Death and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2)
National bestselling author Amanda Flower returns with her second floral Magic Garden mystery, perfect for readers of Paige Shelton and Sheila Connolly. Florist Fiona Knox left behind her gloomy life for a magical garden in Scotland, but a murder on her shop’s opening day spells doom.Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather’s cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland—complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms. One police investigation later (made a trifle less unpleasant by the presence of handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig), and Fiona’s life is getting back on a steady, though bewitched, track. Her sister Isla has just moved in with her, and the grand opening of her new spellbound venture, the Climbing Rose Flower Shop in Aberdeenshire, is imminent. But dark, ensorcelled clouds are gathering to douse Fiona’s newly sunny outlook. First, imperious parish minister Quaid MacCullen makes it undeniably clear that he would be happy to send Fiona back to Tennessee. Then, a horrific lightning storm, rife with terribly omen, threatens to tear apart the elderly cottage and sends Fi and Isla cowering under their beds. The storm passes, but then, Fi is called away from the Climbing Rose’s opening soiree when Kipling, the tiny village’s weak-kneed volunteer police chief, finds a dead body on the beach. The body proves difficult to identify, but Kipling is certain it’s that of the parish minister. Which makes Fiona, MacCullen’s new nemesis, a suspect. And what’s worse, Isla has seemed bewitched as of late…did she do something unspeakable to protect her sister? The last thing Fiona wanted to do was play detective again. But now, the rosy future she’d envisioned is going to seed, and if she and Craig can’t clear her name, her idyllic life will wilt away in Death and Daisies, national bestselling author Amanda Flower’s second enchanting Magic Garden mystery.

Death and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2) Details

TitleDeath and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2)
Author
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Death and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2) Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower is the second book in the cozy A Magic Garden Mystery series. Each book of this cozy mystery series has it’s own mystery to be solved within the book so they could be read as a standalone if choosing to do so. However the characters personal stories do carry over from book to book so reading in order is always best.Readers were introduced to Fiona Knox in the first book of the series when she got a call from a lawyer in Scotland informing her that her godfather Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower is the second book in the cozy A Magic Garden Mystery series. Each book of this cozy mystery series has it’s own mystery to be solved within the book so they could be read as a standalone if choosing to do so. However the characters personal stories do carry over from book to book so reading in order is always best.Readers were introduced to Fiona Knox in the first book of the series when she got a call from a lawyer in Scotland informing her that her godfather had passed and she would be inheriting his estate. Within days of receiving the call Fiona’s fiancé ran off with the cake decorator and her flower shop went out of business so what better to do than hop on the next flight to Scotland and claim her inheritance.Now Fiona feels like she’s getting her life back on track in Duncreigan, Scotland becoming the caretaker of her godfather’s magical garden and cottage and opening her own shop. However, the parish minister Quaid MacCullen is not a fan of Fiona and the magical garden she’s inherited and makes that fact well known so when he’s found murdered Fiona ends up a suspect and needing to clear her name.While I haven’t been able to catch up with all of Amanda Flower’s cozy mysteries I have however really enjoyed the ones that I have read and this was no exception. This series takes readers to Scotland and mixes in a touch of magic making it a unique read but along with likable characters and a solid mystery it’s definitely a series I’ll keep coming back to to see what else is in store.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Juli
    January 1, 1970
    Amanda Flower has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery writers. Her books have a magical quality, great characters and creative plots. Death and Daisies is the second book in her new Magic Garden Mystery series. Fiona Knox is the caretaker of a magical garden. She is still trying to wrap her head around the fact she inherited the cottage and garden in Duncreigan, Scotland from her godfather. She has since opened a floral shop in a nearby village. Climbing Rose Floral Shop is named afte Amanda Flower has quickly become one of my favorite cozy mystery writers. Her books have a magical quality, great characters and creative plots. Death and Daisies is the second book in her new Magic Garden Mystery series. Fiona Knox is the caretaker of a magical garden. She is still trying to wrap her head around the fact she inherited the cottage and garden in Duncreigan, Scotland from her godfather. She has since opened a floral shop in a nearby village. Climbing Rose Floral Shop is named after a magical rose that grows in her walled garden. She's the 12th keeper entrusted to upkeep the garden and protect the rose. A local minister hates the garden and threatens Fiona, leaving her a cryptic note that the garden will bring evil. As if threats can't possibly be enough to put a damper on her shop's grand opening, the minister is found dead. Some villagers blame her for the death....Can Fiona find out the truth before everyone starts believing there is something sinister about her and the magical garden?I love this series! It has the same wonderful, magical feel as the author's Magical Bookshop series! The location is awesome...who wouldn't love to inherit a cottage and walled garden in Scotland? The characters are well-developed and have that village quirkiness about them. The plot of this newest book is interesting and the mystery moves along at a nice pace with plenty of suspects, investigation and twists. There is just the right touch of the supernatural/magical to sparkle up the story....never over-done, just right. While it isn't necessary to read the books in order, to get the full character and location background and development it might be best to read book one (Flowers and Foul Play) before jumping into Death and Daisies. But, a reader could jump in at this second book and still totally enjoy the story!All in all, this is an entertaining and fun cozy to read. I'm definitely in line awaiting the next book! **I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    I liked several of the same things in this second book of the Magic Garden series—the mystical garden, the animal characters, and several secondary characters, Hamish, Presha, and Raj—that I enjoyed in book one. In this story, although Fiona should be enjoying the opening of her florist shop, Climbing Rose, instead she’s pulled into a murder involving a prominent citizen in the Scottish village, who had made it clear he didn’t like her or her ancestors before her. There are several suspects to s I liked several of the same things in this second book of the Magic Garden series—the mystical garden, the animal characters, and several secondary characters, Hamish, Presha, and Raj—that I enjoyed in book one. In this story, although Fiona should be enjoying the opening of her florist shop, Climbing Rose, instead she’s pulled into a murder involving a prominent citizen in the Scottish village, who had made it clear he didn’t like her or her ancestors before her. There are several suspects to sort through their relationships with the deceased, however, the killer reveal didn’t really surprise me. There aren’t near as many magical garden scenes, and I felt the tone of the plot was overall dreary. Fi’s sister, Isla, has come to stay with her and they bicker constantly. On a positive note, the author continues her great world building and characterization and seems to set the stage for more mystical revelations in the third story. I recommend reading the first book before you read this one or you’ll be lost as to what’s going on.I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books. Thank you.
