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Digging Up Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  577 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Digging Her Own Grave

Landscaper Nina Quinn makes her living from surprise garden makeovers. It's not her fault that someone duped her into digging up the wrong yard. And she certainly can't be blamed when her handiwork turns the unsuspecting real owner apoplectic and he drops dead from a heart attack . . . can she? Nina's got enough trouble already, with her divorce from f
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Published December 18th 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published March 28th 2006)
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
I began reading about Nina Quinn years ago with the first novel "A Hoe Lot of Trouble" and loved it. I had lost sight of the novelist until I was lucky enough to be re-introduced to her via a reading group. Then Ms. Webber wrote a new series about Lucy Valentine and I fell in love again.

So, being confused I ordered the original series out of order. So, This is the third book and guess what? I love it. Nina Quinn is a hard-working, reality based person who happens to find bodies in the most uniqu
Aug 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another Salvation Army find, and another good read. It's the third in a series, but I suspect that that might be an advantage in terms of ongoing family/relationship plot. Protagonist Nina Quinn, a landscaper living in Ohio, runs a firm specializing in surprise garden makeovers. (Whatever happened to all of those surprise home/garden makeover shows, anyway? I miss them!) It seems that she also has a habit of encountering murder victims, which doesn't make breaking apart from her almost-ex hu ...more
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the Nina Quinn series. I have loved the series since Book 1. Nina is such a great Character. She is one of those characters you could imagine meeting in real life. I have no trouble stepping into these books. From her Helpful (Not always in the best way) Mom to Her Pushy Always there Neighbor. If you love a great cozy mystery and wonderful characters. I think you would love this book.
Vanessa Holloway
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought book about landskaping has to be boring and snoring, but I really enojoyed it - I liked characters, seeting, plot. It was really quick and lightto read. Mystery itself was good as well.
Aurian Booklover
Another great instalment in the Nina Quinn series.
Nina Quinn is a very curious woman and when her almost ex-husband’s former sister-in-law Lindsey Lockhart wants to hire her to create one of her surprise gardens, she accepts. Nina does sense that something is not quite right here, but she wants to use the connection to get some answers about Kevin’s first wife, who died in a boating accident. But Lindsey refuses to tell her anything, and as the garden make over has been paid for already, Nina h
Caitlin Copp
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: march-2017
Nina's plate is full with make overs but she can't help but agree to take on a make over for her soon to be ex-husbands first wife's sister. She is hoping to get the scoop on what happened to his first wife who died tragically when Riley was young. It doesn't take long for Nina to realize something isn't right and she soon learns that she has been duped into making over the wrong yard. When the homeowner comes home in the middle of the day and finds his yard torn apart he keels over and dies. Ni ...more
Robin DeJarnett
Jan 17, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Shelves: 2009-read
When I realized that reading a hundred books in a year meant reading two a week, I started looking for some that would be a little faster to read than the 400 page paranormals I've been hooked on for a while. I picked up 'Digging Up Trouble' at RWA last summer, and at about 240 pages, was able to finish it pretty quickly.

This one caught my eye specifically because it's written in first person, something I'm trying to do. I really enjoyed the voice of this book, and was very comfortable in Nina's
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, read-2012
I thought this books was about the same level as the previous books. I found them entertaining, but I like them less than the author's other series. My opinions on the characters and overall plotlines are the same as previous books, still enjoyable and entertaining. Parts of this book were a bit slow, but as a quick read, it quickly got better.

I've never been in Nina's position of being cheated on and awaiting a divorce, so this is purely my opinion of how I think I would be in that situation. B
Jan 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
As usual Nina Quinn seems to be a magnet for dead bodies. And she is still struggling with which man she wants to be with.

There were times in this book that I felt I missed a page but didn't; like when her and Ana were gong to go find out about Jean-Claude and they find out about the accident then the next page its the next day and she's at work without telling us what happened the night before it was a bit confusing. And the ending was very anti-climatic and felt rushed. I guess she made her de
Mary Ann
As this series progresses- I like Nina more and more. And the crazy cast of characters is just as lovable as the heroine. These are real people, with real lives and that makes everything just that more believable. There was a lot going on and there was a lot of juggling that at times had my head whirling. But I like that carnival ride feeling when I'm reading a good mystery. The ending was a little too tidy for me but it certainly gave us a hint about what was to come in the next one.
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good installment in this series. For some reason I get a big kick out of BeBe's antics and the fact that he caused her to find something many were looking for was a plus. The characters are lots of fun and I love all their flaws. The mystery in this wasn't necessarily the biggest mystery but still wasn't handed over on a silver platter too early in the story line (although since I had read it years ago, that might not be too fair to say). Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Feb 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
I enjoyed this cozy mystery - Nina is such a likable character. The mystery itself was well-developed and had some twists that surprised me. Nina's sister and mother played less predominant roles in this novel, while her ex-husband, stepson, new boyfriend and employees took center stage. I especially enjoyed the characters Tam and Brickhouse.

Another really good read by this author!
Nina takes up a new landscaping job, and begins work. It soon appears that she has been tricked into landscaping the wrong yard! The owner makes an appearance, and dies of a heart attack from the shock of it all. The owner's wife is threatening to sue Nina, and she's going to need to find out what really happened if she wants to keep her business.
I'm really enjoying this series! The light touch of romance appeals to me, and I enjoy seeing the nontraditional parent/child relationship between Nina and Riley.

My one complaint was the Jean-Claude subplot. It felt superfluous, and could easily have been excluded without affecting the story (except perhaps making it flow more smoothly).
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
There was so much going on that you just wanted Nina to stop moving and drink a beer. Her sister was not in this one which was sad because she made the last book so fun. The end kind of left you hanging. I wish we had found out about Nina's decision when it comes to Bobby.
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy Heather Webber's writing. The characters are fun and clever. She has twists to the story you aren't prepared for until the very end. Her writing allows you to piece the clues together with Nina Quinn the entire way.
Candace Davidson
Loved the story. The end was different than how typically the killer is caught. I will not ruin the surprise. It ended well. It makes me want to read the next book in the series soon to see what happens next.
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful series with well rounded lovable characters.The mystery was excellent! I love that the characters evolve as the series goes on. This is a must read for cozy mystery lovers.
Nora Brosseau
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am loving this series!
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good whodunit!
Allison Fenton
Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this one is good. couldn't stop reading.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read in the Nina Quinn series!
February Four
It was a little harder getting into it again after a little time away, but finally I got into the story and it worked a lot better after about halfway.
Coleen Murphy
I like this series. Easy read with giggles here and there.
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this better than the other one I read by this author, but ending put this down from a 4 star book to a 3. Cute book and the hummingbird hints were great.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kristin Humphreys
I was trying to guess all through out the book who the murderer was and I never guessed who it actually was. Great book.
Mar 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, cozy-mystery
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Heather Webber (aka Heather Blake) is the author of more than twenty mystery novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She's a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, and bake (mostly cookies). Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati are ...more
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