I hope that your summer is starting well. For the the first time in a few years I got to enjoy my spring garden in all its glory - rhodys, azaleas, mountain laurels, pieris, spirea, dogwoods, leucothoe and my leatherleaf viburnums, which after nine years finally bloomed. (They must have known they were headed for the wood chipper if I didn't see some action this year!)
The real highlight of my spring was my trip to Highclere Castle aka the castle in Downton Abbey. I am an unapologetic Downton Abbey addict and my husband surprised me with tickets which were a little tough to get! Pictures on my facebook page.
I've been busy writing my next book which is a standalone and not part of the Paula Holliday/Dirty Business series. In the meantime there is a FREE Dirty Business short story available on my website (www.rosemaryharris.com) It's a prequel to Pushing Up Daisies and features Babe Chinnery before she owned The Paradise Diner.
I also wanted to let you know that my latest book,
Slugfest, The Flower Show Murders ($8.99 http://tinyurl.com/6mdovca )
is now available as a trade paperback through Amazon.
The Flower Show Murders
When Paula agrees to act as exhibit manager at a legendary flower show, she's expecting a laid-back 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 identity - and his murder. That's when the garden gloves come off and this flower show turns into a real Slugfest!
Slugfest has been called "Hilarious" Kirkus Reviews and "sharp and funny..an absolute treat. 4.5 Stars!" RT Book Reviews and it joins the three other titles in my Dirty Business mystery series, Pushing Up Daisies, The Big Dirt Nap and Dead Head all available through Amazon and most available through your local bookseller.
Praise for the books by Rosemary Harris
"Dead Head may be the perfect book for summer." NPR
"An absolute must-read for cozy lovers..." Julia Spencer Fleming, award-winning author of One Was a Soldier
"Sophisticated mix of comedy, romance and murder." Connecticut Post
"Think Diane Mott Davidson's Goldy Schulz or Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper." Omaha World-Herald
"Quirky, original and captivating" Carolyn Hart, award-winning author of Dead By Midnight
"Fast, smart and laugh out loud funny." Harley Jane Kozak, award-winning author of Dating Dead Men