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Dearly Depotted (A Flower Shop Mystery #3)

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New from the author of Slay It With Flowers Abby has her hands full at her cousin Jillian's wedding as florist, bridesmaid, and grandma-sitter-all while wearing a hideous dress. Then the groom's 90-year-old grandmother goes missing from the reception. On her search, Abby finds the corpse of guest Jack Snyder. Now she must find out who killed Jack in the pulpit.
ebook, 304 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Signet Book
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Cindy
May 22, 2009 Cindy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cozy lovers
Shelves: 999, mysteries, cozy
Abby's neurotic cousin, Jillian, is finally getting married and Abby has agreed to do the flowers and be a bridesmaid. She wasn't counting on dead bodies. But when the groom's grandmother discovers one under a table, Abby jumps in to investigate. The police already have a suspect - her friend's new boyfriend. But Abby thinks they are too quick to draw conclusions. Oh, and what's going on with her hottie escort?

This is the third in a fun series. I enjoyed this one and the others, but I just don't
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Rosey
2.5 Stars

Jack Snyder is not a nice guy and Abby finds him dead at her annoying cousin's wedding. Another body shows up and Abby is all for finding out what happened. Book #1 I loved. The plot to book #2 really didn't catch me so I skipped it and for some reason I really didn't care too much about this one. I really liked Abby and in this book she was kinda annoying. I really liked the Grandma of Abby's ex. She was pretty funny. Abby and Marco are ALMOST there to hook up but things always end up
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Fmorlan
Abby runs Bloomers flower shop. In this installnent, her cousin Jillian is getting married finally. They have the wedding at The Garden of Eden Banquet hall. All seems to be in order until during the service a brawl occurs between Jillian's uncle and a man named Jack. He happens to be the father of Jillian's cousins baby. It does disrupt the wedding but the reception continues. Abby in charge of Claymore's grandmother also realizes she is not in the room. She goes outside to find her and finds a ...more
Jennifer
The 3rd book in the Flower Shop Mystery Series.

Fun and light read. Not quite to the fun level of Janet Evanovich - but in the ballpark.
Drebbles
Abby Knight is thrilled that her cousin Jillian is getting married. Sure, she's not thrilled that her bridesmaid's dress makes her look like a clown, but Jillian has hired her to do the flowers for the wedding and Abby, owners of the Bloomers Flower Shop, can use the money. Abby's even willing to look after Jillian's grandmother-in-law during the wedding. Life is never dull with Abby around as a fistfight breaks out during the wedding. But the real trouble starts when Grandma wanders off and Abb ...more
Brooke Banks
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Barbara
I guess I'm just getting attached to the characters. Abby Knight is as irritatingly impulsive and is frustratingly stirring up trouble as always. Sometimes you want to shake her because she never learns and keeps letting her mouth get her in over her head. Thankfully she always has Marco and Reilly to come save the day.

However despite Abby's many flaws, I really am enjoying this series and characters. I love her quirky family that she doesn't quite fit in with. I enjoy the relationship she has w
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Min
In the third book in the Flower Shop Mystery series, Abby's cousin Jill FINALLY makes it to the alter (thank GOD!). However, drama ensues (shocking): a fight breaks out during the vows, the vows get delayed, the city's Fourth of July fireworks go on as planned meaning the vows get drowned out by the noise (rude!), and during the reception a dead body is found behind the pulpit.

Normally, Grace (one of Abby's employees) implores Abby not to meddle, but this time Grace all but begs Abby to get invo
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Eva
Another solid offering to Kate Collins' Flower Shop Mysteries. Poor Abby has her hands full as the fourth of July draws closer. A party to which she is committed to provide flowers and her wacky cousin Jillian's wedding to Abby's former fiance's brother, Claymore. On the bright side, all the work will mean some solid payment coming in. If only she didn't have to deal with her partner's hormone-crazed teenage son threatening to upset the harmony in a happily married household and that pesky dead ...more
Jo
With this book taking place just weeks after the last one, it's July 4th and Jillian's wedding has finally arrived! Abby Knight is one of the bridesmaids and has her hands full at the wedding keeping Jillian from becoming a runaway bride, looking after Grandma and dancing with Marco. Grandma turns up missing and when Abby goes off in search of her, she not only finds Grandma but a dead body as well! Among the suspects for murder is Richard Davis, who just happens to be dating Abby's flower shop ...more
Kimberly
This is the 3rd book in the Flower Shop Mystery series by Kate Collins. I really enjoyed the first 2 and I enjoyed this one as well but slightly less. Abby Knight, flower shop owner and amateur sleuth, didn't rush into sure danger at the end like she did in the last one but I did find that her cousin Jillian's interruptions got rather annoying when they became a constant occurrence. I'm not sure I've ever been as annoyed by a character in a book as much as I am by cousin Jillian. Despite that ch ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
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Dharia Scarab

