A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery #1)
Meet Nina Quinn, garden landscaper extraordinaire and very amateur sleuth, in this charming cosy series that is perfect for fans of Carolyn Hart.
Nina Quinn has had enough of her cheating cop husband. His affair with his partner has driven her close to the edge--and him out of their home. Nina, the owner of Taken By Surprise, a landscaping business that specializes in sur...more
The books opens with 29-year-old Nina Quinn stuffing photos of her cheating cop husband down the garbage disposal. Nina and Kevin have been married for eight years, he an older widower came into the marriage with then seven-year-old son, Riley – but after an incident with lipstick on his boxers, Kevin came clean to cheating on Nina with his new partner. Now Nina is living with Riley while Kevin sha ...more
Nina Quinn is a great character and she has an interesting cast of family and friends. I look forward to future encounters with Riley (and Xena) as he's a character who can become someone really interesting if given the chance. Though I ...more
If I were to have a landscaping business, it would be like Nina's 'Taken By Surprise'. It's a way cool concept of creating a project in one day and surprising the client. I adore gardening and surprises.
And I adore a well written mystery. And this one fits that profile. It's a mystery that has me very happy to have a Nook so ...more
Nina Quinn has a very successful landscaping business and she loves her work. But her private life is going downhill, fast. She just discovered her police detective husband has been cheating on her with his new partner, and she has kicked him out of the house. Her 15 year old stepson regards h ...more
I think it started a little bit slowly, perhaps it's just me. I'm not that interested in gardening, and Nina Quinn is the owner of a landscaping firm that does one day garden makeovers. Nina's having a series of bad days, and it seems like things aren't getting better. ...more
The point of the above rambling is that the mystery itself is many times not enough to keep my attention. Maybe if something more had developed between Nina and the Vice Princ ...more
I don't read many cozy mysteries, because I find them rather predictable. I have to say even though it isn't a heavy read, Heather Webber had me completely fooled. Apparently, plot twists are something she has always done well. I' ...more
The main character is Nina Quinn, a landscape gardener who owns her own business, Taken By Surprise. Their specialty is one-day makeovers of peoples' yards and gardens. As the book opens, Nina has just found out that her police office ...more
There are two mysteries going on here, one to solve a murder and a second to discover who is stealing hoes and other gardening supplies. The author introduces several characte ...more
When local Farmer Joe is killed she gets asked to help by Bridget, Farmer Joe's daughter in law little does she know that so much is brewing in this town. She also tries to find out what is up with Riley her step-son who seems very angry lately.
I really enjoyed this book and can ...more
While this is obviously her first book, it has the same flavor and convolution of her later mysteries. Riley, Nina's stepson is still one of my favorite characters, and seeing him from the beginning adds a lot to his growth as a character throughout the series.
As far as the mystery goes, Webber is good at creating credible red herrings. Though the sub-plot with Riley was pretty ...more