Book Reviews of Mum's the Word (Flower Shop, Bk 1)

Mum's the Word (Flower Shop, Bk 1)
Mum's the Word - Flower Shop, Bk 1
Author: Kate Collins
ISBN-13: 9780451213501
ISBN-10: 0451213505
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 283
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 322 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Cute mystery loaded with interesting people. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny. After reading this one, you'll want to continue on with the next book in the series.
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Helpful Score: 7
Cute mystery/detective story. Abby has a lot of guts to go through what she goes through. It's nice to see someone stick to their guns and not get intimidated! Fun read.
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Helpful Score: 5
1st in flower shop mysteries. Enjoyed. Nice cozy read. Looking forward to the series.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellent 1st in a series. Fun characters, good read. Will read others to watch the characters develop. Love the cat Simon and the love interest Marco is hunky.
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Helpful Score: 3
An engaging first book in the series with an interesting cast of characters. Abby gets herself in a " thorny" predicament when she meddles in a recent murder and it takes some pape-turning action to get herself out of it. I would highly recommend this book and I will be looking for the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great first book.
Easy to get to know the people in the book..and become a new favorite series before the end of the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
As fresh as a daisy with a bouquet of irresistible characters.-Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job Mysteries

"I don't meddle, honest! But can I help it if my nose for injustice is as keen as my green thumb? Now I, Abby Knight, law school dropout, am the proud new owner of Bloomers, my hometown flower shop. I'm devoted to making my business grow, but I'm no shrinking violet if someone needs my help to right a wrong-even if that person is already dead..."
An engaging debut with a spirited sleuth, quirky sidekicks, and page-turning actions-Nancy J. Cohen, author of Bad Hair Day Mysteries.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first in a cozy series with a lot of rsves. I enjoyed it and will read more.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Don't be mislead by the cutesy cover designs, because the story between the covers is not cutesy. It is a well written, well developed mystery that keeps a reader involved and turning pages like mad. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny and parts cause breath-holding suspense. I'm glad there are a number of books in this series, because I couldn't bear to stop at just one!
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Loved the characters and the setting. Enjoyed the visual imagery and the adventure! Highly recommend!
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A mediocre rendering of a too-obvious mystery. Simon the cat was a hugely redeeming character.
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A promising start to this series.
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I just love this series. This is the first in the series and of course the first one should be read first.
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Fast Paced and very enjoyable
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Fun, easy read.
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First in the series. I loved it!! Abby's owns a flower shop and gets involved in a mystery (after her car is hit and a dead body is found around the corner). She gets help from Marco - ex-cop, now PI and owns the bar down the street. This was a fun and enjoyable book. I look forward to reading more in this series.
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Great book, can't wait to read another one.
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I really enjoyed this book, despite the heroine's occassional Too-Stupid-Too-Live moment. Good mystery with interesting characters. I will definitely continue with the next book and hope the heroine gets smarter. But even if she doesn't, the supporting characters are great enough to keep coming back.
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I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down! Even when you thought you had it all figured out you ended up being a bit surprised. I did figure it out completely before the final chapter, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. This is a true cozy with no extreme violence, but enough going on so you aren't bored to tears. Very well done!
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Fun, easy book to read. The characters all have their quirks, which make the book more entertaining. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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A good read. Funny stubborn Abby up to her neck in problems.
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Picked this book up on a whim and glad that I did. Cute, fun and looking forward to the rest of the series.
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This book was a fun, easy read. While I did enjoy the story, I felt the writing could have been a bit better. It wasn't bad, but I felt like it was maybe badly edited or written immaturely. It is also the authors first book in the series, so who knows. Not to say I won't read the rest of them, they are entertaining and if you are an avid reader, you can get through it in a few days.
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The first in a series. Abby is a florist who ends up in the middle suspicious activities that take a turn for the dangerous while she tries to get to the bottom of it.
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A great start to a new series. It reminds me of Stephanie Plum just a little bit. Enjoyed it a lot.
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Fun, average mystery.
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Fun new cozy mystery series. First in the series, the slueth is a florist.
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First in the Abby Knight series. Abby, proud owner of Bloomers,gets caught in a tangled mess. good series
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Introducing Abby Knight, the owner of Bloomers, a florist shop. Good cozy mystery.
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I LOVED this book! I wanted my mom to read it but she so so far behind on all of the books she has gotten, that she'll take forever!! Hopefully I'll be able to find another one in this series, because it was a fun, quick read.
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A great cozy!
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Another great cozy read from Collins!!! Liked it as much as I did the others!
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First in a fun series.
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love this series! read it backwards though, so this is the first novel. Unusual in that all 3 (or is it 4?) of the series occur over a couple month period. Great characters..makes me want to buy a floral arrangement from her!
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I really liked this book. I think for a first-in-series, it does very well introducing the characters and setting, and by the end of the book, I was ready to pick up the next one!
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A very good read. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Fun read for book 1 in this series. I loved the way she began and ended this book..."Most people hate Mondays.

