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Slugfest: A Dirty Business Mystery (Dirty Business Mysteries)

Slugfest: A Dirty Business Mystery (Dirty Business Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312569963

Title: Slugfest: A Dirty Business Mystery (Dirty Business Mysteries)

Author: Rosemary Harris

KDL Description:

MYS HARRIS

When Paula Holliday agrees to act as exhibit manager for a reclusive artist she’s expecting a laidback weekend. She doesn’t expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, and homicide. Then an overeager attendee is found floating in the river and Paula realizes she accidentally holds a clue to his murder!

Amazon Description:

Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated Rosemary Harris is back with her fourth Dirty Business mystery, Slugfest, set at a legendary Northeast flower show where more than the plants are dying.

When Paula Holliday agrees to act as exhibit manager for a reclusive artist she’s expecting a laidback weekend picking up gardening tips. She doesn’t expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, homicide, and something called The Javits Curse. Then an overeager attendee is found floating in the river and Paula realizes she accidentally holds a clue to his murder—that’s when the garden gloves come off and this flower show turns into a real Slugfest!

      This time out Paula is joined by a colorful cast that includes Rolanda “Fort” Knox, a no-nonsense security guard; Guy Anzalone, Brooklyn’s Tumbled Stone King; Jamal Harrington, a high school kid with a black belt and a green thumb; JC Kaufman, a feisty lady who hates leaving home without her weapon of choice; and a slick marketing guy hawking the hottest new product at the show, a foolproof pest repellant that people are dying to get their hands on. 

            With limited means and her ragtag crew, Paula must solve her toughest mystery yet and root out a killer before she finds herself pushing up daisies.