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  • Sue Em
    January 1, 1970
    Coming to Duncreigan, Scotland, to accept her inheritance to accept her inheritance gave Fiona Knox a chance to repair the wounds of her failed engagement and closing of her flower shop. Little did she know the inheritance included a magical garden. In the second book of the series, her sister, Isla, has come to join her and help her open a new flower shop. But before the grand opening, the minister who is unhappy with her arrival is found dead and Fiona a suspect, once again. Fast-paced and cha Coming to Duncreigan, Scotland, to accept her inheritance to accept her inheritance gave Fiona Knox a chance to repair the wounds of her failed engagement and closing of her flower shop. Little did she know the inheritance included a magical garden. In the second book of the series, her sister, Isla, has come to join her and help her open a new flower shop. But before the grand opening, the minister who is unhappy with her arrival is found dead and Fiona a suspect, once again. Fast-paced and charming, the story has it all for me. Intriguing characters, red herrings, touch of the supernatural, and a heroine worth rooting for. You know the book is good when your first thought after finishing it is how long until the next one. HIGHLY recommended.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    The second book of the Magical Garden series continues in the vein as the first one. This one did not disappoint.Fiona has been joined in Scotland by her sister, Isla and Fiona is opening a Flower shop in the town. On opening day the parish minister Quaid MacCullen is found dead on the seacoast. As he made it very clear he didn't like Fiona, she is a suspect in his death. She began to seek an answer for his death. Isla's antics add humor and much to the story.Fiona's Scottish Fold cat, Ivanhoe h The second book of the Magical Garden series continues in the vein as the first one. This one did not disappoint.Fiona has been joined in Scotland by her sister, Isla and Fiona is opening a Flower shop in the town. On opening day the parish minister Quaid MacCullen is found dead on the seacoast. As he made it very clear he didn't like Fiona, she is a suspect in his death. She began to seek an answer for his death. Isla's antics add humor and much to the story.Fiona's Scottish Fold cat, Ivanhoe has a part as he becomes a shop cat. Fiona's life is not going as well as the residents of the town seem to be avoiding her flower store. What will happen? I highly recommend this book and series.Disclosure: Many thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in what I am finding to be a delightful series so far. On this return trip to Duncreigan, Scotland we are treated to a visit with all the same characters that made the first book in the series so enjoyable. Fiona is opening her flower shop and her sister Isla has come to stay. I have to say that I haven't quite warmed up to Isla yet, but it appears that she will be a returning character. I love the Scottish setting and the mystical garden in this book. While Fiona didn't This is the second book in what I am finding to be a delightful series so far. On this return trip to Duncreigan, Scotland we are treated to a visit with all the same characters that made the first book in the series so enjoyable. Fiona is opening her flower shop and her sister Isla has come to stay. I have to say that I haven't quite warmed up to Isla yet, but it appears that she will be a returning character. I love the Scottish setting and the mystical garden in this book. While Fiona didn't spend as much time in the garden in this book, there are still elements. Without much guidance from her godfather Ian, Fiona is struggling to learn how to use the magic in the garden to help the people of the village as well as to protect the garden. On top of that, she is once again as the center of danger as she tries to solve the murder of the village minister (who is not a fan of Fiona's). There are plenty of suspects as Fiona is faced with mystery, lies and secrets, some which will impact her personally. The murder mystery is resolved nicely and once the twists and turns are straightened out, the suspect is believable.I am such a fan of this author, I can't imagine not coming back to see what she has planned for Fiona in the rest of the series.I voluntarily read a digital ARC provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley.
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  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies by Amanda Flowers returns us to Bellewick, Scotland. Fiona Knox has been busy getting her new flower shop, Climbing Rose Flower Shop ready to open with the aid of her sister, Isla. Isla showed up at the beginning of the summer after she graduated from college and has yet to return home. She has been acting cagey recently and spending a great deal of time texting. The day before the grand opening, Minister Quaid MacCullen stops in and once again expresses his dislike for Fiona. Death and Daisies by Amanda Flowers returns us to Bellewick, Scotland. Fiona Knox has been busy getting her new flower shop, Climbing Rose Flower Shop ready to open with the aid of her sister, Isla. Isla showed up at the beginning of the summer after she graduated from college and has yet to return home. She has been acting cagey recently and spending a great deal of time texting. The day before the grand opening, Minister Quaid MacCullen stops in and once again expresses his dislike for Fiona. He recently barred Fiona from attending church by blocking the door and stating he did not want her corrupting the villagers (what a charmer). That night a terrible storm hits the area and thankfully blows back out to sea by morning. Fiona’s shop opening is a success until Kipling, the villages volunteer police chief, stumbles in crying murder and then promptly faints. Kipling stumbled upon the reverend’s body on the beach. Chief Inspector Neil Craig rushes away to secure the scene and a curious Fiona is not far behind him. It is well known in the village that MacCullen disliked Fiona which puts her at the top of the suspect list. Fiona has just started to set down roots and has no intention of letting her new life go to seed. The only way to stop the speculation is to sniff out the killer with a little help from the magical garden at Duncreigan.While Death and Daisies is the second book in A Magic Garden Mystery series, it can be read alone. Everything a reader needs to know is included in this tale. I thought the book was well-written with steady pacing throughout. Amanda Flower has an engaging, conversational writing style that drew me into the story and it kept my attention until the very last page. I like the characters and they are nicely developed. We are still getting to know Fiona (it is only the second book), and she learns some new information about herself in Death and Daisies. Hamish is such a sweetie and we learned something new about him that makes him even more endearing. I am not a fan of Fiona’s sister, Isla. I am hoping we will see her mature and become less self-centered. The village sounds quaint with friendly residents except for the minister. The murder of Reverend Quaid MacCullen is expected since he is such a nasty character. There are several suspects, misdirection and good clues. I wish the mystery had been more of a challenge. However, I still enjoyed reading this beguiling narrative (I knew who now I wanted to know why). I especially enjoy the addition of the magic from the garden, the stone and the fox. It enhances the overall story as well as the mystery. I like that new details are revealed in each book. Carver Finley, a historian, has taken an interest in the garden, and I believe he will be a formidable foe for Fiona. Death and Daisies is an enchanting cozy mystery with a charming village, friendly characters, a hint of romance, adorable little critters, magical assistance, and a murder mystery.
