Daily Archives: May 10, 2015


Weekly Roundup* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

May 11-May 17, 2015 on dru’s book musings
May 11: Keiko Nishisato from “Come to Harm” by Catriona McPherson
May 12: Faith Fairchild from “The Body in the Birches” by Katherine Hall Page
May 13: Theodosia Browning from “Tea Murder” by Laura Childs
May 14: Cait Morgan from “The Corpse With The Sapphire Eyes” by Cathy Ace
May 15: Toni Holmes from “Flourless to Stop Him” by Nancy J. Parra
May 16: Allison Campbell from “Dying Brand” by Wendy Tyson
May 17: Author Showcase with Craig Johnson

Week of May 4-May 10, 2015
– Willow Vanderling from “Seven Threadly Sins” by Janet Bolin
– Bea Lambert from “Fillet of Murder” by Linda Reilly
– Penny Lively from “One Foot in the Grape” by Carlene O’Neil
– Darcy Merriweather from “Some Like It Witchy” by Heather Blake
– Kelsey Cambridge from “The Final Reveille” by Amanda Flower
– Nic Martini from “Murder With A Twist” by Tracy Kiely
– Peggy Lee from “Killing Weeds” by Joyce and Jim Lavene
– *Malice Domestic 2015 Recap*

Recent contest winners
“Oh Say Can You Fudge” by Nancy Coco – J. Dannheim
“The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor” by Amy M. Reade – J. Downing
“Musseled Out” by Barbara Ross – B. Kolasky
“The Postman Always Purls Twice” by Anne Canadeo – K. Bennett
“The Postman Always Purls Twice” by Anne Canadeo – K. Fleck
“The Postman Always Purls Twice” by Anne Canadeo – J. Kocourek
“Broken Window” by Dorothy H. Hayes – D. Gantt
“Fascinating Rhythm” by Anne Louise Bannon – R. Coxon
“The Return of the Fallen Angels Book Club” by R. Franklin James – J. Firebaugh

Peggy Lee and A Day I Wish Wouldn’t Have Happened by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Killing WeedsI love my life. I’m a mother to Paul, and a grandmother to little Rosie.

I have my garden shop in Charlotte, NC, The Potting Shed, and my other interests working as a part-time forensic botanist for the city.

Some days, my life is hectic, and some days I putter in the garden with my plants. I have an enormous love and respect for growing things – some might say I have a very green thumb!

Recently, I had a few days I wish I could have avoided when my son was arrested for murder and my garden shop was all but destroyed. I almost lost one of my best friends, and I was suspended from my work for the city.

They say things like this make us stronger, but these things almost broke my heart. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by good friends and family who helped me through this ordeal, but I hope I never have to go through anything like it again. Besides my first husband’s death, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever lived through.

And I have the scars to prove it.

You can read more about Peggy Lee in Killing Weeds, the 8th book in the “Peggy Lee Garden” mystery series, published by J. Lavene. The first book in the series is Pretty Poison.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on May 15 for the chance to win a print copy of KILLING WEEDS. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

About the authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Penguin, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. Visit Joyce and Jim at www.joyceandjimlavene.com.