|Lethal Lily - Peggy Lee Garden Mystery #7|
I knew it was a long shot
By Peggy Lee
From Lethal Lily
A Peggy Lee Garden Mystery
By Joyce and Jim Lavene
I knew it was a long shot when I first started looking into my husband’s death. He’d been dead more than ten years, for one thing. And I’m not a super-spy who can uncover secrets that groups like the FBI and the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department seem to want to keep secret.
But I had to try.
I own a small garden shop - The Potting Shed - in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. I occasionally work with the police as a consulting forensic botanist. My specialty is poisonous plants, and I sometimes give lectures at Queens University. Hardly the type to investigate murders.
My husband, John Lee, was a police detective, and he meant everything to me. They said he was killed during a routine domestic dispute, and I believed them. Now I’m not so sure. Truths have come to light that have caused me to doubt the people John worked with.
The ironic part of this story is that my son, Paul, has always suspected that something was wrong. He became a police officer to find out what that was – much to my dismay. I was always scared that John wouldn't come home, and it happened. I don't want the same thing to happen to my son.
I'm remarried now, and about to become a grandmother. I probably shouldn't be out in the middle of the night, lurking around areas that some people are afraid to be in at all. But I know in my heart that the answers to John's death are out there. I can't give up on finding them. He wouldn't have given up on me.
I'll keep looking until I find them. Wouldn't you?
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