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Malice at the Manor (A Penny Summers Mystery Book 2)

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Penny Summers bones up on Renaissance garden design until she finds a dead docent and finds herself up to her tramp stamp unraveling a Civil War battle flag scam.

In North Carolina where "The Recent Unpleasantness" between the North and the South is still romanticized, the problem of a dead docent in a famous garden leads ex-Navy public affairs officer Penny Summers to a C
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Published April 27th 2018 by Taylor and Seale Publishing
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Lis Carey
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, fiction, mystery
Penny Summers, a former Navy public affairs officer now out of the Navy and starting her own landscape design business, has traveled from Maryland to North Carolina with her friend and teacher, Madison Lerrimore. They're there to visit Brantleigh Manor, the (fictional) last garden designed by Frederick Law Olmsted before his death. A secondary goal is for Madison to meet and reconcile with her former stepfather, Wayland Morgan, who has become a Civil War enthusiast and reenactor, and who works a ...more
Virginia Williams
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Ex-Navy Penny Summers as a master gardener enrolls in Madison Lerrimore's residential design course in Maryland which leads to a visit with the instructor to one of Olmstead's design's in North Carolina. The author does a masterful job of interlacing fact with fiction and incites interest in visiting civil war sites as well as some of these gorgeous old southern mansions and their gardens.

The second in the series could function as a standalone with protagonist Penny and her great-aunt Zelma and
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