By Heather Webber
There is a serpent unfastened in Nina's backyard ... Nina Colette Ceceri Quinn's enterprise, Taken abruptly -- a landscaping company focusing on shock backyard makeovers -- is the one factor in her lifestyles 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 important set of hoes. Worst of all, the pleasant outdated guy who first brought her to the fun of horticulture is lifeless -- and never through traditional motives.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 awesome what a inventive gardener can dig up whilst she places her brain to it -- although, by means of sticking her palms too deeply into this fetid, fertile soil, Nina may well good prove planted underneath her personal petunias.
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Shaking my head, I held up the plunger, stopping him. I didn’t want to hear it. It was too much for me to handle right now. “I think you should go. ” “This is still my house too, Nina. ” I said softly. Too softly. When my voice dropped that low, it was a sign of danger, and he knew it. Kevin snapped his mouth closed. ” He started for the door. I followed him to make sure he really went. On the front porch, he turned to face me. He opened his mouth, closed it again. He seemed to be struggling to ﬁnd something to say.
Kit turned to me, a look of panic in his eyes. ” Normally, I would, but I was already late meeting with Bridget, and I knew Kit was capable of pulling it all together. “Sorry, I can’t. ” “Smart-ass,” he grumbled. I smiled. ” He was already reaching for his cell. I said my good-byes and rushed out of there. Guilt nagged. I should have stayed. But seeing Mrs. Krauss again just wasn’t something I wanted to do. Ever. Gus’s was a small diner in the heart of the Mill that had been there forever and then some.
If I started crying now I might not ever stop. She pulled me into a hug, planted noisy kisses on both my cheeks. It was strange, our relationship. We could go months and months without seeing each other, yet the second we were together again, time fell away. She had snagged a triangular booth, built for two—three if you were really friendly—tucked into the farthest corner of the room. I slid in, ignoring the cracks and tears in the padded vinyl bench. “You didn’t tell me,” I said again. “I wanted to surprise you.
A Hoe Lot of Trouble: A Nina Quinn Mystery (Nina Quinn Mysteries) by Heather Webber