by Kate Collins
My next favorite mystery series this summer was this seven book (with more to come, presumably) series. So much so that I couldn’t wait for my library to get the latest book in stock and, after failing to find it at any of my local bookstores, ordering it online. I’m so patient, aren’t I? In this series, Abby Knight has just moved home to run Bloomers Flower Shop after flunking out of law school. And, yet, everywhere she turns she runs into murder. Murder she can’t help herself from wanting to solve. Abby’s a recipe for disaster really. Hilarious disaster but disaster nonetheless. Luckily the bar next door is owned by the hunky Marco, an ex-cop turned PI, who is more than happy to help Abby out of the jams she seems to get into every time he turns around. These books… ahh, they just make me laugh. You can’t help but love Abby even though you want to shake your head every time she manages to get herself into another fix. Her family and the other characters will make you laugh out loud consistently and the light touch of romance was just enough to keep me wanting more throughout each of the mysteries I’ve read so far. A new book in this series came out at the end of the summer and I was chomping at the bit to get it in my hands. My bookstore didn’t have it the day it came out so I had to wait for Amazon it to me and I was going crazy waiting for it to arrive… huh, wasn’t this book reading quest supposed to be saving me money?