Harris is back in the second of the Garden Society Mysteries.
This time, the Roanoke Garden Society is hosting the Little
Miss Begonia Pageant at Elmwood Park. Cam is busy coordinating
just about everything that concerns the pageant. Getting the
area beautified, getting the girls settled, and making nice
with the judges. The pageant got stuck with Telly Stevens
as a judge because WONK - the TV station wouldn't televise
the pageant without Telly being a judge. Telly, a well-known
womanizer, has had his face slapped more times than anyone
one of the gardening helpers, tells Cam there is something
that needs her attention right away. When Cam gets to the
planting area she sees a dead Telly Stevens in the nearby
bushes. There is a flask next to him. With such large group
of people as potential suspects, will Cam be able to dig through
the dirt without getting herself deadheaded and find the killer?
to ponder: Why was Mindy Blankenship upset that Telly was
one of the judges for the Little Miss Begonia Pageant? What
is the reason that Cam doesn't like her dad to be a favorite
of the ladies? Who vandalized the bandstand?
sophomore book by Alyse Carlson is as good as her freshman
entry - The Azalea Assault. It has fun interesting characters.
The book is a fast paced page turner. I hope Ms. Carlson is
dreaming up the next Garden Society Mystery. Please don't
make me wait too long to find out what Cam and company are
getting up to next. So if you don't mind getting your hands
dirty, then The Begonia Bribe is the book for you.