Shady Acres

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

Beware the Orchids Publisher's Summary

Ditched at the altar, Shelby Jenkins tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect!

Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.

©2016 Cynthia Hickey (P)2016 Cynthia Hickey
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  • Book 1

    • Beware the Orchids

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Ditched at the altar, Shelby Jenkins tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect! Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • humorous

    • By Jillian on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Path to Nowhere

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Shelby Hart and her quirky family members and friends are at it again! This time, no one in Shady Acres is what he seems. The seamy side of the community is revealed when a seemingly good girl's dirty lifestyle is revealed and someone kills her for her secrets. Wanting justice for a woman no one deems worthy of spending too much time investigating her death, Shelby takes matters into her own hands.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Poison Foliage

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When poisonous foliage begins appearing in Shelby Hart's garden, and a resident of Shady Acres winds up dead, she sets off to clear her reputation as a gardener. Hard to do with a broken foot, a meddling office manager, and a head chef who is as crusty as week-old bread. To top things off, a handsome new detective comes on scene more determined than the others to keep Shelby from sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Poinsettia Madness

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Right before Christmas, Shelby Hart is visited by the man who ditched her at the altar. It seems he wants the expensive gifts he'd given her to give to his new fiancé. Unfortunately for him, Shelby sold them. When the man shows up dead in a bed of poinsettias, Shelby is thrust reluctantly into a group of women who call themselves the Second Mistress Club. Convinced that one of them killed the philandering man, Shelby sets out to find a killer and gets a Christmas surprise.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 5

    • Deadly Greenhouse Gases

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Trouble just won't leave Shelby Hart alone. She's in her greenhouse, minding her own business, when the next thing she knows she's lying on the ground looking up. Someone tried to poison her. Right after she vowed not to snoop into murders anymore. But this killer isn't like the others. This one is a friend with a dark past. A past interwoven with the death of Shelby's father five years ago. Come along as Shelby and her quirky group of friends and relatives work to outrace a killer and find justice.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Vine Entrapment

    • A Shady Acres Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Cynthia Hickey
    • Narrated by: Laurie Lane
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Shelby Hart is ready to try getting married again. To a man who won't leave her at the altar. The only problem is...there's been another murder and newly licensed Shelby is hired to use her private investigating skills to clear her mother's name. As payment, her grandmother vows a gift that Shelby cannot receive.

    Regular price: $14.95