By Heather Webber
There is a serpent unfastened in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's company, Taken unexpectedly -- a landscaping company focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the one factor in her lifestyles that looks thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading hassle round like smelly manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly necessary set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant outdated guy who first brought her to the thrill of horticulture is lifeless -- and never via usual reasons. anything evil has taken root in Nina's Ohio small city, and the neighborhood police -- together with dearly unbeloved Kev -- are baffled. yet it is remarkable what a imaginative gardener can dig up whilst she places her brain to it -- although, via sticking her fingers too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may perhaps good prove planted underneath her personal petunias.
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Extra info for A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries)
I thought back, trying to remember. “Last week? Monday? No. ” “Right. ” Come to think of it, there had been no further mention of Joe’s death. Not in the newspaper or on the TV. ” I thought of Kevin and his silence on the subject. Maybe it had had nothing to do with the end of our marriage. Maybe he was under orders to keep things to himself. ” “Then yesterday . ” Her ﬁsts clenched. “Yesterday I got a call from Freedom PD. Seems the thermos has been lost A Hoe Lot of Trouble 49 en route to the lab.
Catch me up with you. ” I smiled, thinking about Taken by Surprise until I remembered those damn hoes. ” Her wrinkled face puckered. ” “It started that way until a client offered me an absurd amount of money to be done with her job in a day. ” I laughed before I realized who I was speaking to—someone who had turned down an absurd amount of money. My discomfort eased, though, as Mrs. Sandowski laughed. I pressed on, talking fast to cover my nervousness. “I realized there was a whole market out there for garden makeovers.
Because it sure as hell didn’t make sense to me. ” I remembered Sandowski’s Farm quite well. It was nothing to brag about. Multiple acres of ﬁelds and crops. Mostly corn and some soy if I recalled correctly. They had a few cows, some sheep, and oodles of chickens. ” Placing her elbows on the table, Bridget leaned forward, her blue eyes searching. ” I was lucky enough to have a few clients in the subdivision of half-million- to million-dollar homes nestled snugly together between their ritzy country club, private golf course, tennis courts, and pool.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries) by Heather Webber