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Mulch Ado about Nothing
by Jill Churchill Details
Jane Jeffry and her best friend Shelley sign up for a botany class before finding out that the regular teacher is in a coma. The substitute is obnoxious, and the class is full of eccentrics. When the new professor is murdered, Jane investigates.
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Jane Jeffry
The Potted Gardener
by M.C. Beaton Details
Agatha Raisin is an amateur detective in a small British village. Returning home after traveling abroad, she learns that newcomer Mary Fortune, an avid gardener, has won the affections of James Lacey, the man Agatha desires. To compete, Agatha takes up gardening with dismal results. Her elaborate plans to cheat are interrupted by malicious pranks and murder.
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Agatha Raisin
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett Details
After becoming an orphan, ill-tempered and neglected Mary is sent to live on an uncle's huge estate where she meets an equally wretched, invalid cousin. Together they conspire to restore a locked secret garden while her cousin regains his health and his father's affection.
Virgin Earth
by Philippa Gregory Details
John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father's talent for nurturing plants. When he sails to Virginia in 1638 to gather specimens for the king's gardens, he meets Suckahanna, a Powhatan maiden. He promises to marry her when he returns to America, but many obstacles await him.
Updated 11/23/2011
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