Not me. I see them as portals to untold prospects, gateways to golden opportunities, pristine canvases awaiting bold splashes of color."

Good book to start your week with! Enjoy!
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I really enjoyed this first Flower Shop mystery. Very likable characters and a fun setting. I'm ready to read the next one.
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A lite modern mystery (1st in series) with a likeable set of characters.
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This is a good mystery, I enjoyed reading it.
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This is the first in the Flower Shop Mysteries. I plan to read them all.

From Fantastic Fiction.com:
Abby Knight is the proud owner of her hometown flower shop, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits-and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. She's determined to track down the driver, but when the trail turns deadly, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.
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A great cozy mystery by Kate Collins about the owner of Bloomers, a flower shop, and her habit of following up on a crime scene when her yellow Corvette is backed into by someone "getting away fast" from a murder scene!
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Great first book for a series. i couldn't put it down.
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First in a series...an entertaining mystery!
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First in the series... can't wait to read the next ones
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Fun book for a first in a series and I will definitely read the next! The characters are quirky and make me laugh! Simon, the cat -- well you have to be a cat owner to understand how true to form he is! The books remind me a little of the Janet Evanovich number books and I am glad to find another author I can read to get a fast fix of fun and mayhem with a little dose of hunkiness mixed in (aka Marco!) When I found this series at Half Price books I only picked up a couple of the books to be sure I liked them so I have already found the rest on PBS so am looking forward to reading the entire series.
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First in the series. I want to read more.
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fun reading...easy reading....but not Evanovich
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Cute, campy, cozy mystery. Abby is a law school drop out now flower shop owner and self proclaimed black sheep of her family. She has aa 'problem' with meddling in other people's personal problems and tends to get herself in hot water. This time is no exception. While parking her car she thinks she witnesses a murderer escape a crime. Chaos ensues. Fun characters. Fun romance possibility. Light mystery with plenty of stuff going on to keep you interested. If you like Bubbles you'll like Abby.
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I loved this book.it had great twist, humor and everything I love in a book...Now I am hooked and already for book number 4 in this series...
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Title: Mum's the Word
Author: Kate Collins
ISBN: 0451213505/Signet
Protagonist: Abby Knight, owner of Bloomers, a flower shop
Setting: present-day; New Chapel, a small northwest Indiana college town
Series: #1 Flower Shop Mysteries
Rating: DNF

First Line: Most people hate Mondays.

Abby Knight, daughter of an ex-cop and a social-climbing mother, has flunked out of law school and invested the rest of her savings in a flower shop called Bloomers in her hometown in northwestern Indiana. Bright one Monday morning, she travels to work in her beloved 1960 banana yellow Corvette and parks it within view of Bloomers. Seconds later, a man runs out of an alley, jumps into his SUV, fires it up and rams right into the front end of Abby's 'vette. Shortly after that, she learns that a young man was murdered in an apartment down the same alley the man came running out. "I saw the murderer!" Abby shouts. (Hey, it can happen. My mother saw bank robbers changing cars in a parking lot across the street from the feed store where she was working once.) Abby goes to the police and is less than satisfied with their response. This being one of those cozy mysteries, you know that she's not going to be able to keep out of the investigation.

I thought I was in the mood for a cozy. Evidently it wasn't this one. By page 69 when I learned where the murder victim worked, I had it all figured out. Since none of the characters were grabbing me at the time, I flipped to the end of the book to see if my powers of deduction were still intact. They are. Abby may be right down someone else's alley, but she wasn't in mine.
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1st book in theflower shop mystery series
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So maybe Abby's life isn't the bed of roses she was hoping it would be. She adores her job, but a new low-cost competitor is killing her profits
and a black SUV just rammed her vintage Corvette in a hit-and-run. Determined to track down the driver, she accepts the help of hunky ex-cop Marco Salvare. But their budding relationship is threatened when the trail turns deadly. Now Abby is caught in a tangle of menacing phone calls, police corruption, and murderous road rage. If she's not careful, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral....