Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cozy Cull [3] - Nightshade on Elm Street by Kate Collins #giveaway

According to Merriam-Webster:
Definition of CULL
1 : to select from a group : choose  
2 : to reduce or control the size of (as a herd) by removal (as by hunting) of especially weaker animals; also : to hunt or kill (animals) as a means of population control
This is the third of what I hope will be a weekly giveaway.  Please spread the word, even if you've already read this week's book. I cannot keep this going if I don't have more interest.

The plan is:
  1. Each week I read one of the MANY cozy mysteries I have among my personal books.  
  2. I write a post about it. 
  3. Then I offer it in a giveaway in order to cull my "herd" of cozies... as "a means of population control."
For this week, only the 3rd, I'm already breaking my own rules.  I've been reading Finger Lickin' Dead (Memphis BBQ Mystery, Bk 2) by Riley Adams for this giveaway.  But I haven't finished it yet, so I had to rethink my options.

I had the opportunity to splurge and purchase an autographed copy of the most recent (out this November 2012) Flower Shop Mystery (Bk 13) by Kate Collins, Nightshade on Elm Street.

I've only read the first 3 books in this series so far (you can find my thoughts on them here), so I'll have to read the library's copy of this when I finally get caught up (as I can't afford to buy a book twice!).

From Goodreads:
Enjoy her wedding shower…or receive a cold dunking?
In addition to running her flower shop, planning her wedding, and juggling two mothers who both want to host an elaborate bridal shower, Abby Knight is facing another complication. Her ditzy cousin Jillian asks her and her longtime beau, Marco, a private detective, to find a woman who’s gone missing from the exclusive beach house belonging to Jillian’s in-laws, the Osbornes. The missing woman is also the fiancée of Pryce Osborne, a wet noodle with a big bank account who dumped Abby just before their wedding several years ago. Merely being anywhere near Pryce makes Abby’s insecurities grow like kudzu….
Then a woman’s drowned body surfaces, and Pryce becomes a prime suspect in her death. Unless Abby and Marco can get a killer to come clean, their bridal shower will turn into a complete washout...and Pryce will be exchanging a sunny beach for a prison cell.
Just comment that you'd like to enter and provide an email address to contact you should you win. Open to everyone.

Giveaway ends Thursday, November 22nd (11:59 pm CT). I'll give the winner 48 hours from the time of notification to respond before moving on to someone else. The winner will be announced here once I've received a reply to my email.

The winner of this Cozy Cull giveaway is Kimberlee!


  1. I would most definitely like to enter this giveaway. Looks like a great read.


  2. Please enter me for this great cozy.


  3. I have a few of this series but I must confess I haven't read it yet, I can't resist the chance to win a signed copy though

    PS I shared the details of your giveaway at Goodreads in the Cozy Mystery Group

  4. Yes, I want to enter! Tricia

  5. I would also love to win a copy..thanks:)

  6. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thank you for sharing!

    Mary Havlovic


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