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  • Noriko
    January 1, 1970
    First and foremost, this is a delightful cozy-mystery with a hint of fantastical, mystical element sprinkled here and there in the book. Although I wasn’t quite sure if this fantastical element would fare well, I ended up enjoyed reading this book on the whole.There was a bit of a misgiving concerning this book being my first Amanda Flower book. I haven’t read the first book in the series, so I was a bit concerned if I would find a lot missing, but the author builds up the story very well with j First and foremost, this is a delightful cozy-mystery with a hint of fantastical, mystical element sprinkled here and there in the book. Although I wasn’t quite sure if this fantastical element would fare well, I ended up enjoyed reading this book on the whole.There was a bit of a misgiving concerning this book being my first Amanda Flower book. I haven’t read the first book in the series, so I was a bit concerned if I would find a lot missing, but the author builds up the story very well with just the perfect amount of the background to bring the new readers up to speed on what happened in the previous book, I even thought readers don’t necessarily have to pick up the first book before they read this one. It was that well-constructed and plotted, I’ll give the author credit for that.However, I would have loved to read more of the magical element from this book. In fact, it was the magical garden and the magical aspect that enchanted me and fascinated me about this book. Imagine being appointed to be the keeper of a magical garden that’s been taken care of for as long as 300 years. The heroine, Fiona Knox was passed down such an important assignment from her Godfather, and her uncle Ian watches over her even after his death in the form of… well, I won’t divulge this detail, but it was another thing that really excited me about this book. In addition to that, the mysterious vision that she is given whenever she touches the magical stone, ‘menhir’ the source of the magic in the garden… there are a lot of ingredients that make this book stand out from other cozy-mystery in my eyes.That was all the more reason why I was a bit disappointed by the slight devoid of those very elements in this book. Although they are touched upon now and then, but most of the time, this book seems to focus on other stuff like sisterly issues and the romance between the handsome inspector… I can totally understand the investigative part should be at the forefront of the plot, but still, if this book features the magical garden, I think it should be touched upon more often. It would have been more entertaining if the author incorporated that element much more than she actually did.Another of my niggling issue with this book was the culprit reveal. The tension was certainly surging leading up towards the reveal, as all the pieces fit together, but I didn’t feel as much suspense and thrills as I would have liked in the actually reveal, it slightly fell flat for me which was a bit unfortunate, but I would say I enjoyed guessing the killer along with Fiona.I’m actually in two minds about picking up the first book. All in all, I don’t feel any desperate need to do so, but another part of me is expecting to see more of such magical elements (or at least some unraveling regarding them) mentioned in the previous book and that makes me curious to read the first book.If you are looking for something different in cozies, this book might be for you. With the romance building up nicely – slow and steady, not at all insta-lovey and the writing being solid enough, this book is certainly a delight to read. Once again, I enjoyed reading this much more than I had thought.Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, Lane Books, for granting my request to read this book in exchange for my honest review. (Expected Publication Date: November 13th, 2018)My Rating: 3.5 stars.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second installment of the Magic Garden series. Fiona Knox's flower shop is ready for its grand opening and her sister has come to spend the summer after her college graduation. Fiona has inherited the Dunheigan estate and accompanying magical garden from her late godfather Ian. The local minister made no secret of his intense dislike for her family so when he is found dead, Fiona finds herself a possible murder suspect. I hadn't read the first book in the series but felt I had enough This is the second installment of the Magic Garden series. Fiona Knox's flower shop is ready for its grand opening and her sister has come to spend the summer after her college graduation. Fiona has inherited the Dunheigan estate and accompanying magical garden from her late godfather Ian. The local minister made no secret of his intense dislike for her family so when he is found dead, Fiona finds herself a possible murder suspect. I hadn't read the first book in the series but felt I had enough of the backstory to catch up. Amanda Flowers is a talented writer and painted a very detailed picture of a charming Scottish village, flower shop and estate grounds. However, the book fell short for me. It started out slowly and I really never connected with Fiona, most of the other characters or her budding romance. I would have liked to have read less about the shopkeepers and more about the magical garden.Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for an advance digital copy of this book. My review is voluntary.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower allowed me to visit Scotland again and I enjoyed every minute of the mystery. I'm already looking forward to the next one in the series.Fiona is now settled into her home at Duncreigan and has decided to open a florist shop in town, The Climbing Rose. The magic garden seems to be thriving under Hamish and Fiona's tender care. The red fox who visits Fiona in the garden is a mystery and yet maybe not as he has Ian's, her godfather, blue eyes. I do believe that he Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower allowed me to visit Scotland again and I enjoyed every minute of the mystery. I'm already looking forward to the next one in the series.Fiona is now settled into her home at Duncreigan and has decided to open a florist shop in town, The Climbing Rose. The magic garden seems to be thriving under Hamish and Fiona's tender care. The red fox who visits Fiona in the garden is a mystery and yet maybe not as he has Ian's, her godfather, blue eyes. I do believe that he is there to watch over Fiona as she learns her new role as ths garden's guardian. Readers are introduced to Isla, Fiona's younger sister, in this book. She has recently graduated from college and come to live with her for the summer. Ms. Flower has penned a quickly paced plot with many likable characters that are developing well in this second book. There were several threads in this story regarding romance, drugs, an abusive marriage as well as the murder mystery that are all weaved into the story of the murder of the local minister. Yet I never felt lost or confused as they all tied into the main plot. I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't put it down until I finished it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • Sue Em
    January 1, 1970
    Coming to Duncreigan, Scotland, to accept her inheritance to accept her inheritance gave Fiona Knox a chance to repair the wounds of her failed engagement and closing of her flower shop. Little did she know the inheritance included a magical garden. In the second book of the series, her sister, Isla, has come to join her and help her open a new flower shop. But before the grand opening, the minister who is unhappy with her arrival is found dead and Fiona a suspect, once again.Fast-paced and char Coming to Duncreigan, Scotland, to accept her inheritance to accept her inheritance gave Fiona Knox a chance to repair the wounds of her failed engagement and closing of her flower shop. Little did she know the inheritance included a magical garden. In the second book of the series, her sister, Isla, has come to join her and help her open a new flower shop. But before the grand opening, the minister who is unhappy with her arrival is found dead and Fiona a suspect, once again.Fast-paced and charming, the story has it all for me. Intriguing characters, red herrings, touch of the supernatural, and a heroine worth rooting for. You know the book is good when your first thought after finishing it is how long until the next one. HIGHLY recommended.
