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Flowers and Foul Play

(2018)
(The first book in the Magic Garden Mystery series)
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Fiona Knox lost her fiancé and her flower shop—but when she flies to Scotland to inherit her godfather’s cottage and possibly magical walled garden, she may lose her life as well when she’s swept into a murder investigation.

Florist Fiona Knox’s life isn’t smelling so sweet these days. Her fiancé left her for their cake decorator. Then, her flower shop wilted after a chain florist opened next door. So when her godfather, Ian MacCallister, leaves her a cottage in Scotland, Fiona jumps on the next plane to Edinburgh. Ian, after all, is the one who taught her to love flowers. But when Ian’s elderly caretaker Hamish MacGregor shows her to the cottage upon her arrival, she finds the once resplendent grounds of Duncreigan in a dreadful shambles—with a dead body in the garden.

Minutes into her arrival, Fiona is already being questioned by the handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig and getting her passport seized. But it’s Craig’s fixation on Uncle Ian’s loyal caretaker, Hamish, as a prime suspect, that really makes her worried. As Fiona strolls the town, she quickly realizes there are a whole bouquet of suspects much more likely to have killed Alastair Croft, the dead lawyer who seems to have had more enemies than friends.

Now it’s up to Fiona to clear Hamish’s name before it’s too late in Flowers and Foul Play, USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s spellbinding first Magic Garden mystery.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"An enchanted garden in rural Scotland? Bestill my heart. Amanda Flower’s latest, Flowers and Foul Play, is quirky, mysterious, magical fun. A delight from start to finish." - Juliet Blackwell

"Enchanting...Prepare to be charmed." - Heather Blake

"A Magical secret garden, a picturesque Scottish village on the shores of the North Sea, and a cozy cottage inherited from a loving godfather?a dream come true for American Fiona Knox. But dreams turn into nightmares when Fiona stumbles upon a dead body laying next to an ancient stone with mystical powers. Is her garden a curse or a blessing? Hopefully she’ll find out before the killer strikes again. A fun whodunnit that will keep you guessing till the wee hours." - Kathleen Bridge

"Flowers and Foul Play smoothly paced series debut is layered with appealing characters and a well-plotted puzzle flavored with gentle magic and a whisper of romance. I look forward to many more stories from Amanda Flower and her heroine, Fiona." - Bailey Cates

"Delightful...Amanda Flower combines Scotland, mystery, romance, and just enough magic in this series debut to create a fun and engaging read!" - Dawn Eastman

"Filled with Highland color and memorable characters, this mystery is a delightfully deadly read! Amanda Flower knows how to create pure magic." - Hannah Reed


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Used availability for Amanda Flower's Flowers and Foul Play

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
ISBN: 1-68331-562-6 / 978-1-68331-562-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
ISBN: 1-68331-775-0 / 978-1-68331-775-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery: 1
Author(s): Amanda Flower
ISBN: 1-978642-68-7 / 978-1-978642-68-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flowers and Foul Play: A Magic Garden Mystery
Author(s): Amanda Flower
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU