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Garden Mystery Author Rosemary Harris is Visiting the Mystery Book Club this Month

Stop by and visit mystery author Rosemary Harris, who will be joining us at the Mystery Book Club in April.  Rosemary is a Master Gardener who I had the pleasure of meeting a few weeks ago.  She is a Connecticut gardener, and she writes garden-related mysteries.

 

Rosemary was a guest author last year when Pushing Up Daisies, the first book in her Dirty Business mystery series came out.  The second book in the series, The Big Dirt Nap, just came out.  I enjoyed them both, and look forward to reading more books in this series! 

 

 

Pushing up Daisies (Dirty Business Mystery Series)   The Big Dirt Nap  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a book trailer for Pushing Up Daisies: 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b7rhX-f3qQ 

 

You can see Rosemary's garden at her website:

 

http://www.rosemaryharris.com/shady.htm

 

And you can see some of her favorite gardening books here:

 

http://www.rosemaryharris.com/favorite_books.htm

 

Rosemary has three blogs, which you can find here:

 

http://rosemaryharrismysteries.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.myspace.com/rosemaryharrismysteries

 

http://www.jungleredwriters.com/

 

Her new book, The Big Dirt Nap, is a mystery centered around the Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower.  

 

Read more about this unusual plant here:

 

http://www.bbg.org/vis2/2006/titan/

 

http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2007/07/30_titan.shtml

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/07/0718_030718_stinkyflower.html

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/06/0605_flowerbloom.html 

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Re: Garden Mystery Author Rosemary Harris is Visiting the Mystery Book Club this Month

Now I've got to go looking for the
The Big Dirt Nap  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Garden Mystery Author Rosemary Harris is Visiting the Mystery Book Club this Month

Hi there TiggerBear -

I hope you found it! I'm delighted that The Big Dirt Nap had been in every B&N that I've visited..and i've visited a lot in the last two months.

 

I loved the idea of being able to be in the garden during the winter time (in my books anyway) and hopefully will wrap up book three before it starts to warm up in CT.

 

If you ever get a chance to see a corpse flower bloom, I highly recommend it. It's an extrardinary sight. There's something almost prehistoric about the way it looks.

rosemary


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Re: Garden Mystery Author Rosemary Harris is Visiting the Mystery Book Club this Month


RosemaryH wrote:

Hi there TiggerBear -

I hope you found it! I'm delighted that The Big Dirt Nap had been in every B&N that I've visited..and i've visited a lot in the last two months.

 

I loved the idea of being able to be in the garden during the winter time (in my books anyway) and hopefully will wrap up book three before it starts to warm up in CT.

 

If you ever get a chance to see a corpse flower bloom, I highly recommend it. It's an extrardinary sight. There's something almost prehistoric about the way it looks.


I've seen it, smelt it too. The local botanical garden had one when I was little. Ever seen a christ in the manger flower bloom? A very pretty, rare, and short lived occurance.

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TiggerBear wrote:

RosemaryH wrote:

Hi there TiggerBear -

I hope you found it! I'm delighted that The Big Dirt Nap had been in every B&N that I've visited..and i've visited a lot in the last two months.

 

I loved the idea of being able to be in the garden during the winter time (in my books anyway) and hopefully will wrap up book three before it starts to warm up in CT.

 

If you ever get a chance to see a corpse flower bloom, I highly recommend it. It's an extrardinary sight. There's something almost prehistoric about the way it looks.


I've seen it, smelt it too. The local botanical garden had one when I was little. Ever seen a christ in the manger flower bloom? A very pretty, rare, and short lived occurance.


I don't think I've seen that one.  I have seen a century plant bloom, and that was pretty cool!