Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Memes: The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The full moon washed all color from the landscape, rendering trees in shades of pale silver relieved only by the inky blackness of the ground beneath them.
Friday 56 (from location 560 on my Kindle):
"Orlando!" She hurried, glancing over her shoulder to see if Simon was in range. She should be helping Simon with something at that very moment, but she couldn't think with what. "It isn't a rubbish tip—you're meant to be stacking them. It'll take the stonemason forever to sort through this lot again."
This week I am spotlighting The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate. This is the 4th book in her Potting Shed cozy mystery series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she’d live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their nineteenth-century estate while they’re away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak’s head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet—or, rather, its garden.

Working on renovations to the extensive grounds, siblings Pru and Simon squabble about everything from boxwood to bay hedges. But when the removal of a half-dead tree turns up the wreckage of a World War II–era German fighter plane and a pile of bones, the arguments stop. That is, until a rival from Simon’s past pays a surprise visit and creates even more upheaval. It’s suddenly clear someone is unhappy their secrets have been unearthed. Still, Pru’s not about to sit back and let Simon take the fall for the dirty deed without a fight.


  1. This one sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing, looks good. :-)

  2. I like the premise of this cozy series--I'm going to look for the first book.

  3. I just downloaded this from NetGalley. Now I can't wait to read it!

  4. I just downloaded this from NetGalley. Now I can't wait to read it!

  5. Marty Wingate is great with setting the scene! Poor Pru, do you think she'll EVER have a nice, quiet job? *lol*

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  6. I loved this book, the whole series is good. :)

  7. The beginning is lovely and visual. And the cover is too. I want to read this one:)

    My 56 -

  8. I'm reading this right now and really enjoying it! Hope you enjoy it too!

  9. Great cover. I smile every time I see it. Thanks for dropping by fundinmental.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes


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