Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

A Dirty Business Mystery

Book - 2008
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Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest---but she's not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark.
            Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula's friends is arrested for the crime.
            Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312369675
0312369670
9780312943721
0312943725

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merlinsilver
Nov 07, 2016

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lordkathy
Aug 28, 2008

this is rosemary harris's first novel & i really enjoyed it!! if you like to garden, like the east coast & a heroine who is fun, go for it!! well done for a first novel.

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Campbell
Jul 29, 2008

A fairly lighthearted murder mystery. The main character is pretty much someone just like you or me, except perhaps her obsession with her weight and fitness level. That is an unfortunate part of the book, but the rest is engaging. The characters are just quirky enough to be enjoyable.

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ljstoodley
Jul 06, 2008

This was a very enjoyable book. Lots of humor. I like that in a mystery. I really enjoyed it and hope the author will have more in this series.

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Lexicon_ Jun 29, 2011

Lexicon_ thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Campbell
Jul 29, 2008

Campbell thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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ljstoodley
Jul 06, 2008

ljstoodley thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Lexicon_ Jun 29, 2011

The character Paula Holliday aptly summarizes the book herself at the beginning of the novel: "I'm fine. I'm like one of those utility workers who accidentally uncovers ancient burial grounds. The cops'll do their thing, and eventually I'll get back to work."

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Campbell
Jul 29, 2008

Paula Holliday is a new gardener in a new town who takes on a job that could get her business up and running in fast order. Her first day on the job finds her discovering a body, and the sleuthing begins.

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Lexicon_ Jun 29, 2011

Sexual Content: Frequent sexual innuendos

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