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

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Luffy Monkey D.
I wish I could do ample justice to praising Dearly Depotted. Every superlative that I could use has already been employed by others, or by me, but in other reviews. I'll keep this one simple. First, it's sometimes a bonus when the murderer is a sympathetic woman. 'Cherchez la femme' and all that. I can't explain why, not really. The recurring cast of this series are till now beyond blame, yet I still could not guess the culprit among the few new people. And I was amused by the Grace character b ...more
Mayda
Abby Knight, presently a flower shop owner and formerly a law student, is beyond busy. She has her hands full providing the flowers for and being in her cousin’s wedding. If that weren’t enough, she must make nice with her former fiancé who just happens to be the best man. Then her cousin looks like she is about to bolt – not the first time she has gotten cold feet – and to top it off, a body is discovered behind the pulpit on the day of the wedding. Abby agrees to try to solve the mystery, sinc ...more
Michelle Palmer
I really like the characters and the craziness of the stories. I read these in between other books that are a lot darker. I really like Abby and her little work crew and the mysterious Marco.
Mark Baker
Abby is not only doing the flowers for her cousin's wedding, but she's in the wedding as a bridesmaid. But when someone crashes the wedding and then turns up dead, Abby has to set aside the flowers to help clear a friend of the crime.

It's been a couple years since I read this series, and I don't know why I let this book sit for so long. It was fun, and I really like the characters. The plot could use a few more twists and the characters could use a bit more development, but overall it was well w
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Heather Truckenmiller
To call these "flower shop mysteries" seems a bit of a misnomer.. the main character owns a flower shop. She's not often at work, and the mysteries have nothing to do with flowers. Flowers are mentioned more in each subsequent book, but they are not a main theme.

But they are light, easy reads. Fun characters you get to know a little better in each book. Very pg - no sex, no gore. They are improbable, as most cozy mysteries are, but not ridiculous. Well, the time line might be a little ridiculous
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Melinda
An easy, fun read. Abby gets involved in another mystery after she and Grandma Osborne discover a body at her cousin's wedding. The wrong person is arrested and Abby sets out to find who didn't, putting herself and friend, Grace, in danger.
Mary-kaye
I recommend this as a light reading book. It's not an intense murder mystery book. Just something different
Julie
I love this series. I didn't figure out who the murderer was until near the end and by then, I was supposed to know. The only thing with the main character that bothers me is her inability to stand up to her family when necessary. She has no problem in other situations in being bold enough. I hope the author gives her a little more backbone in the upcoming books.

I like the dynamic with her "almost boyfriend" and her friends. The other town characters are normal enough but with some quirks that
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Joanna Compton-Mys
I really tried to like this book, but I just could not connect with the characters. The pace was a little slow, and I found that I didn't much care what happened. Maybe it would have been better if I had started with number one?
Bumbershootbears
Pleasant, but predictable, read.
Nadine
Fun story. A few "Bad" words.
Shawnee Bowlin
Kate Collins did a nice job on Dearly Depotted, although I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a 5 simply because the idea of police and anyone else involved in a murder investigation cooperating with a nosy citizen is ludicrous. It still created a fun story to read. Kinda like a Nancy Drew of the new age. Abby was a cute character. I have to admit, I was a bit slow to suspect the murderer. Kudos to Kate for that! And because I have an older teen in the family, I could certainly relate to Abby's ...more
Susan
The first part of the book concludes the events from bk 2, which left off with Abby in the countdown to her biggest flower business gigs ever. One was for the wealthy Trudee DeWitt and the other was her cousin, Jillian's wedding. Trudee's party goes well, but there are complications afterward when one of the helpers decides he likes the family entirely too much. Jillian's wedding goes fine, mostly, but the reception...well that turns into Abby's next case.

enjoyable, but not a standalone. You rea
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Johanna
Cute series! Amusing! Good read.
Suzan
No the best in this series but entertaining.
Lizz
Clearly, we are back on the Flower Shop bandwagon! I believe this is one of the best books in the series. It was put together very well, and the flow was just right. I loved the characters, and now feel as if I know them personally. What I really like about this series, is that it is like a mini soap opera with all the right ingredients thrown in - A little mystery, a little suspense, a little romance, a little family drama... I am definitely moving on to #4, Snipped in the Bud.
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes)
Ok - after slogging my way through the first two I'm glad I took the advise of my fellow Cozy Mystery members and stuck with it - this book was a vast improvement, both in storyline and character development. No more constantly calling the protagonist a busybody - makes it kind of hard to root for her when that's what all the characters were calling her. I'm now looking forward to reading then next in the series and feel confident this will be a very good series.
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