Death in the Orchid Garden (Gardening Mysteries)
Title: Death in the Orchid Garden (Gardening Mysteries)
Author: Ann Ripley
Filming her public television garden show in Hawaii, Louise Eldridge has a date with murder when she discovers the body of an arrogant botanist and must weed through a wealth of suspects to catch a killer.
Louise Eldridge is taking her public television garden show on the road—to Hawaii! But the tropical paradise isn’t so idyllic once murder makes an unexpected appearance… Lush with hibiscus, ficus, plumeria, and monkeypod trees, the island of Kauai is the perfect place for Louise to film a few episodes of Gardening with Nature. After their shoot at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Louise unwinds with a sunset walk on the beach. But at the base of a cliff, she makes a grisly discovery: the battered body of Matthew Flynn, a noted botanist. Her attempts to save his life are fruitless, and—after seeing his injuries firsthand—Louise is convinced that his death was no accident.