By Heather Webber
There is a serpent free in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's company, Taken abruptly -- a landscaping company focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the single factor in her lifestyles that appears thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading hassle round like stinky manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly helpful set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant outdated guy who first brought her to the thrill of horticulture is lifeless -- and never via typical explanations.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 is striking what a imaginative 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 well good turn out planted underneath her personal petunias.
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We passed it on to the police when it happened. ” “Not that I know of. ” I pressed on, being my usual nosy self. ” A Hoe Lot of Trouble 43 “Threatening phone calls in the middle of the night, death threats in the mail, and someone started a ﬁre in the west ﬁeld. ” Because it sure as hell didn’t make sense to me. ” I remembered Sandowski’s Farm quite well. It was nothing to brag about. Multiple acres of ﬁelds and crops. Mostly corn and some soy if I recalled correctly. They had a few cows, some sheep, and oodles of chickens.
Who knew what lurked beneath all the junk on the ﬂoor? Sure enough, the tank to the right of his bed was empty. A part of me had hoped Riley made up the story of Xena’s escape so I’d stay out of his room, knowing I’d be curious about that magazine. Unfortunately, he’d underestimated my nosiness. And my ability to appropriately equip myself. Using the hockey stick to clear a path, I crept to the bed. I lifted the pillow. Nothing. Maybe he took it with him, I reasoned. Maybe not, my inner voice said.
With my business as a cover, I can nose into things without being obvious. ” Who was this person talking? I was too hyped up to linger on the fact that Kevin and I weren’t exactly on speaking terms. Bridget’s knuckles had gone white, her ﬁsts were clenched so tightly. ” Her hair swooshed as she shook her head. “No. ” “Just let me try. ” “I’ll be careful. ” Tears ﬁlled her eyes. “I really don’t want you to get involved, Nina. ” I reached out and clasped her hand. ” She sighed. “I don’t know . ” “Just let me talk to Tim’s mom.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries) by Heather Webber