Potting Shed Mysteries

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 774 ratings

The Garden Plot Publisher's Summary

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 as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms.

Determined to stay in her beloved adopted country, Pru takes small, private gardening jobs throughout the city. On one such gig in Chelsea, she makes an extraordinary find. Digging in the soil of a potting shed, Pru uncovers an ancient Roman mosaic. But enthusiasm over her discovery is soon dampens when, two days later, she finds in the same spot a man's bludgeoned corpse.

As the London police swarm her work site, ever inquisitive Pru can't quite manage to distance herself from the investigation - much to the dismay of stern Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse. It seems that, much as he tries, even handsome DCI Pearse can't keep Pru safe from a brutal killer who thinks she's already dug up too much.

©2014 Martha Wingate (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • 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 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    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 as a head gardener. Now, as the sublet on her flat nears its end, the threat of forced departure looms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • comfy and fluffy

    • By MossyFernForest on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 2

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an 18th-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory - quickly, as they're planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.

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

    • By Anonymous on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by 18th-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the 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

  • Book 4

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their 19th-century estate while they're away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak's head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet.

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

    • By Kathryn on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 5

    • 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 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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 long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit - until Twyla turns up dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen!

    • By Kathryn on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Pru and her husband, Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden has fallen into neglect. With the garden's owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she's starting to make headway, she stumbles upon Batsford's body in the garden - dead and pinned beneath one of his limestone statues.

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

    • By LOYL-00 on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $27.99