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When a local doctor is found dead in Willow McQuade’s medicinal garden, she must find the killer to clear her boyfriend’s name in this third clever book in the Natural Remedies Mystery series.Dr. Willow McQuade, owner of Nature’s Way Market & Café, has put the finishing touches on a new medicinal plant garden for Greenport’s annual Maritime Festival and is ready for thWhen a local doctor is found dead in Willow McQuade’s medicinal garden, she must find the killer to clear her boyfriend’s name in this third clever book in the Natural Remedies Mystery series.Dr. Willow McQuade, owner of Nature’s Way Market & Café, has put the finishing touches on a new medicinal plant garden for Greenport’s annual Maritime Festival and is ready for the festivities to begin. But it’s not all flowers and sunshine at the grand opening, when Willow discovers the body of another contestant, Dr. Charles White, face down in her garden.Willow’s hunky boyfriend, Jackson Spade, immediately becomes a suspect due to a recent fight with Dr. White. Willow knows she has to remedy the situation, but it won’t be easy with the other applicants’ vendettas and vandals wrecking her garden at every turn. And when she finds buried treasure in her garden that just might belong to the legendary Captain Kidd, the stakes become even higher. Was Dr. White searching for that treasure? Did someone kill him to get to it first? With the help of Jackson and her eccentric ex-boyfriend, Willow follows the clues to uncover the truth that someone wants buried…But can she dig up enough evidence before she becomes the killer’s next victim?...

Title : Garden of Death: A Natural Remedies Mystery
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ISBN : 9781476748917
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Garden of Death: A Natural Remedies Mystery Reviews

  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-12-02 16:42

    Dollycas 19s ThoughtsWillow 19s Market and Cafe sounds absolutely wonderful as does the new garden, sans the dead body, of course. She does spend a lot of time away though hunting down suspects and killers though. Thankfully most of her help is pretty dependable and she has her boyfriend, Jackson Spade, at her side, both at the shop and on the investigations. This time though he happens to be be the prime suspect.I did enjoy the whole buried treasure and pirate theme. The Maritime Festival is an annual event in Greenport, hopefully there will be no one killed in the coming years but with a cozy set in a small town you just never know :)An added treat is that each chapter tells us about a healing plant, like Aloe Vera, Evening Primose, and even Nettle.Chrystle Fiedler has stepped things up with this installment. I felt the first 2 books were a little heavy on the homeopathic remedy education but she has really found a balance in her writing. While I liked those stories, I loved this one. Plenty of suspects and a very well developed plot made this a very fast read.I disliked more than a few of the characters because of the way they treated Willow, you would have thought she had built some sort of eyesore instead of a beautiful garden. The characters rang true though as some people just stick together and act first before they have the facts and in this case it could land them in jail or worse.I am anxious already for the next installment.

  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-12-05 20:29

    Dollycas’s ThoughtsWillow’s Market and Cafe sounds absolutely wonderful as does the new garden, sans the dead body, of course. She does spend a lot of time away though hunting down suspects and killers though. Thankfully most of her help is pretty dependable and she has her boyfriend, Jackson Spade, at her side, both at the shop and on the investigations. This time though he happens to be be the prime suspect.I did enjoy the whole buried treasure and pirate theme. The Maritime Festival is an annual event in Greenport, hopefully there will be no one killed in the coming years but with a cozy set in a small town you just never know :)An added treat is that each chapter tells us about a healing plant, like Aloe Vera, Evening Primose, and even Nettle.Chrystle Fiedler has stepped things up with this installment. I felt the first 2 books were a little heavy on the homeopathic remedy education but she has really found a balance in her writing. While I liked those stories, I loved this one. Plenty of suspects and a very well developed plot made this a very fast read.I disliked more than a few of the characters because of the way they treated Willow, you would have thought she had built some sort of eyesore instead of a beautiful garden. The characters rang true though as some people just stick together and act first before they have the facts and in this case it could land them in jail or worse.I am anxious already for the next installment.

  • Lisa Ks Book Review
    2018-11-21 13:25

    GARDEN OF DEATH, book 3 in the Natural Remedies Mysteries, is a well written story with an excellently crafted mystery. It’s a wonderful addition to a great series.I was quickly drawn in and soon found my attention so focused on the story, everything around me faded away. I was completely wrapped up in trying to figure out who the killer was, and why it happened. It’s my guess that many people will be unable to guess the ending.There are some really interesting characters in the story. I’d love to spend a few hours over coffee, well, maybe herbal tea, and talk with protagonist, Dr. Willow McQuade about her passion for natural remedies. A great feature of the book is the way each chapter starts with Willow McQuade’s Favorite Medicinal Plants. You’ll learn about uses for plants like Flaxseed, Evening Primrose, Echinacea, and more, along with common (we have all heard of them) plants like Garlic and Aloe Vera.Give GARDEN OF DEATH a try. (this is the third in the series, so you may want to start at the beginning). I think you’ll find it to be an entertaining mystery, as well as educational!

  • Sarah
    2018-11-24 20:28

    Are you supposed to figure out "who done it" before the murder has even happened?? 'Cause by page 8 I already know who the murderer is going to be. I would bet anything I am correct...I have to admit, I went into this book expecting to not care for it. I'd read the first two books in the series and forgot to take this book off my holds list at the library. Since I had it anyway, I decided to give it a chance.Whelp. That didn't last long. I got maybe halfway through and I was fed up. Skipped to the end to find out I was right about who done it, that was enough of this series for me.

  • Lynne
    2018-11-17 20:41

    The best part of this book was the Willow McQuade's favorite medical plants at the beginning of each chapter. The story about the hidden pirate treasure was very weak, and the characters were very dull.

