Marty Wingate
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Marty Wingate

Marty Wingate is the author of two mystery series from Penguin Random House/Alibi: the Potting Shed books, about Pru Parke, middle-aged American gardener moved to England, and Birds of a Feather, which follows the adventures of Julia Lanchester who is the daughter of a celebrity ornithologist and runs the tourist information center in a Suffolk village.
Marty speaks at national events, and also writes about gardens and travel.
She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the UK Crime Writers' Association, as well as the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. She leads small-group garden tours to European destinations including England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and also on North American journeys. Marty doesn't believe that the thin veneer of tourism - successive one-night stops in a series of hotels - can ever replace getting to know the people, history and culture of a region, and so, when arranging her tours, she always includes time for a cup of tea, a pint of beer, or a glass of wine.
Connect with Marty on Facebook (Marty Wingate Author) or on her website: martywingate.com.

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    • The Skeleton Garden

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 4
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she'd live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Always, Interesting! A Great Book!

    • By Kathryn on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Rhyme of the Magpie

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The high-flying new Birds of a Feather mystery series from best-selling author Marty Wingate begins as a British woman gets caught up in a dangerous plot when her celebrity father disappears....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A missing birder

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Best-Laid Plants

    • A Potting Shed Mystery
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Pru can't imagine anyone murdering Batsford Bede, a gentle man who preferred to spend his time in quiet contemplation, surrounded by nature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder in an English manor 4/5

    • By LOYL-00 on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Bluebonnet Betrayal

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 5
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Pru's life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she's married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her brother, and prepping....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen!

    • By Kathryn on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Garden Plot

    • Potting Shed Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 265

    Pru Parke always dreamed of living in England. And after the Dallas native follows an impulse and moves to London, she can't imagine ever leaving - though she has yet to find a plum position....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • comfy and fluffy

    • By MossyFernForest on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Empty Nest

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Manager of a tourist center in a quaint British village, Julia Lanchester finds herself with more ideas than time. Her boss is the Earl Fotheringill himself, but apart from him, she doesn't mix well with the aristocracy. Soon, Julia finds one of the Hall's visitors murdered....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Red Book of Primrose House

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series, Book 2
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an 18th-century manor house in Sussex....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Too much on romance of main character.

    • By Anonymous on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Farewell, My Cuckoo

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Julia Lanchester must defend her love nest from an invasive species: her boyfriend's sister. And then there's the little matter of murder....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    • Potting Shed Mysteries Series #3
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying a journal is an agreeable task...that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything I Want (and, then some)

    • By karen on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Every Trick in the Rook

    • Birds of a Feather Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Marty Wingate
    • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Julia Lanchester is flying high. She's nesting with her boyfriend, Michael, and she's found her niche as manager of the tourist center. With little time together, Julia is excited for a romantic weekend with Michael. But the getaway is spoiled when her ex-husband is found murdered....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Charlotte Araki on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

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