Flowers and Foul Play

A Magic Garden Mystery
Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
Series: Magic Garden Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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Fiona Knox lost her fiancé and her flower shop - but when she flies to Scotland to inherit her godfather’s cottage and possibly magical walled garden, she may lose her life as well when she’s swept into a murder investigation. 

Florist Fiona Knox’s life isn’t smelling so sweet these days. Her fiancé left her for their cake decorator. Then, her flower shop wilted after a chain florist opened next door. So when her godfather, Ian MacCallister, leaves her a cottage in Scotland, Fiona jumps on the next plane to Edinburgh. Ian, after all, is the one who taught her to love flowers. 

But when Ian’s elderly caretaker Hamish MacGregor shows her to the cottage upon her arrival, she finds the once resplendent grounds of Duncreigan in a dreadful shambles - with a dead body in the garden. Minutes into her arrival, Fiona is already being questioned by the handsome Chief Inspector Neil Craig and getting her passport seized. 

But it’s Craig’s fixation on Uncle Ian’s loyal caretaker, Hamish, as a prime suspect, that really makes her worried. As Fiona strolls the town, she quickly realizes there are a whole bouquet of suspects much more likely to have killed Alastair Croft, the dead lawyer who seems to have had more enemies than friends. Now it’s up to Fiona to clear Hamish’s name before it’s too late in Flowers and Foul Play, USA Today best-selling author Amanda Flower’s spellbinding first Magic Garden mystery.

©2018 Amanda Flower (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Not for me

I usually enjoy Amanda Flower's books- this one not so much. The story seemed to go on and on without getting to a point. I didn't find any of the characters engaging and the magical aspect of the book fell flat. I simply didn't get the point.

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GOOD BOOK

I MAY LISTEN TO THE NEXT BOOK, BUT THE READER REALLY NEEDS TO BE TOLD HOW TO PRONOUNCE CERTAIN WORDS IF SHE IS GOING TI USE AN AMERICAN ACCENT. PROTEST, SCHEDULE, SQUIRREL, ETC. I KNOW I WOULD MISPRONOUNCE MANY WORDS IN THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH, BUT I AM NOT RECORDING BOOKS. OTHERWISE, THE SERIES HAS PROMISE.

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Such a cute story

I love Amanda Flower’s books. The setting in Scotland was so refreshing. From the get go I fell in love with her characters and look forward to seeing them develop in future books. Marvelous job Amanda ❤️

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Mediocre

Flat characters. Narrator’s accent was extremely overdone and irritating. Plot line was all too predictable.

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Not for me

As much as I enjoy this authors books, this one falls flat. And the main character is a dumb cluck.

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Cannot stand the accent. It is just too much and the same tones. Book probably is ok but her talking gets in the way

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New series to me

New series to me but I love Amanda Flower other books. This one was fun and interesting with a touch of magic to it. The characters are great and the writing is great as always. Hope to be able to read and listen to more in this series.

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed the story. Good intro into new series. Narration was good, accents were on point.

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decent story but not a fan of the narrator

narrator caused me to change speed to try to deal with the narration. i’m a southern girl and pronunciation of son of the sentences were not authentic..

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Cute story

This is my first book from this author, enjoyed it. The voice performance was pretty good, occasionally got the accents confused, but overall was good.