Friday, April 25, 2008

Book List: Garden-Related Mysteries

Habeas Hortus:
Mystery Books with a Garden Theme
B&B Riverboat Luncheon Cruise
Cincinnati Flower Show
Friday, April 25, 2008

Reading List by Author Name:

Albert, Susan Wittig:

China Bayles Mysteries:

Thyme of Death (1992)
Witches' Bane (1993)
Hangman's Root (1994)
Rosemary Remembered (1995)
Rueful Death (1996)
Love Lies Bleeding (1997)
Chile Death (1998)
Lavender Lies (1999)
Mistletoe Man (2000)
Bloodroot (2001)
Indigo Dying (2003)
A Dilly of a Death (2004)
Dead Man's Bones (2005)
Bleeding Hearts (2006)
Spanish Dagger (2007)
Nightshade (April 2008)
Wormwood (To be published in 2009)
An Unthymely Death (2003)
Murder Most Crafty (2005)
China Bayles' Book of Days (October 2006)

Christie, Agatha:

Mysteries with garden-related themes:

Nemesis (1971)
The Regatta Mystery (Short story “How Does Your Garden Grow?” 1939, 1984)

Eastman, Brian:

Rosemary and Thyme Mysteries:
(additional DVDs available)

And No Bird Sings (2007)
Memory of Water (2006)

Edwards, Martin:

The Cipher Garden (2004, 2006)

Eglin, Anthony:

The Lost Gardens (2004)
The Blue Rose (2004)
The Water Lily Cross (2007)

Freeman, Mary:

Devil’s Trumpet (1999)
Deadly Nightshade (1999)
Bleeding Heart (2000)
Garden View (2002)

Hager, Jean:

Blooming Murder (1994)

Harris, Rosemary:

Pushing Up Daisies (2008)

Harrison, Janis:

The Roots of Murder (2000)

Kellerman, Faye:

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights (2006)

Lathen, Emma:

Green Grow the Dollars (1982)

LaRosa, Rosa:

The Garden Club (2007)

Lavene, Joyce and Jim:

Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries:

Pretty Poison (2005)
Fruits of the Poisoned Tree (2006)
Poisoned Petals (2007)
Perfect Poison (2008)

MacLeod, Charlotte:

Peter Shandy, Agronomist, Mysteries:
(These mysteries are set at Balaclava Agricultural College; there are other books in the series but these are the most garden-related titles)

The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (1985)
Something in the Water (1994)

Michaels, Barbara:

The Dancing Floor (1998)
Vanish with the Rose (1993)

Mills, Mark:

The Savage Garden (2007)

Ripley, Ann:

Gardening Mysteries:

Mulch (1994)
Death of a Garden Pest (1996)
Death of a Political Plant (1998)
The Garden Tour Affair (1999)
The Perennial Killer (2000)
Harvest of Murder (2001)
The Christmas Garden Affair (2002)
Death at the Spring Plant Sale (2003)
Summer Garden Murder (2005)
Death in the Orchid Garden (2006)

Roberts, Lora:

Murder Crops Up (1998)

Rothenberg, Rebecca:

Claire Sharples Botanical Mysteries:

The Bulrush Murders (1994)
The Dandelion Murders (1995)
The Shy Tulip Murders (1997)
The Tumbleweed Murders (2001)

Sherwood, John:

Celia Grant, Botanist/Horticulturist Mysteries:

Green Trigger Fingers (1984)
A Botanist at Bay (1985)
The Mantrap Garden (1986)
Flowers of Evil (1987)
Menacing Groves (1988)
A Bouquet of Thorns (1989)
The Sunflower Plot (1990)
The Hanging Garden (1992)
Creeping Jenny (1993)
Bones Gather No Moss (1994)
Shady Borders (1996)

Stallsmith, Audrey:

Thyme Will Tell Mysteries:

Rosemary for Remembrance (1998)
Marigolds for Mourning (1998)
Roses for Regret (1999)

Webber, Heather:

Nina Quinn Mysteries:

A Hoe Lot of Trouble (2004)
Trouble in Spades (2005)
Digging Up Trouble (2006)
Trouble in Bloom (2007)
Weeding Out Trouble (2008)


Rosemary Harris said...

Thanks so much for featuring Pushing Up Daisies on your blog. I am just finishing book two in the series, (wt) Dirt Nap - which also features master gardener Paula Holliday.
Daisies has been doing very well - I just left Malice Domestic and I'm in Oakmont, PA now for the Festival of Mystery. It's so much fun to meet other mystery lovers.
How was the flowwer show??