The Greenhouse Mystery Series
Ripe for Vengeance
It’s late spring in Winsome, and Washington Acres is alive with the sights and sounds of farm life. The flowers are blossoming, the vegetable gardens are thriving, the pollinators are buzzing, and the Pennsylvania countryside has fully awakened from its deep winter slumber. Only this season, rebirth comes with a price.
College friends of Megan’s beau, the handsome veterinarian Dr. Denver Finn, are in Winsome for a corporate volunteer event. They will be mentoring troubled kids from a nearby school during a hiking and camping trip. When one of Dr. Finn’s friends is murdered at the state park, a student—a boy with a brutal history—becomes the prime suspect.
With a teen’s life at stake, Megan digs into the victim’s past to clear the boy’s name. She learns that the victim sowed conflict wherever he went. As Megan worms her way closer to the truth, she realizes her own life is at stake, as well as the lives of those she loves.
“What a delightfully exciting book with just the right amount of an ‘edge!'”
–Kings River Life Magazine
Rooted in Deceit
It’s summertime in Winsome. Washington Acres is abloom, Megan is preparing for the grand opening of their wood-fired pizza farm, and things with Megan’s beau, handsome Dr. Finn, are getting as hot as the August temperatures.
But when Megan’s ne’er-do-well father arrives in Pennsylvania with his high-maintenance Italian wife, Sylvia, and announces they’re staying at the new yoga retreat center a town away, a sweet occasion sours.
Eager to secure pieces for her Milan boutique, Sylvia finagles a meeting with up-and-coming artist Thana Moore, whose work is showing at the retreat center. After their explosive encounter, Thana is murdered and Sylvia becomes the prime suspect.
Only Sylvia isn’t the only one with ties to the artist—once upon a time, Thana Moore had been Megan’s best friend. As Megan delves into Thana’s past, piecing together the years since their falling out, she realizes that something sinister is afoot in Bucks County. Unless Megan can find the killer, this idyllic summer will turn nightmarish. Innocent people may be imprisoned—and even more could die.
“Lively characters, a charming setting, red herrings galore, and a satisfying denouement make this entry a winner.”
“Once again, Wendy Tyson masterfully draws readers into the comfortable charms of Winsome only to show that this seemingly idyllic town, and its colorful cast of characters, is far from impervious to the influences of the outside world.”
Seeds of Revenge
It may be the holiday season, but the mood in Winsome is anything but jolly.
Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. So much so that she braves a December snowstorm to pitch her fresh greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs. And then she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road. But this woman is no stranger to Winsome. It’s Becca Fox. A love chemist (you read that right). She’s headed to her aunt’s house to sell her love potions at holiday events.
Or so Becca thinks.
Her sneaky aunt only invited Becca home to reunite her with her estranged father. It sounds noble and kind-hearted, until the man ends up dead.
Megan soon finds herself in the middle. She realizes Becca’s not the only one getting iced over. Megan’s own aunt, the famous mystery author, is dragged into the drama. Her novels implicate her and she’s in trouble. Now it’s personal. Megan must follow a cryptic trail of literary clues, all while sifting through the victim’s sordid past. She gets closer to the truth as the murderer gets closer to her.
“Complex characters, interesting twists, and a charming setting add up to a satisfying mystery.”
“Worth a read among the traditional cozies….”
–The New York Times Book Review
“Cunning crimes, charismatic characters, and a cozy (if occasionally murderous) community…”
“A perfectly-crafted smorgasbord of suspense…”
–Mystery Scene Magazine
“…page-turning, gritty-cozy tale of mystery and suspense that will keep you guessing until the end.”
–Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers mysteries
“This complex plot has more surprises than Christmas morning.”
–Sherry Harris, Agatha-nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series
Megan Sawyer should be shouting from the barn roof. Washington Acres survived its first year, the café has become a hotspot for locals, and Winsome’s sexy Scottish veterinarian is making house calls—only not for the animals. But as summer slips into fall and Winsome prepares for its grand Oktoberfest celebration, beer isn’t the only thing brewing.
When the town’s pub owner is killed in a freak accident, Megan suspects something sinister is afoot in Winsome—but no one is listening. As nights grow longer and temperatures chill, Megan must plow through Winsome’s fixation with autumn festivities to harvest the truth—before another dead body marks the season.
“…first-rate second Greenhouse mystery.”
–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“…a delightful read.”
–Amanda Lee, author of Better Off Thread
“An exceptional cozy…”
–Cynthia Kuhn, author of The Art of Vanishing
“A perfectly-crafted smorgasbord of suspense…”
–Liz Mugavero, Agatha-nominated author of Custom Baked Murder
A Muddied Murder
When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquility in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and her family’s Colonial-era farm sucks up the remains of her savings.
Just when she thinks she’s reached the bottom of the rain barrel, Megan and the town’s hunky veterinarian discover the local zoning commissioner’s battered body in her barn. Now Megan is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation—and she’s the chief suspect. Can Megan dig through small-town secrets, local politics, and old grievances in time to find a killer before that killer strikes again?
“Readers are left looking forward to the next book in the series and hankering for organic mushroom tartlets.”
“Charming and entertaining cozy series debut…”
“A warmhearted mystery with an irresistible cast of characters…”
–Sophie Littlefield, Edgar®-nominated author of The Guilty One
“…one darned good mystery!”
“This is the book to enjoy on a nice spring day—sitting back, relaxing, and discovering Washington Acres.”