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Roots of Murder (Bretta Solomon #1)

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A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT-FOR MURDER...

Now that she's a widow, and given up recreational eating, Bretta Solomon has made The Flower Shop her whole life. But for the newly svelte Bretta, the flower business in River City, Missouri, is more than just wreathes, zinnias, or roses. It's about people, joy, grief, and love. And now, it is also about murder...

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 15th 2000 by Minotaur Books (first published July 1st 1999)
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Jasmine Giacomo
Dec 16, 2010 Jasmine Giacomo rated it really liked it
A cozy small-town murder mystery centered around flowers. Not really gardening, as the cover states.

Bretta Solomon has recently lost her husband. She runs one of the small town's flower shops with a friend. When her flower supplier, an Amish man named Isaac, whose brother bought Bretta's family farm in the next town, dies under mysterious circumstances, Bretta is both saddened and alarmed. Isaac's brother, Evan, begs her to find out what happened, and Bretta is pulled into a mystery where half
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Janis
Oct 17, 2008 Janis rated it really liked it
This is a book about friendship and three women from different circumstances who have a gradening business. When the ex-husband of one of the friends turns up dead in the gardening bed they are working on, all clues point to the friend. Of course, there are many suspects, many motives, involvement by the police, etc., but when it comes down to it, can you trust your friend or not? I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Can't wait to read the next one.
Karen Hufman
Jun 20, 2013 Karen Hufman rated it really liked it
Kinda cute - it's the first in a series about a woman that owns a flower shop, lost her husband a little over a year prior and lost a lot of weight in the process. She's good friends with someone in the Amish community who bought her childhood home. Bretta is curious and wants to help her amish friend find the person who murdered her brother. The funniest part was when she filled her gas tank for $12!
Fairlee Corkran
Jan 25, 2016 Fairlee Corkran rated it really liked it
Iwill definitive contin this series
Grey853
Aug 31, 2010 Grey853 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, cozy
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Melissa
Mar 17, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
This was a good, weekend read, about a florist who is newly widowed in a small town. She is known for "helping" her husband, who was a detective and her busybody ways are still kicking. She has some dealings with the Amish in Missouri, a flower wholesaler, farmers and a funeral director. All in all, Roots of Murder is an entertaining mystery.
Erin
Feb 12, 2013 Erin rated it really liked it
I'm tearing through this series. Sad that Harrison hasn't published a new book since 2005! I find the protagonist funny and sharp. The mysteries are fun to read and VERY quick. I wish she would write more!
Karen
Feb 13, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I read this book ten years ago, but just this morning found the concise note I wrote when I finished: 'Too much metaphor and simile use, but not a bad book.'
Gwyn
Apr 12, 2011 Gwyn rated it really liked it
Great find for me - a new "detective" series to read! Enjoy the gardening / florist theme and the character is someone I could call a friend.
Kimberly
Jan 31, 2014 Kimberly rated it liked it
JANIS…WHERE DID YOU GO??? I loved all the books in this series…come back and tell us more about Britta….
Kimberlyn
writing style is ok
Miss Mouse
Aug 24, 2009 Miss Mouse marked it as to-read
Garden Mystery #1
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