Evil in Carnations by Kate Collins


Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: speed dating, gigolo
Setting: New Chapel, IN
Main Characters: Abby Knight, Marco Salvare, Nikki Hiduke, Carmen Gold
Series: yes, # 8 Flower Shop Mysteries
Dates Read: September 11 - September 14
Number of pages: 313
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: no, public library
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Math Class

Abby returns from a romantic weekend with Marco to find that her roommate Nikki has gone out with Jonas Treat (after Abby warned her not to) and now that Jonas has been found murdered, Nikki is in a bundle of trouble since she was apparently the last one to see him alive.

Nikki's lawyer hires Marco to investigate and, of course, Abby has to join in. The suspects include a Speed Dating Coordinator (where Nikki and Jonas met), an ex-fiancée, previous business associate, previous client, and Jonas' own private stalker. With all those to check out Abby gets into a few unusual situations getting her family to jump to some interesting conclusions.

It's been a while since I read the last Flower Shop mystery and I'm wondering how I could have let that much time go by. This cozies are always so much fun because Abby Knight along with her family and employees just make me laugh. I definitely cannot let this much time go by again.

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