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The Red Book of Primrose House

(2014)
(The second book in the Potting Shed Mystery series)
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In this charming Potting Shed Mystery from bestselling author Marty Wingate, Texas transplant Pru Parke's restoration of a historic landscape in England is uprooted by an ax murderer.

Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an eighteenth-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory - quickly, as they're planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.

But life gets in the way of the best laid plans: When not being happily distracted by the romantic attentions of the handsome Inspector Christopher Pearse, Pru is digging into the mystery of her own British roots. Still, she manages to make considerable progress on the vast grounds - until vandals wreak havoc on each of her projects. Then, to her horror, one of her workers is found murdered among the yews. The police have a suspect, but Pru is certain they're wrong. Once again, Pru finds herself entangled in a thicket of evil intentions - and her, without a hatchet.

Marty Wingate's captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:

The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS

The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO

Praise for The Red Book of Primrose House

"All of the elements - gardening, history, romance, mystery - are perfectly blended with each other to form a coherent whole that is both entertaining and thoroughly engaging." - Bibliotica

"[Marty] Wingate once again brings readers a quirky cozy packed with fun characters, gardening history, and suspense." - No More Grumpy Bookseller

"Just know that Marty Wingate knows how to write a cozy mystery very well and that you will be hooked from page one." - A Bookish Way of Life

"I enjoyed The Red Book of Primrose House as much, or maybe more, for the way it developed and dealt with the relationships involved as for the murder mystery. I'm looking forward to seeing what trouble Pru gets into next." - Reading Reality

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Marty Wingate's The Red Book of Primrose House

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Red Book of Primrose House (Potting Shed Mysteries)
Author(s): Marty Wingate
ISBN: 1-5159-0396-6 / 978-1-5159-0396-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Red Book of Primrose House (Potting Shed Mysteries)
Author(s): Marty Wingate
ISBN: 1-5159-5396-3 / 978-1-5159-5396-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Red Book of Primrose House: Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 2
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Red Book of Primrose House: Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 2
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Book of Primrose House: A Potting Shed Mystery (Potting Shed Mystery series 2)
Author(s): Marty Wingate
Publisher: Alibi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU