PUSHING UP DAISIES
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.
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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!
"...it's fun...from swanky... bars to Korean groceries to the Big Apple Flower Show.. she deals with the eccentric cast ... and.. crime. Harris' writing is sharp and funny. Slugfest is an absolute treat."--(4 ½ stars)
RT Book Reviews
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THE BITCHES OF BROOKLYN
Are they really bitches?
That depends who you ask...
Four friends from Brooklyn await the arrival of a fifth at a Cape Cod bungalow where they spend an all-girls weekend each summer. But the fifth woman doesn't show. Instead she sends a note that reads -
"I've run off with one of your men."
And when the weekend is over, these babes want answers...
Fast, funny and filled with Harris' trademark snappy dialogue and quirky characters forced to reevaluate their friendships, their marriages and their memories.
"Funny, a little wise-crackly, but at it's heart a book about friends, loyalty, marriage and memories. Rosemary Harris is a GEM of a writer!"
—Joanne Fluke, NYTimes best-selling author of the Hannah Swenson series
"I love this book. Smart, sassy and sophisticated, The Bitches of Brooklyn is the best female buddy book yet. I dare you to put it down."
—Elaine Viets best-selling author of Catnapped!
DEATH OF A SONGBIRD
Meet Babe Chinnery in Death of a Songbird
Take a trip back to 1985, long before Babe owned the Paradise Diner and years before she meets Paula Holliday in the Agatha and Anthony Award-nominated Pushing Up Daisies.
Death of a Songbird introduces Wanda Chinnery, member of a successful rock band and unofficial leader of their back-up group, the Songbirds. When one of the other Songbirds dies suddenly, Babe and a roadie head off on his Harley to find the victim's family and they learn that none of them ever really knew the girl at all. This time Babe is the sleuth!
(A short story previously released as "Growing Up is for Losers.")
"Pour yourself a glass of wine and get to know Jane Monaghan and her Brooklyn gal pals--the Blackbirds' snarky soul sisters. Beaches and bonding could be the basis of any group of friends, but betrayal isn't usually part of the supportive girlfriend package. Has one of them done the unthinkable? The self-dubbed Bitches of Brooklyn set out on an journey of discovery full of smart, hipster fun while sharing the struggles of family, career and of course, love---"
—Nancy Martin, bestselling author of The Blackbird Sisters Mystery series
"Fast, funny dialogue, clever description and a good mystery make Harris' latest a very strong, entertaining cozy. With excitement and a surprise ending, this one's a winner. Four stars!"
—Romantic Times Magazine
"Rosemary Harris has quickly become a favorite among mystery fans..solid mysteries with great characters, quirky and fun with great plotting. Wonderful dialogue...Harris is a rising star and should be on everyone's bookshelves."
"A clever mystery...fast-paced and engaging."
"I'm so happy I discovered you..I love, love, love your heroine Paula..she's gutsy and knows how to handle herself."
—Maria, bookseller, Books & Company, Dayton, OH
"a sophisticated mix of comedy, romance and murder could give Harris a wide readership.."