflict really sprouts when they're checking out a dilapidated Victorian and watch a construction worker take a life-threatening tumble. Since witnesses claim the man shouted for help, suggesting that the fall was no accident, the victim's flamboyant wife hires Marco to find the person responsible. Meanwhile, Abby keeps secret from Marco her own investigation into the home's inhabitants, a family whose off-kilter behavior has aroused her suspicions. If only Abby's very pregnant cousin, Jillian, will stop distracting Abby with false labor pains, she can conclude her own inquiries before Marco finds out...and her case blossoms into a disaster.

A Rose from the Dead

by Kate Collins

Bloomers Flower Shop owner Abby Knight has an eye for flowers and a nose for homicide. As a way to boost her flower business Abby attends the Midwestern Funeral Directors Association's convention. Sounds morbid but this group is anything but dull! When convention organizer Sybil Blount known for her cutthroat business practices and the signature rose she wears in her wig is discovered in a casket - dead - Abby's nose for detection is roused. And when her friend Delilah Dove becomes a suspect Abby shifts into full investigative mode. It doesn't take her long to learn that Sybil's enemies were many and diverse. Now it's up to Abby and her boyfriend ex-Army Ranger Marco to look beyond the trappings of death and find out who hated Sybil enough to kill her.

A Rose from the Dead (Flower Shop Mystery #6)

by Kate Collins

Back cover: Why did I, Abby Knight, agree to attend a convention of funeral directors? I was desperate to drum up more business for my flower shop, Bloomers. What I got instead was murder. . . Who knew death could be so much fun? Abby is amused by the black humor of the usually somber "death professionals" who are attending the Midwestern Funeral Directors Association's regional convention. Even organizer Sybil Blount--known for her cutthroat business practices and the signature rose she wears in her wig--isn't what Abby expects. . .especially when her corpse is found in a casket. When Abby's friend Delilah Dove becomes a suspect, Abby shifts into full investigation mode and learns that Sybil's enemies included the prankster sons of a big-time funeral director, an eco friendly purveyor of "green burials," and a strange Goth girl who captures the "music" of departing souls on her tape recorder. It's up to Abby and her boyfriend, Marco, to look beyond the trappings of death and find out who really loved Sybil--and who loved her not.

Seed No Evil (Flower Shop Mystery #14)

by Kate Collins

It's finally time to say, "I do!" As long as I can keep my momout of jail long enough to get her to the ceremony....Someone's Biting Mad.Abby Knight's wedding is in less than two weeks, and everything is going wrong. <P><P>The cooler in her flower shop is leaking, her neck has swollen to unnatural proportions, her groom is acting distant, and she still doesn't know where she's actually getting married!But things go from bad to worse when the director of her favorite charity, Protecting Animal Rights, is murdered, and Abby's mother becomes the main suspect. Abby's wedding worries will have to wait until she--along with her fiancé, Marco, and an adorable mutt named Seedy--can nose out who wanted the animal activist put to sleep. But they'll have to sort through the long list of suspects quickly, or her mom may be tossed in the slammer before Abby tosses the bouquet....

Shoots to Kill (Flower Shop Mystery #7)

by Kate Collins

Eight years ago, Abby Knight babysat for a problem teen named Elizabeth. Today, Elizabeth's back, with a new name (Libby) and a whole new life (stolen)--namely, one that already belongs to Abby. Libby's even trying to steal Abby's boyfriend, Marco.<P><P> But imitation really becomes the sincerest form of trouble when Abby finds herself the accused dupe in a bizarre murder plot.

Slay it with Flowers (Flower Shop Mystery #2)

by Kate Collins

Law school drop-out-turned-flower shop owner Abby Knight has been asked to be a bridesmaid by her cousin. But before the couple says "I do," a groomsman disappears-and another member of the wedding party is found dead.<P><P> Abby has to hurry down an aisle of suspects to unveil the truth-and make sure the bride still gets to the church on time.

Sleeping With Anemone (Flower Shop Mystery #9)

by Kate Collins

Maybe Abby Knight shouldn't have chosen a home and garden show sponsored by Uniworld Food as the venue for her protest against the corporation's harmful farming practices. But being bodily removed from the event won't stop her campaign. <P><P>Nor will a burning brick thrown through her flower shop's window. After she narrowly escapes being kidnapped three times, Abby calls in the big guns-her ex-Ranger boyfriend Marco and her friends and family. And then the stakes are raised by murder...

Snipped in the Bud

by Kate Collins

When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn't be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl's got to face down her dragons. . . . PLANT OF ATTACK Someone orders a black rose for Abby's old law school nemesis, Professor "Snapdragon" Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there's anything she can't stand, it's injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower--only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect. . . .

Snipped in the Bud: A Flower Shop Mystery

by Kate Collins

When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn't be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl's got to face down her dragons....PLANT OF ATTACKSomeone orders a black rose for Abby's old law school nemesis, Professor "Snapdragon" Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there's anything she can't stand, it's injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower--only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect....

Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery #4)

by Kate Collins

When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn't be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl's got to face down her dragons. . . . PLANT OF ATTACK Someone orders a black rose for Abby's old law school nemesis, Professor "Snapdragon" Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there's anything she can't stand, it's injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower--only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect. . . .

Throw in the Trowel (Flower Shop Mystery #15)

by Kate Collins

I'm used to buried bulbs, not buried bodies... The couple that sleuths together... Flower Shop owner Abby Knight has just returned from a romantic honeymoon with the man of her dreams. <P><P>There's no reason for the bloom to be off the rose just because she and Marco are returning to normal life. But when Marco discovers a skeleton buried in the basement of his bar, it is a bit of a mood killer.When the body is identified as a carpenter who went missing back in the 1970s, Abby and Marco decide to cultivate the clues to solve the cold case. What could be more romantic?<P> But the deeper they dig, the more desperate the murderer grows. And if Marco and Abby don't unearth the killer's identity, they may not live to see their first anniversary.

To Catch a Leaf

by Kate Collins

Flower shop owner Abby Knight is aglow with happiness now that she's officially engaged to her longtime beau, Marco Salvare. Nothing can possibly dampen her joy--until wealthy dowager Virginia Newport is killed, and Abby's assistant Grace Bingham is the prime suspect. Original.

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