The Scarlet Pepper (A White House Gardener Mystery #2)
As the White House's organic gardener, Casey Calhoun is up to her elbows in dirt. But when someone starts tampering with the Presidential vegetable garden, embarrassing the First lady-and a hard-nosed investigative reporter is found dead, Casey realizes that the next thing buried in the dirt might just be her...
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Casey thinks she has discovered the killers of two reporters in the White House Press Corps and pursues that trail relentlessly. In the meantime, she tries to find out who is sabotaging the vegetables in the White House garden, discovers the secrets of anot...more
A cloud emerges over the festivity when not only is someone destroying the garden, but also, is killing off newspaper reporters that have issues with Casey's project.
Soon, it becomes clear that Casey may also be in the killer's s...more
The time is getting close to the day that the First Lady will be harvesting from the Kitchen Garden, with the press in attendance. Casey Calhoun, along with the White House Garden volunteers are busily doing last minute work in the garden. One of the volunteers, who is also the wife of the Press Secretary for the President is very concerned about an article that is being written...more
I really like this series, the second book was just as compelling as the first, the characters had developed, te plot was tight and there were many options of who-dunnit!!!!
The book is a nice read that you will not want to put down. Every time I ad to leaqve it, I did so reluctantly, eager to get back to the action.
There is a little bit of everything included in the story; romance, historical fact, White House protocool, gardening tips, murder, mystery ---- all brought together by realistic and...more
The story revolves around the White House gardens, a garden project, murder, lies, cover-ups, more murders, blackmail....you get the idea. Lots of 'stuff' going on in the book. Having finished the book, I am still not sure what one of the murders was all about. It felt like it was just thrown in to up the body count.
After all the negative that has been in the news regarding the Secret Service in recent weeks, it's nice to read something good [about them] for a change.
I'm also learning more about the White House and how things operate -- very interesting.