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Booklist - October 15, 2012
Planned for months, librarian Karen Nash’s vacation to London
doesn’t even start as it should. She is packed and waiting for the
taxi when her travelling companion, boyfriend Dave, calls to cancel.
She goes anyway, only to find Dave and his new girlfriend on the
same plane. Once in London, she checks into the originally booked
bed-and-breakfast, where the other guests are in town for the flower
show. That night Karen goes to the local pub with the B&B owner and
drunkenly tells a stranger, Guy, about being dumped by Dave and how
she “could just kill him.” Later that night, unable to sleep, she
goes to the sitting room, only to find another guest dead. It’s
ruled an accidental death, but enmities and past connections among
the other guests cause some doubts in Karen’s mind. Meanwhile, a
cryptic message from Guy makes her wonder if he took her words too
literally. This engaging cozy has it all—English bookshops, flower
shows, dotty sisters, plenty of surprises—along with an engaging
premise for a continuing series.
-- Karen Muller