Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This Time It's Personal By Peggy Lee


This Time It’s PersonalBy Peggy LeeFrom Killing Weeds#8 in the Peggy Lee Garden MysteriesBy Joyce and Jim Lavene


I’ve helped dozens of people with the things I know about gardening, poisonous plants, and forensic botany. I’ve worked with the police, the Medical Examiner’s office, and even federal agencies.

But this time it’s personal.

It broke my heart to see my garden shop, the Potting Shed, completely destroyed by vandals, especially at a critical time when we’d just received an expensive shipment of plants for a landscaping job.

To see all those plants torn apart was terrible.

It was even worse to find out my partner, Sam, had been duped into ordering the plants twice for a woman who scammed him into doing it.

But that was no pain at all compared to my son being charged with murder. 

I worked the beginning of that murder case with the ME's office, identifying the plant toxins used to line a mink coat and kill a young woman.

But the killer used my job against me. The police know who I am and what I do. That made my son, Paul, appear even guiltier. There was nothing I could do to protect him.

If there is one thing life has taught me, it’s that you have to fight for what you want. I’m willing to fight back to make sure Paul doesn’t go to prison for another person’s crime – another person who really wants to get even with me for a long ago offense.

I’m not sure how I’m going to find that person yet, but when I do, I’ll make sure he or she doesn’t do this to anyone else.

WIN A PRINT COPY OF KILLING WEEDS!

Win a copy of the 10th anniversary edition of the Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries, KILLING WEEDS, by leaving a comment below. Please leave your email and I’ll contact you within 24 hours for your mailing address.

46 comments:

  1. How true that you have to fight for what you want. Just waiting for something to happen usually doesn't get many results. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. We all learn that at some time, right Grandma?

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    2. We all learn that at some time, right Grandma?

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  2. I enjoy all of the information about plants that you include in this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Thanks for being here today, Sandy!

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  3. Terrific series that I've only discovered lately! I have a brown thumb but enjoy all the plant/gardening info.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Thanks Karen. That's why I always say the books are for people who garden and for those who only like to read about it!

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    2. Thanks Karen. That's why I always say the books are for people who garden and for those who only like to read about it!

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  4. I'm new to this series. Great! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  5. I love the work of these two talented writers—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Killing Weeds!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Seems like it's been forever since a Peggy Lee book was released. I'm looking forward to it even though I'm not into gardening.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  7. I'm just starting to plant all my flowers---reading this book will keep me in the mood. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. Congratulations, Joyce and Jim! This is such a wonderful series, one of my favorites!

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  9. I'm looking forward to reading this series.

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  10. Wow looks really good!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  11. I've loved this series since book 1. So happy when Peggy Lee has a new story to tell. RUTH NIXON

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  12. It sounds like a great story! I personally don't have a garden anymore. But I do get to spend a little time in my mother's garden over the summer. But we travel too much to have one of my own. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  13. Looks great!! Can't wait to read this and others in this series.

    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  14. I know this will be a great read. Joyce and Jim Lavene can not fail when it comes to writing a cozy mystery. Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win a copy of this book. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  15. Love all of your books Such a great writing team Looking forward to Killing Weeds sounds so intriguing! Hoping to win a copy. Thanks for the chance
    vernagass@gmail.com

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  16. I'm new to the series, but it sounds like great fun. I'll never have a beautiful garden as I have a " black thumb" Even silk flowers die on me! Thank you, Joyce and Jim, fo the chance to win this giveaway. ruthmazur46@gmail.com - Ruth Lyons Mazur

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  17. Man, that is SO mean! I look forward to reading how she solves it all.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  18. I'm new to this series, but that it has something to do with flowers is great! They just seem to brighten a day so easily. Congratulations on 10 years. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  19. I'm new to the world of Cozy Mysteries , but I'm trying to catch up. Thanks for the opportunity and chance to win this giveaway. - j_mazur@msn.com

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  20. My partner and I BOTH have black thumbs, but we keep trying to grow herbs in window boxes. I haven't read the series but I figured that if I win, it would be a good place to start.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I have not read this series, yet! It sounds interesting and informative! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  22. Peggy Lee has dealt with betrayals and radical changes in her perceptions of people. I am sure she will.pick up her plants and soldier on--and give us entertainment and information in the mean time.

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  23. Really love all of Jim and Joyce's books! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  24. I loved this book and would love to have physical copy!

    snehamohite(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Great series with Peggy and her dog Shakespeare. I've read some mysteries recently where vandalism took place: Wicked Stitch by Amanda Lee where Marcy's booth at the Renaissance Faire was vandalized and the embroidered shirts she was selling were torn up and in The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes, Piper's tires were flattened, garbage was strewn around the alley, and her building was set on fire. It's dangerous to be an amateur sleuth in a mystery!
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. New to this series.
    linbutler@att.net

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  27. New to this series.
    linbutler@att.net

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  28. Awesome...I'm new to cozies so I haven't read this series yet but I can't wait to start!
    robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  29. This is a great series. Thank you for the chance.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  30. I have read many of your books and many I'm in love with. This series I have not read for some reason, and I love plants. Need to rectify this. Thanks
    gaeagon@gmail.com

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  31. I haven't read this one yet. Looking forward to it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  32. I had a green thumb in Indiana but a brown thumb in Texas. I have a whole lot to learn about growing things where I live. Love to read your books.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. Looks like a great book.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  34. Not only am I reading about poisonous plants which is a win for reading this...I am new to the series.
    Thank you for the giveaway...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  35. I'd love to visit Peggy again. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  36. Sorry! The individual reply buttons stopped working. Thank you all for being here.

    My winner is Faithabounds. Have a great day!

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