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  • Fred
    January 1, 1970
    Death And Daisies is the second book in the A Magic Garden Mystery series. Fiona Knox has been living in Scotland for a couple months and is beginning to settle into her new life. Fiona’s sister, Isla, has just finished college and has come to visit while she thinks about what to do with life. Isla’s arrival has come at the right time as Fiona is busy putting the final touches on The Climbing Rose Flower shop that will be it’s grand opening soon. A day or two before opening her nemesis Quaid Mac Death And Daisies is the second book in the A Magic Garden Mystery series. Fiona Knox has been living in Scotland for a couple months and is beginning to settle into her new life. Fiona’s sister, Isla, has just finished college and has come to visit while she thinks about what to do with life. Isla’s arrival has come at the right time as Fiona is busy putting the final touches on The Climbing Rose Flower shop that will be it’s grand opening soon. A day or two before opening her nemesis Quaid MacCullen, minister of the local parish church leaves a threatening note saying she won’t be around long and that the “evil magical garden” will be destroyed. Fiona has also been denied attending Sunday services in front of many members of the parish church.Opening day comes and traffic could have been better, but she did have a couple of wedding prospects. Plus she was pleased to see that Inspector Neil Craig took time to stop by and congratulate Fiona on her new shop. But the celebration is marred when Constable Kipling comes in and announces that a body has been pulled from the harbor and is sure it is the body of MacCallen.What with her past with MacCallen and with Inspector Craig seeing the threatening note, she is certain that she will become a person of interest and determined to learn who killed MacCallen. And she soon finds no shortage of possible suspects.I’ve read all but, maybe 2 or 3 of Flower’s books and think highly of all of them. They are well-written and well-plotted with a very interesting cast of characters. I particularly Hamish and his pal Duncan, a squirrel. Also Raj Kapoor and his twin-sister, Presha. Raj is owner and bartender at The Twisted Fox and Presha owns Presha’s Teas. They have taken instantly to Fiona and are always looking out for her without being overbearing about it. On the not-so-positive side, I felt that Isla was a little flighty and whiny for my taste.I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in this wonderful series.
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  • Diane Hernandez
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies is the perfect blend of mystery, romance and paranormal with believable characters you wish you could befriend in real life.Fiona has lived in Scotland for two months after inheriting her godfather’s house and magic garden. Why didn’t her godfather explain how to help people using the century old menhir and climbing rose in her garden that is the source of the magic? The rules are vague:1. Visit the garden as much as possible to cement your connection to it. 2. Care for the gar Death and Daisies is the perfect blend of mystery, romance and paranormal with believable characters you wish you could befriend in real life.Fiona has lived in Scotland for two months after inheriting her godfather’s house and magic garden. Why didn’t her godfather explain how to help people using the century old menhir and climbing rose in her garden that is the source of the magic? The rules are vague:1. Visit the garden as much as possible to cement your connection to it. 2. Care for the garden like any other garden. 3. Touch the stone menhir to learn what the garden wants you to know. However, you may see things you don’t want to know. Fiona’s sister, Isla, visits to help open Fiona’s flower shop. The day before the grand opening, the local minister threatens Fiona in person. The next morning Fiona finds a hostile note from the minister stuck in her door. During the grand opening, the handsome Chief Inspector Neil finds the note. When the minister is found murdered, suspicion falls on Fiona so she decides to find the killer to clear her name. Good thing her best friend in town, Cally, is also a lawyer.It is hard to explain why I like the characters so much in this book. Perhaps it is the fact that one has a red squirrel as a pet who sits on his shoulder. Or the old seaman who Fiona calls Popeye in her mind because she has forgotten his name. Everyone in the village has strange quirks that make them memorable. Realistically, it may be the difficult but enviable choice that Fiona has between two burly Scotsmen as potential beaus. As Isla tells Fiona, “You will have your own Scottish love story a la Outlander without the hassle of time travel.”Though Death and Daisies is the second entry in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone. It is highly recommended for cozy readers looking for authentic characters, an unusual setting and a good mystery. 4 stars!Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jessica Wilhoite
    January 1, 1970
    Fiona has opened her flower shop in Scotland, her sister is visiting from the states, and the village minister is dead set on her not being a part of his village. Of course when the monster ends up the victim of murder, Fiona is worried she will be at the top of the suspect list since the village knew all about her run-ins with the minister. She is out to solve the case and it isn't as easy as She thought as not and more suspects come to light. Who knew a small village minister could make so man Fiona has opened her flower shop in Scotland, her sister is visiting from the states, and the village minister is dead set on her not being a part of his village. Of course when the monster ends up the victim of murder, Fiona is worried she will be at the top of the suspect list since the village knew all about her run-ins with the minister. She is out to solve the case and it isn't as easy as She thought as not and more suspects come to light. Who knew a small village minister could make so many enemies?I really enjoyed this book. The second in a cozy series is always interesting to me because you get to see where the characters are headed, whereas in the first book we are just introduced to them. There are a lot of secrets in this book involving Uncle Ian, Fiona's parents, her sister, Isla, and a lot of people in Bellewick. I'm also super excited to see where Fiona and Inspector Craig's relationship will go as the series continues. I can't wait for book #3! 4.8 stars.I voluntarily reviewed this book on Netgalley. #netgalley #deathanddaisies #amandaflower
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies is the second book in this series by Amanda Flower.I really enjoyed this book much more than the first.Fiona is settling into her new life and is preparing for the opening of her flower shop.Her sister Isla is visiting and she definitely adds a bit of excitement to the story.When snubbed by the local minister, Fiona is outraged, not understanding why he is so against her.When murder hits the small town, Fiona ad's questions, putting her in harm's way.I enjoyed getting to know t Death and Daisies is the second book in this series by Amanda Flower.I really enjoyed this book much more than the first.Fiona is settling into her new life and is preparing for the opening of her flower shop.Her sister Isla is visiting and she definitely adds a bit of excitement to the story.When snubbed by the local minister, Fiona is outraged, not understanding why he is so against her.When murder hits the small town, Fiona ad's questions, putting her in harm's way.I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this intriguing cozy mystery. Each one brings their own unique style to the story, making it an engaging story from beginning to end.I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
