Pushing Up Daisies: A Dirty Business Mystery

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Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest---but she’s not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.
            Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula’s friends is arrested for the crime.
            Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years.

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Pushing Up Daisies was not only the first book I ever had published - it was also the first one I ever wrote. I was inspired by a two line item in the newspaper abut a mummified body that had been found not far from my home in CT. Much like the amateur sleuth I went on to create I did some snooping and learned that the newspaper didn't tell the whole story. I also learned about something that was buried with the body which turned into one of the clues in my book. I'm very proud to say that Pushing Up Daisies was nominated for both the Anthony and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2008.

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Welcome to Springfield, Connecticut, where gardening just got a whole lot deadlier...

Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest—but she’s not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.

“[A] funny and entertaining first installment. May there be many more.”Kingston Observer

Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula’s friends is arrested for the crime. Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years...

“Quirky, original, and captivating...sure to please.”—Carolyn Hart, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning author of the Death on Demand series

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