The Begonia Bribe – Alyse Carlson

Book 2 in the Garden Society Mystery series.

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This was a great follow-up to The Azalea Assault. Cam (Camellia) Harris is now tasked with managing the Little Miss Begonia Pageant being held in one of Roanoke’s nicest parks. Cam runs into one of her least favorite people from high school, Mindy, and Cam’s best friend Annie likes her even less. Cam never expected she would get so wrapped up into Mindy’s personal life, but there she is, right in the middle.

Cam once again gets her reporter boyfriend Rob, as well as Annie, caught up in a murder investigation. Annie’s boyfriend, and Rob’s best friend Jake, Police officer in Roanoke, keeps trying his best to get Cam to mind her own business. Cam just seems to always be one step ahead of him.

There are many characters intertwined in this story, from past and present, and again you do not see it coming. The storyline is great, and the characters are well rounded and you really feel for them. Can Cam figure out who the murderer is before more lives are ruined?

I am looking for some new cozy series to read while Michigan is officially closed, so let me know your favorites!

5 thoughts on “The Begonia Bribe – Alyse Carlson

  1. Cozynookbks January 31, 2019 / 1:01 am

    I love the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series by H.Y. Hanna, and the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series by Lea Wait.

    • Angela January 31, 2019 / 11:46 am

      I have not seen either of these before; I will definitely look them up at my library. Thanks!

  2. Cozynookbks February 1, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    You’re welcome. 😉
    Oh, and I forgot Libby Klein’s Poppy McAllister mystery series. I didn’t read book 1, but they can be read as standalones, and Midnight Snacks are Murder, book 2 in the series, was HILARIOUS!! 😂 😂 Seriously, I spit my juice out once laughing. 😂 I can’t wait to start on book 3, Restaurant Weeks are Murder.

  3. thebookwormdrinketh February 5, 2019 / 9:21 am

    I’m going to say yes… Yes, Cam can. 😉 These books sounds cute. 😊

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