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Death at the Spring Plant Sale
Kensington, Oct 2003, 22.00, 320 pp. ISBN1575667797 Always on the lookout for a good idea for her PBS television show Gardening with Nature, Louise Eldridge agrees to tape the spring plant and flowers sale of the Bethesda Garden Club. When she arrives to set up taping, two women of the club complain about the club chairman Catherine Freeman, who always wins first place and hurts their business. Catherine is an arrogant overpowering juggernaut a...
Harvest Of Murder
Kensington, Oct 2001, 22.00, 304 pp. ISBN: 1575667754 Due to the success of her PBS gardening show and the demands of her husband and two daughters, Louise Eldridge finds little time for herself. That is why she looks forward to walking her dog with former Jefferson University ethnobotanist Dr. Peter Whiting when he walks his dog. Peter regales Louise with fascinating stories about life in the Amazon. He claims a rain forest tribe has inve...
The Christmas Garden Affair
Kensington, Oct 2002, 22.00, 304 pp. ISBN: 0575667770 There have been no recent homicide investigation in Louise Eldridge's life, but the TV personality has seen her ratings on her PBS gardening show plummet since the vivacious and sexy Bunny Bainfield hosts the same kind of show in the same time slot though on a different channel. Both Louise and Bunny are invited to the new First Lady's Christmas Garden Gala, along with other knowledgeable gar...