Discussion Forums - Mystery & Thrillers

Topic: Flower Shop Mysteries

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Flower Shop Mysteries
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
Posts: 3,201
Back To Top

I am enjoying this series immensely! Anyone else?

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
Posts: 427
Back To Top


Are these the Leann Sweeney books or the Kate Collins books?

I have a few of the Kate Collins series in my TBR but I have only been able to find the second one of the Leann Sweeney Series. I like to get at least the first 2 or 3 in a series before I start them.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 11:17 PM ET
Member Since: 11/29/2005
Posts: 953
Back To Top

I have the first one in my tbr pile upon a recommendation from one of my friends. Here is the rest of the list by Kate Collins.

Flower Shop Mystery
1. Mum's the Word (2004)
2. Slay It With Flowers (2005)
3. Dearly Depotted (2005)
4. Snipped in the Bud (2006)
5. Acts Of Violets (2007)
6. A Rose from the Dead (2007)
7. Shoots to Kill (2008)

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 5:15 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
Posts: 13,223
Back To Top

I LOVE this series. They are so cute and I've become rather attached to the characters.  The only two I haven't read are Acts of Violets and A Rose from the Dead. I have them both -just haven't gotten there yet!

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 8:23 AM ET
Member Since: 11/29/2005
Posts: 953
Back To Top

Hi Susan!!

Haven't talked to you in awhile. Hope you are well. :)

Maybe I'll read the first one as my next mystery. I love plants and flowers so that was part of my attraction to this series too. Great to hear you liked them so much since we have similar tastes.

Date Posted: 5/2/2008 9:16 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2006
Posts: 791
Back To Top

You know-I didn't really care for the first one but  I REALLY liked teh second one.I have the third on my TBR shelf:)


Date Posted: 5/2/2008 5:59 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2005
Posts: 5,238
Back To Top

This is my favorite cozy series!   They're funny and kind of chick litty.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
Posts: 3,201
Back To Top

I just started Acts of Violets. I also have Rose from the Dead sitting here waiting....

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 11:24 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

gosh I guess I"m in the minority..the main character gets on my  nerves :-( the mystery itself ws good though(I've read the first 2) but I get tired of her putting people down, esp her mom, and using the men to get information..of course i might've been in the wrong mood when I read them! but I loved victoria laurie's..could hardly put those down and I don't usually go for the psychic stuff...

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:03 AM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
Posts: 106
Back To Top

I do enjoy the Flower Shop series.  I'm waiting for A Rose From the Dead!

Date Posted: 6/17/2008 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2008
Posts: 10
Back To Top

I just finished the first one and started immediately on the second.  I really enjoyed it. 

Date Posted: 6/19/2008 2:26 AM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
Posts: 11,985
Back To Top

Book 7 - Shoots to Kill comes out in August

Book 8 - Evil in Carnations is now in the system and is due out Feb 2009

Date Posted: 6/19/2008 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2005
Posts: 12,167
Back To Top

Thanks, Lori!

Date Posted: 6/20/2008 7:05 AM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
Posts: 15,690
Back To Top

I didn't like them either, Susanna. I didn't find the mystery too good and it upset me that everybody decided to kill somebody one after the other so the heroine could have a mystery to solve. I don't think even two months passed and they had 2 or 3 killings in the town!

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 4:12 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
Posts: 1,181
Back To Top

I am reading A Rose from the Dead right now and am enjoying it. The books are a fun, quick read, which is good because I generally read as I'm shuttling my kids here and there and waiting for them, or as I'm drifting off to sleep. The stories are fairly fun, but I do wish they were spaced out more. Books 1-4  happened within a very short time span.  While some of the characters are very STOCK, I don't expect a whole lot out of series mysteries. That's what makes them the fun, predictable quick read that they are.  I'm actually looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out in August (Shoots to Kill). I'll probably end up buying it because I don't want to wait too long to get it, but who knows. If if goes up on this site, maybe I'll add it to my wish list.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 8:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2006
Posts: 6
Back To Top

I read the first five. They were OK but didn't really do much for me. I'll eventually read the rest, but I'm in no hurry to do so.

Date Posted: 7/19/2008 9:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
Posts: 5,526
Back To Top

I have enjoyed them and have the last one (I think it is the last one, from late last year) in my TBR pile