By Heather Webber
There is a serpent free in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's enterprise, Taken all at once -- a landscaping enterprise focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the single factor in her lifestyles that looks thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading difficulty round like smelly manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly helpful set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant previous guy who first brought her to the fun of horticulture is lifeless -- and never by way of typical explanations. whatever evil has taken root in Nina's Ohio small city, and the neighborhood police -- together with dearly unbeloved Kev -- are baffled. yet it truly is striking what a imaginitive gardener can dig up while she places her brain to it -- even though, through sticking her palms too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may perhaps good turn out planted underneath her personal petunias.
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Mamma loves ﬂowers. ” Her cell phone rang, and she scurried away to answer it. Kit lumbered over, all six-foot-ﬁve, 250 well-muscled pounds of him. “Hey, boss. ” he asked, though by the glint in his eye he knew darn well why I was there. I hedged. ” A smile curled up one corner of his mouth. ” I pulled him aside. Thankfully, he went willingly or I wouldn’t have been able to budge him. ” His eyes narrowed. Long ago he’d had them lined with black ink. He looked scarier than a pit full of vipers, but it was all for show.
After everything . ” “I can too, I suppose. ” Oh, I knew. But I didn’t think she needed to hear about my problems right now. ” My gaze zipped to her stomach. ” I said in shock. Already her stomach protruded right below her breasts. My secretary Tam was six months pregnant and barely showing. She threw a napkin at me. “I don’t care if I gain a hundred pounds. ” “And you should. You look wonderful. ” Bridget’s dad was Polish through and through, but her mother was a mix of Swedish and Norwegian. As a result, Bridget was a tall, big-boned girl with the most delicate, ﬁnest, beautiful features you could ever imagine.
Didn’t I already have this conversation this morning? “Look, Nina, about what happened, with the boxers . ” Shaking my head, I held up the plunger, stopping him. I didn’t want to hear it. It was too much for me to handle right now. “I think you should go. ” “This is still my house too, Nina. ” I said softly. Too softly. When my voice dropped that low, it was a sign of danger, and he knew it. Kevin snapped his mouth closed. ” He started for the door. I followed him to make sure he really went.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries) by Heather Webber