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  • Maureen Timerman
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in this series, and we are still in Scotland and with Fiona, and now her sister is also here.Wow, a lot of bombshells that I never saw coming, and they made this book a compelling page-turner.Hamish is still here and you want to hug the man, and who wouldn’t want to see his pet Duncan, picturing his little cup! Loved it!Of course, there is another murder, and sadly I wasn’t unhappy as to who the victim was, but is Fiona going to be a suspect again?Loved how this book move This is the second book in this series, and we are still in Scotland and with Fiona, and now her sister is also here.Wow, a lot of bombshells that I never saw coming, and they made this book a compelling page-turner.Hamish is still here and you want to hug the man, and who wouldn’t want to see his pet Duncan, picturing his little cup! Loved it!Of course, there is another murder, and sadly I wasn’t unhappy as to who the victim was, but is Fiona going to be a suspect again?Loved how this book moved along, and we walk in Fiona’s shoes, so be careful, not everyone is how they appear.I for one want more, a very enjoyable cozy read!I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Crooked Lane Books, and was not required to give a positive review.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Fiona Knox owns a flower shop in Scotland, she also owns a “charming moorland cottage” that fronts a walled garden in the back. A magic walled garden, that is. Inherited from her godfather, along with the title of “keeper” and the duty to maintain both its magic and its secrets. Her younger sister, Isla, from their homeland in Nashville, Tennessee, is over for a last fun summer “before adulthood” and is helping run The Climbing Rose. There is a long lineage around the garden, based on a menhir Fiona Knox owns a flower shop in Scotland, she also owns a “charming moorland cottage” that fronts a walled garden in the back. A magic walled garden, that is. Inherited from her godfather, along with the title of “keeper” and the duty to maintain both its magic and its secrets. Her younger sister, Isla, from their homeland in Nashville, Tennessee, is over for a last fun summer “before adulthood” and is helping run The Climbing Rose. There is a long lineage around the garden, based on a menhir with an ancient rose climbing up and around it. A promise made and handed down through the centuries, and now tended to by Fiona. A storm on the very near horizon makes them decide to close up shop and head home to safety. Come the following afternoon, there is a body found. The local minister (and protagonist to Fiona), has washed ashore, but it is soon evident he didn’t drown at sea. Just 2 months into her residency with as many murders closely associated. The roots spread out, popping up several suspects and threats. Going against the requests of her blooming romance partner, Chief Craig, to stay out of his investigation, Fiona finds herself digging where she shouldn’t and nearly ends in her own grave. A most unlikely hero saves her and life goes on. Visions, foxes, time capsules, and revelations all blend in for a cozy stroll. A bit overwritten at first, but once introductions were made and scenes set, things got more relaxed and fun. There were a couple of snafu’s: The two “steaming plates of chicken Marsala” being brought from the kitchen twice (page 92 and again on 100) and did I miss something? Who was the accomplice?*See if you can find the Harry Potter Great Hall scene.
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  • Noriko
    January 1, 1970
    First and foremost, this is a delightful cozy-mystery with a hint of fantastical, mystical element sprinkled here and there in the book. Although I wasn’t quite sure if this fantastical element would fare well, I ended up enjoyed reading this book on the whole.There was a bit of a misgiving concerning this book being my first Amanda Flower book. I haven’t read the first book in the series, so I was a bit concerned if I would find a lot missing, but the author builds up the story very well with j First and foremost, this is a delightful cozy-mystery with a hint of fantastical, mystical element sprinkled here and there in the book. Although I wasn’t quite sure if this fantastical element would fare well, I ended up enjoyed reading this book on the whole.There was a bit of a misgiving concerning this book being my first Amanda Flower book. I haven’t read the first book in the series, so I was a bit concerned if I would find a lot missing, but the author builds up the story very well with just the perfect amount of the background to bring the new readers up to speed on what happened in the previous book, I even thought readers don’t necessarily have to pick up the first book before they read this one. It was that well-constructed and plotted, I’ll give the author credit for that.However, I would have loved to read more of the magical element from this book. In fact, it was the magical garden and the magical aspect that enchanted me and fascinated me about this book. Imagine being appointed to be the keeper of a magical garden that’s been taken care of for as long as 300 years. The heroine, Fiona Knox was passed down such an important assignment from her Godfather, and her uncle Ian watches over her even after his death in the form of… well, I won’t divulge this detail, but it was another thing that really excited me about this book. In addition to that, the mysterious vision that she is given whenever she touches the magical stone, ‘menhir’ the source of the magic in the garden… there are a lot of ingredients that make this book stand out from other cozy-mystery in my eyes.That was all the more reason why I was a bit disappointed by the slight devoid of those very elements in this book. Although they are touched upon now and then, but most of the time, this book seems to focus on other stuff like sisterly issues and the romance between the handsome inspector… I can totally understand the investigative part should be at the forefront of the plot, but still, if this book features the magical garden, I think it should be touched upon more often. It would have been more entertaining if the author incorporated that element much more than she actually did.Another of my niggling issue with this book was the culprit reveal. The tension was certainly surging leading up towards the reveal, as all the pieces fit together, but I didn’t feel as much suspense and thrills as I would have liked in the actually reveal, it slightly fell flat for me which was a bit unfortunate, but I would say I enjoyed guessing the killer along with Fiona.I’m actually in two minds about picking up the first book. All in all, I don’t feel any desperate need to do so, but another part of me is expecting to see more of such magical elements (or at least some unraveling regarding them) mentioned in the previous book and that makes me curious to read the first book.If you are looking for something different in cozies, this book might be for you. With the romance building up nicely – slow and steady, not at all insta-lovey and the writing being solid enough, this book is certainly a delight to read. Once again, I enjoyed reading this much more than I had thought.Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, Lane Books, for granting my request to read this book in exchange for my honest review. My rating: 3.5 stars.
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  • Daniele
    January 1, 1970
    DEATH AND DAISIES is the charming sophomore entry in the Magic Garden Mystery Series full of relatable characters, a wonderful setting, a solid murder mystery, and a touch of magic.When Fiona Knox inherits her godfather’s estate in Scotland, she takes the opportunity to make a fresh start, leaving her ex-fiancé and failed flower shop behind in Nashville. She learns that she is the “Keeper” of a magical garden, but she does not really know what that entails. In this installment, we find Fiona bus DEATH AND DAISIES is the charming sophomore entry in the Magic Garden Mystery Series full of relatable characters, a wonderful setting, a solid murder mystery, and a touch of magic.When Fiona Knox inherits her godfather’s estate in Scotland, she takes the opportunity to make a fresh start, leaving her ex-fiancé and failed flower shop behind in Nashville. She learns that she is the “Keeper” of a magical garden, but she does not really know what that entails. In this installment, we find Fiona busy opening her new flower shop and her younger sister Isla visiting. Fiona has high hopes for her new endeavor, but if local minister Quaid MacCullen has his way, she will surely fail. After humiliating Fiona by very publically making her unwelcome at church and reinforcing his opinion with a preopening visit to the shop and a nasty note, MacCullen is found washed up on the beach, the apparent victim of a violent storm. When it becomes clear that foul play is involved, Fiona again finds herself the prime suspect (again) and must weed through a variety of suspects to get to the truth.I really enjoy this series. The Scottish setting is delightful, and the characters are well developed and, for the most part, likable. I have not warmed up to Isla yet but do hope she grows on me since it looks like she will be a recurring character. She comes across as bratty and immature to me. Fiona is a bold protagonist, unafraid to meddle in other people’s business to ferret out secrets and truth. She discovers one secret, unrelated to the murder, which has the potential to change her world. The supporting characters add variety and are endearing. The touch of romance with DI Craig is sweet but does not overshadow the mystery.The mystery itself is strong, but I guessed whodunit very early in the book. I just did not know why he/she did it. The clues along the way make me second guess myself, but once everything is revealed, the mystery comes to a satisfying conclusion.DEATH AND DAISIES is a wonderful read, and I cannot wait to see what adventures lay ahead for Fiona and friends. I highly recommend it to any cozy mystery reader.I received and e-ARC of this title from the author/publisher and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
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  • Lesa
    January 1, 1970
    Before I frustrate blog readers by once again reviewing the second in a mystery series, I wanted to congratulate author Amanda Flower. Like other writer/librarians before her, such as Jenn McKinlay, Amanda is leaving her library job in Ohio to devote herself entirely to her writing career. Congratulations, Amanda. Flower is the author of a number of series. Death and Daisies is the second in her Magical Garden series set in Duncreigan, Scotland.When Fiona Knox inherited her godfather's cottage a Before I frustrate blog readers by once again reviewing the second in a mystery series, I wanted to congratulate author Amanda Flower. Like other writer/librarians before her, such as Jenn McKinlay, Amanda is leaving her library job in Ohio to devote herself entirely to her writing career. Congratulations, Amanda. Flower is the author of a number of series. Death and Daisies is the second in her Magical Garden series set in Duncreigan, Scotland.When Fiona Knox inherited her godfather's cottage and magic garden in Scotland in Flowers and Foul Play, she thought she'd be welcome in the village where his family, the MacAllisters, had lived for centuries. Instead, the village rector, Quaid MacCullen, refuses her admittance at the church door. He disapproves of the family and the magical garden. Then, on the eve of the opening of her new Climbing Rose Flower Shop, he threatens her.Despite the rector, the opening of the flower shop is a success. At least it's successful until the volunteer village police chief announces he found the minister's murdered body. Although Chief Inspector Neil Craig never treats her as a suspect, Fiona feels accused. She knows some villagers suspect her because she had been a suspect in another murder investigation soon after she arrived in Scotland. After losing her flower shop in the U.S., Fiona is determined not to lose another shop to rumors and suspicion. She'll turn sleuth for a second time, if she must.Flower's Death and Daisies has charming characters and an atmospheric setting. It has that setting in Scotland if you like the Scottish cozies by Paige Shelton or Molly MacRae. The characters remind me of Laura Bradford's in her Amish mysteries, characters who welcome readers back. And, of course there's the magical garden. In other words, fans of cozy mysteries might want to try Flowers and Foul Play or Death and Daisies.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    My first book by Amanda Flowers and I really enjoyed it. I do lean more towards 3.5 stars rather than 4 but rounded up. Fiona has inherited the Duncreigan property in Scotland from her godfather and has been named Keeper of the Garden. She's jumped into life in Scotland with both feet, moving from Tennessee to live on the property, care for the magical garden, and open a floral shop. While there, she finds herself attracted the the police chief and stumbling her way into two different murders. A My first book by Amanda Flowers and I really enjoyed it. I do lean more towards 3.5 stars rather than 4 but rounded up. Fiona has inherited the Duncreigan property in Scotland from her godfather and has been named Keeper of the Garden. She's jumped into life in Scotland with both feet, moving from Tennessee to live on the property, care for the magical garden, and open a floral shop. While there, she finds herself attracted the the police chief and stumbling her way into two different murders. A quick and easy read that I enjoyed for the most part. What didn't I like? Fiona. I just didn't care for her. She was obnoxiously meddlesome (I really dislike amateur detectives who are so blatantly fishing for....and expecting, people to give them information as though they are real investigators. It just put me off. I adored her sister, and Inspector Craig and Raj and his sister as well. Even the cat and of course the fox. Just not her. Regardless, the charm of the story has captured me and I look forward to the next book in the series. Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Trina (aNovelReader)
    January 1, 1970
    This cozy mystery checked all the boxes for me. It instantly grabbed my interest from the first page, has well-developed characters, is set in a quaint, small town and the writing was flawless. Even though this is the 2nd in the series, the author maintained the delicate balance of reintroducing enough from the first mystery without giving away too much for those of us who haven't read the first book.The main character, Fiona Knox, inherited a magical garden in Scotland from her Godfather. She i This cozy mystery checked all the boxes for me. It instantly grabbed my interest from the first page, has well-developed characters, is set in a quaint, small town and the writing was flawless. Even though this is the 2nd in the series, the author maintained the delicate balance of reintroducing enough from the first mystery without giving away too much for those of us who haven't read the first book.The main character, Fiona Knox, inherited a magical garden in Scotland from her Godfather. She is disliked by the local minister for her connection to the garden but she doesn't know why. As Fiona learns more about the garden and settles into life in Scotland, a murder happens. Fiona can't resist the urge to get involved even if it means putting her own life at risk. A quick read with plenty of suspects that had me guessing to the very end. *I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Laurie Garrison
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy the mystery sounding the minister’s death and Fi’s sister being added in the story brought a good hominess to Fi and I enjoyed her continued love interest with the chief inspector, they seem so great together, but I missed the whimsical elements that were in the first book surrounding the garden. You do get a few clues about the mystery of garden in this instilment but the garden was not center of the mystery as it is in the first book.All, in all, the story is very entertaining I just m I enjoy the mystery sounding the minister’s death and Fi’s sister being added in the story brought a good hominess to Fi and I enjoyed her continued love interest with the chief inspector, they seem so great together, but I missed the whimsical elements that were in the first book surrounding the garden. You do get a few clues about the mystery of garden in this instilment but the garden was not center of the mystery as it is in the first book.All, in all, the story is very entertaining I just missed reading and learning more about the garden and the magic it holds in the town and I look forward to the next installment.
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  • Emris Lindsay
    January 1, 1970
    Fiona’s new leash in life started on some weird and sour note with the death of the town’s Minister who was totally against her, he even barred her from entering the church to worship.With the impromptu arrival of her sister and her growing attraction to the sheriff, life for Fiona soon acquired a lot of sleepless nights. She is on a mission of finding the killer before someone else gets killed. An engaging and intriguing book with quite a few little twists, a lovely story, one for the must-read Fiona’s new leash in life started on some weird and sour note with the death of the town’s Minister who was totally against her, he even barred her from entering the church to worship.With the impromptu arrival of her sister and her growing attraction to the sheriff, life for Fiona soon acquired a lot of sleepless nights. She is on a mission of finding the killer before someone else gets killed. An engaging and intriguing book with quite a few little twists, a lovely story, one for the must-read pile.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower is the 2nd book in A Magic Garden Mystery series, and I When Fiona Knox's Godfather, Ian MacCallister, dies and leaves her his cottage in Edinburgh, Scotland so she moved there and became keeper of the magic garden. Fiona's sister, Isla, comes to Scotland for the summer to help open her flower shop, Climbing Rose Flower Shop. Unfortunately, parish minister,Quaid MacCullen, has made it clear he does not like Fiona or her uncle. When the minister is murdered, Fio Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower is the 2nd book in A Magic Garden Mystery series, and I When Fiona Knox's Godfather, Ian MacCallister, dies and leaves her his cottage in Edinburgh, Scotland so she moved there and became keeper of the magic garden. Fiona's sister, Isla, comes to Scotland for the summer to help open her flower shop, Climbing Rose Flower Shop. Unfortunately, parish minister,Quaid MacCullen, has made it clear he does not like Fiona or her uncle. When the minister is murdered, Fiona must find the real killer before she is arrested. Amanda Flowers is such a great author, I love all her series and can't wait for the next book to come out. There are twists and turns around every corner. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters. If you love fun cozy mysteries, I strongly recommend this book. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review
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  • Julie Graves
    January 1, 1970
    Fiona Knox is trying to get her flower shop up and running, but it is hard to do when a murder has occurred and once again Fiona is a suspect. It doesn't take long in the small village for the news to get out. Fiona is determined to clear her name. Will her magic garden be able to help her or will the visions that it reveal to her come true?Not only does Fiona have a murder to solve, but she also has a sister who needs taking care of, a new shop to run, an attraction for the Chief Inspector to e Fiona Knox is trying to get her flower shop up and running, but it is hard to do when a murder has occurred and once again Fiona is a suspect. It doesn't take long in the small village for the news to get out. Fiona is determined to clear her name. Will her magic garden be able to help her or will the visions that it reveal to her come true?Not only does Fiona have a murder to solve, but she also has a sister who needs taking care of, a new shop to run, an attraction for the Chief Inspector to explore, and other small-town endeavors to be a part of.As with any of this author's books I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the mystery, and the animals that have personalities of their own. Death and Daisies caused me to chuckle, gasp and turn the pages faster in order to find out how it all turns out. I'm becoming quite a fan of cozy mysteries and definitely recommend the Magic Garden series(Death and Daisies is book 2).
