Book Reviews of Death of a Garden Pest (Louise Eldritch, Bk 2)

Death of a Garden Pest (Louise Eldritch, Bk 2)
Death of a Garden Pest - Louise Eldritch, Bk 2
Author: Ann Ripley
ISBN-13: 9780553577303
ISBN-10: 0553577301
Publication Date: 6/2/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Crimeline
Book Type: Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly: "While recovering from wounds she suffered in "Mulch", Louise Eldridge, gardener and wife of a CIA agent, is asked by the Northern Virginia public television station to help host an organic gardening show. Once she accepts, she discovers herself in a behind-the-media-scenes world of backbiting and jealousy. Despite the wholehearted support of the show's producer, Louise is upstaged by her cohost, John Batchelder, who keeps giving himself extra lines, while Madeleine Doering, whose place in the series Louise has taken, proves a vocal, ungracious competitor. When Madeleine dies from an injection of pesticide recently discussed on the show, Louise becomes prime suspect. As her family pitches in to help prove her innocence, they gradually realize that many?from the shallow co-host to the encouraging producer?had reason to want Madeleine dead. Ripley tells her gripping tale in engaging, down-to-earth prose, interjecting bits of gardening advice, as scripts for the show, throughout. In the end, Louise uses her horticultural knowledge to finger the killer and earns the respect of many, even that of the president."
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Excellent gardening murder mystery
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Too slow and way too long and way, way too predictable.
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Better than I expected. For gardners , a great read. Really gets into the nitty gritty of sleuthing and gardening.