  • Rhonda
    2018-11-28 15:46

    4 starsThis is exciting mystery. Murder, pirate treasure and romance. Lots of suspects, don't know who to trust. It is a clean read. Makes me want to go and visit the festival and see Nature's Way Market & Café.Willow McQuade has got her medicinal garden ready to open. Nature’s Way Market & Café is owned by Willow. Her boyfriend is Jackson Spade. The lot that she put her garden in was next door to her business. For some reason she won the right to own the land. Which made her a lot of enemies that wanted that property but lost the bid. When checking the garden for the first tour she finds a dead body in the garden. Dr. Charles White. He accused her the night before of cheating to get the property. Willow's boyfriend becomes the main suspect. Willow has solved other cases of murder this past year. Her ex-boyfriend Simon and others want her to solve this one. The detectives don't like her and her friends. People are trying to shut her Garden down and calling it a Garden of Death. Really bitter and angry results it causes. Someone is looking for things in the garden at night. They even find some treasure in the garden but the cops don't listen to her. In front of each chapter is a medical herb that she likes and tells what it has been used for in the past. It is interesting and a good start to find out about the plants. I like Willow and her friends. I want to read the first two books of the series now. I was given Garden of Death to read so that I could give a honest review and be part of Garden of Death book tour.

  • Jenna
    2018-11-19 20:20

    When a parcel of land becomes available in the village of Greenport, several business owners and residents vie for the land, including Willow McQuade. The owner of Nature's Way Market and Cafe and naturopath dreams of creating a medicinal herb garden on the parcel, but her friends and neighbors have plans of their own. Willow is awarded the plot, but her fortune breeds disappointment and resentment between the other applicants. Nevertheless, Willow proceeds with planting and preparations with the help of a new employee (Nate) and her boyfriend, Jackson.Opening day arrives on the heels of some heated accusations, but Willow is determined to keep a smile on her face and introduce the villagers to the many medicinal herbs and their benefits and uses. But a body in the middle of the garden certainly doesn't make a favorable first impression. Willow and Jackson, who is a former cop, set about trying to find the killer. As they investigate a murder, they also begin to dig up pieces of what appears to be a pirate treasure - could the buried artifacts be connected to the killing?Chrystle Fiedler has pulled together all the right elements for an intriguing and complex mystery. And, as an added bonus for readers, each chapter is introduced by a profile of a medicinal herb - entertaining, educational, and engaging.

  • Sue
    2018-11-18 19:24

    I have enjoyed Fiedler's first 2 mysteries in the series and the information on herbal remedies is excellent but this book was very stilted, didn't flow as well. She has a shop for homeopathic remedies with a book store and a small cafe plus a yoga studio, a massage therapist and an acupuncturist. The last 3 are each singly while the cafe, book store and remedies sections are run by the main character and 2 helpers. The story takes place over a very busy festival weekend that she helped organize and the main event for her is the grand opening of a garden next to the store in memory of her aunt. Therefore it is hard to understand that the cafe is open, they have a booth outside, and they are giving tours outside with only 3-4 people working - one doesn't show up for work and the main character just leaves everything to track down clues - what business owner in their right mind does that?! Many parts like this just didn't work for me.

  • Sherry
    2018-11-30 13:36

    A "Naturally" Great Read!Just finished book 3 in the Natural Remedies Mystery series. I loved it! From the moment I picked it up, I was captured. Great characters, love the 3 Musketeers of Willow, Jackson, & Simon, as they work together to solve not just 1, but several mysteries. The plot twists, turns, diverges, then comes back again. Besides having a fantastic story, each chapter begins with a different type of medicinal plant & it's uses. Went immediately to Amazon to buy some ginger! I definitely recommend this series to all.

  • Brian Carney
    2018-12-06 20:19

    I hope the Chrystle Fiedler is a another pseudonym for Susan Wittig Albert, or that Albert is preparing a lawsuit against Fiedler, because this series seems to be a very pale knock-off of SWA's China Bayles series (even the name McQuaid is repeated as McQuade). Except for convenient comic sidekick Simon, the characters are flat and frequently unpleasant and the resolution comes out of nowhere. Greenport seems like a nice town, but it doesn't hold a candle to Pecan Springs.

  • Talk Supe
    2018-11-24 21:42

    An easy and a quick read kind of cozy. The natural remedy trivia are cool, I actually want to try some of them; the murder mystery is nicely done but I feel like it could've used more tension and less pages. I haven't read the first two books but didn't have any problems acclimating to this. I think it's safe to say that the series is episodic enough that one won't be required to start from the beginning to get a good grasp of what it's about, although you're more than welcome to if you like.

  • Rosie Mcclurg
    2018-12-10 18:25

    I first gave it a 3 1/2 but after remembering the natural remedies I would give it a 4 or 5. I loved that part of the book. Found that really interesting and highlighted all of those areas at the beginning of each chapter so I could refer back to it. Also would recommend it to many friends who are into natural remedies for healing. I liked the mystery part also and I would love to even visit a little shop like that. It intrigued me. Good job and good read.

  • Gloria
    2018-12-04 18:38

    Another goodie in the Natural Remedies series. I wish I could remember all the herbal remedies that are mentioned in this book. I'd love to have a garden like the one described in the story...except for the cardiac section......no foxglove for me.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-30 17:48

    Love these books. I really like that at the beginning of each chapter there is a little information on herbs what they can be used for and how. this is great information.

  • Rhonda Lee
    2018-12-13 21:27

    enjoyed very much. I really like the descriptions of the healing plants-including the scientific names for. Can't wait for the next one in the series

  • Stacy Hedges
    2018-11-14 16:23

    I loved this mystery. Read it in two days. Cute story with some laughs added in.