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  • Gloria
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies is the second book in the Magic Garden Mystery series and is a continuation of the story of Fiona Knox's new life in Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She inherited her godfather, Ian MacCallister's cottage, Duncreigan, along with a walled garden that is magical. If the assigned keeper of the garden dies, so does the garden. When Fiona went to the cottage in the first book, the garden, which had died when Ian died, came back to life. Fiona made the move to Scotland from Nashv Death and Daisies is the second book in the Magic Garden Mystery series and is a continuation of the story of Fiona Knox's new life in Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She inherited her godfather, Ian MacCallister's cottage, Duncreigan, along with a walled garden that is magical. If the assigned keeper of the garden dies, so does the garden. When Fiona went to the cottage in the first book, the garden, which had died when Ian died, came back to life. Fiona made the move to Scotland from Nashville after her fiance' left her for the cake decorator for their wedding. She is using her Uncle Ian's money that he left her to open the Climbing Rose Flower Shop. Now, her younger sister, Isla, a recent college graduate, is staying with her while she is considers her next move and is helping Fiona out in the flower shop. Minister Quaid MacCullen of the Presbyterian church doesn't like the MacCallister family, including Duncreigan, the magical garden and Fiona. In fact, he ran her off as she tried to attend church. When he was mysteriously murdered, Fiona gets involved in trying to find his killer to prove that she wasn't responsible. Everyone in the small village knows how the minister felt about the Fiona and her home. Chief Inspector Neil Craig, whom we met in the first book, is quite fond of Fiona and encourages her to stay out of the investigation to remain safe. But for different reasons, she can't stay out of it. Things heat up when she gets threatening notes and verbal threats. There is a cast of possible suspects to chose from-locals who have been in trouble before and some underlying tension among church members. This is a good addition to the series with returning characters and an action packed plot filled with danger, suspense, a little romance and some surprise in store for Fiona.I received a complimentary ARC from Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley. The thoughts and opinions stated are mine only.
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  • Kristi
    January 1, 1970
    I never tire of reading cozy mysteries by Amanda Flower. She combines a murder mystery with just the right bit of wit and charm that makes her stories such fun reads. Death and Daisies take readers back to Scotland for the second installment of the Magic Garden Mystery series. One of my favorite aspects of the story was the fact I got to know the characters better. Many are introduced in the first book but we really get to know them in this book. Raj and his sister, Presha, become almost like fa I never tire of reading cozy mysteries by Amanda Flower. She combines a murder mystery with just the right bit of wit and charm that makes her stories such fun reads. Death and Daisies take readers back to Scotland for the second installment of the Magic Garden Mystery series. One of my favorite aspects of the story was the fact I got to know the characters better. Many are introduced in the first book but we really get to know them in this book. Raj and his sister, Presha, become almost like family to Fiona. And speaking of family, Isla, Fiona's sister is over for a visit. The two don't always see eye to eye but it is clear they care for each other and it was nice to read of their sisterly bond. And no Amanda Flower book would be complete without a four-legged creature of some sort so it was nice to see Ivanhoe the cat make a return appearance.As to the mystery part of the book, well, I can never figure out who the murderer is until the reveal. The author gives many possibilities but never gives enough clues to spoil the mystery. This, along with her descriptions, makes the book a fun and quick read.This book could be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading the series in order just to get to know the characters. Fans of cozy mysteries will surely love this latest book from Amanda Flower as it's everything one would expect from the genre. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.
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  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    Death and Daisies by Amanda Flowers is the second book in the Magic Garden cozy mysteries that is set in a small village in Scotland. Fiona Knox has inherited her godfather;s cottage with a magical walled garden. After moving from Tennessee to Scotland, she is preparing for the opening of her village florist shop. Her younger sister Isla arrives unexpectedly to live with her. Then on the opening day of her shop, the parish minister is found murdered on the nearby beach. Fiona is considered a sus Death and Daisies by Amanda Flowers is the second book in the Magic Garden cozy mysteries that is set in a small village in Scotland. Fiona Knox has inherited her godfather;s cottage with a magical walled garden. After moving from Tennessee to Scotland, she is preparing for the opening of her village florist shop. Her younger sister Isla arrives unexpectedly to live with her. Then on the opening day of her shop, the parish minister is found murdered on the nearby beach. Fiona is considered a suspect in the murder since Minister MacCullen has been very vocal about wanting Fiona to leave the village and Scotland.Will Fiona be able to clear her name with the help of handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig? Is romance in their future? Why is Isla acting so strangely? What additional magic will be revealed in the secret garden? This book has murder, mystery, romance and magic. The magic is a subtle theme that doesn’t overpower the mystery plot. Death and Daisies is another winning cozy for Amanda Flowers.I received an advanced reader’s copy from Net Galley in return for an honest review.
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  • Book
    January 1, 1970
    Fiona Knox is finally opening her new flower shop, the Climbing Rose in Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, and has invited the whole village to celebrate. A newcomer to Scotland, Fiona inherited Duncreigan, her godfather’s estate, along with becoming the secret Keeper of the Magic Garden. Unfortunately, Fiona finds herself in the crosshairs for the murder of Minister Quaid MacCullen, local parish rector, who earlier refused to allow her attend Sunday service at his church. It doesn’t help that Chief Insp Fiona Knox is finally opening her new flower shop, the Climbing Rose in Bellewick, Aberdeenshire, and has invited the whole village to celebrate. A newcomer to Scotland, Fiona inherited Duncreigan, her godfather’s estate, along with becoming the secret Keeper of the Magic Garden. Unfortunately, Fiona finds herself in the crosshairs for the murder of Minister Quaid MacCullen, local parish rector, who earlier refused to allow her attend Sunday service at his church. It doesn’t help that Chief Inspector Neil Craig finds a threatening note from MacCullen just moments before news of minister’s death breaks up the flower shop’s opening. Fiona’s sister Isla is visiting and adds to the distractions and red herrings that divert the reader’s attention.Amanda Flower plots wonderfully complex mysteries with a touch of magic, relatable characters, authentic dialogue and a pace that maintains comfortable suspense. Ms. Flower’s two series, Magic Garden Mysteries and Magical Bookshop Mysteries, offer imaginative and enchanting stories for the discerning reader.
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