By Heather Webber
There is a serpent unfastened in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's company, Taken without warning -- a landscaping company focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the one factor in her existence that looks thriving. Her marriage to adulterous police detective Kevin Quinn has wilted. Her delinquent stepson Riley is spreading hassle round like smelly manure. Even her gardening instruments are disappearing, together with a slightly precious set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant outdated guy who first brought her to the thrill of horticulture is lifeless -- and never through usual motives. 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 notable what a imaginitive gardener can dig up while she places her brain to it -- although, by way of sticking her arms too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may well good prove planted underneath her personal petunias.
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I shuddered at the memory. Mrs. Krauss’s evil personality lurked behind a benevolent Mrs. Claus (as in Santa’s wife) kind of face. The “Brickhouse” came from her shape. Not an hourglass to be seen—Mrs. Krauss had been a thick rectangle with hands, feet, and face sticking out. Sort of like a female German Spongebob with spiky white hair. 32 Heather Webber We’d never gotten along. It was only because of Mrs. Krauss’s daughter, Claudia, that TBS was doing this “mini” in the ﬁrst place. As I’ve mentioned, I’m a sucker for a sob story, and Claudia had a doozy.
Yeah,” he said, folding his massive arms across his chest. ” I rolled my eyes. ” “That’s why you pay me the big bucks,” he said, walking away. I moseyed over to Stan and Coby and managed to say hello and admire their handiwork before Claudia came rushing to- A Hoe Lot of Trouble 35 ward me, nearly knocking me over. “That was Mamma! She’s sick of the ﬂea market and wants to come home. My Aunt Elna is trying to stall, but I don’t know for how much longer. ” Kit turned to me, a look of panic in his eyes.
He took a step out. Stopped. Again he faced me. “Nina . ” Taking a deep breath, I said, “Come for dinner on Thursday. Riley has the night off from work and we can talk to him then. ” “I better not have to. ” “Ginger,” he corrected. ” As if I didn’t know. ” He turned and walked away. I closed the door and leaned against it, ﬁghting for composure. Damn him. Wishing I had time to wallow in my self-pity with a box of Nilla Wafers and some chocolate milk, I ditched the plunger and ran up the stairs, hufﬁng more than a bit.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries) by Heather Webber