Great start to a series. First Printing of the First Edition. Suave and sinister, the dismemberer raises red flags galore, but how and why? Teenage daughter, Janie and neighbor boy, Chris set out to do a bit of sleuthing and notice a few irregularities around the hood. Ripley,Ann Mulch: A Novel Edge and corner wear to dust jacket. It was still an interesting and quick, light rea Mulch by Ann Ripley is the first book in the gardening mystery series. The most surprising thing I've learned as a writer is that I am now able to view all life experiences with more detachment.
The Eldridges throw a dinner party, at which a tipsy Louise leads the smarmy Peter to suspect she connects him to the murder. Dust Jacket is in Fine condition. Long-simmering jealousies among the garden club members, many of whom begrudged Catherine her prize-winning azaleas, also add the possibility that a rival may have finally been driven to murderous actions. Some Japanese iris here, some skunk cabbage there. Interior is clean and legible. Rooting out a killer can dig you a grave.
The author's first novel, a mystery introducing Louise Eldridge, a dedicated organic gardener. Dust jacket is in good condition. Very good series debut with an appealing main character and organic gardening as the series hook. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Amateur gardener and housewife Louise Eldridge has big plans for her family's new Sylvan Valley home, situated among the flower of suburban Washington, D. Boards are clean, not bumped.
And Louise—cultivating the rich and restless wives of the neighborhood and their hothouse secrets—must find out who has gone missing. When she returns, however, Hoffman's body is discovered buried in Louise's garden, and she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Bookseller: , New York, United States New York:: St Martin's,, 1994. I thought this book had an excellent start, before it began to drag for me. Book is in good condition. Mystery featuring Louise Eldridge, an organic gardener. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Organic gardener, Louise Eldrick has collected several bags of oak leaves to fill in a low area on their new property and when she starts to spread the mulch, she finds body parts in amongst the leaves. Bookseller: , Wyoming, United States New York: St Martins Press, 1994. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. It is more an introduction to Louise and her family and how they get caught up in the murder.
They make waves and new friends, while Bill works for the government and Louise is an organic gardener and freelance writer. I found myself rereading some pages. Very good series debut with an appealing main character and organic gardening as the series hook. Black boards, gilt lettering on spine, 8vo. Pages still clean and tight. In essence, this first in the series was setting up many subsequent possibilities and the immediate storyline was a bit short-shrifted. They uncover possibilities of infidelity in Catherine's and Walter's relationship.
Book is in Fine condition. Teenage daughter, Janie and neighbor boy, Chris set out to do a bit of sleuthing and notice a few irregularities around the hood. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. I think some of the more modern cozy-murder writers think that that modern mysteries need modern language but this book could have done without it. But barely has she turned the topsoil when her organic mulching unearths the unidentifiable remains of a murder victim. This is a quick and easy read with a delightful gardening mystery. When club president Catherine Freeman is shot while riding in the car driven by her husband, Walter, a prominent government official, Louise and Emily begin searching for clues, motives, and suspects.
Some Japanese iris here, some skunk cabbage there. Her situation becomes even more grim when Cunningham's body is found interred among her onions. For only then can she root out a rare species of killer who could soon be digging her grave. The reader doses not help the situation. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This first entry does an excellent job of using the organic gardening in a logical way to uncover the crime. When they discover body parts in mulched garden bags, her family's under suspicion.