Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene. Pretty Poison. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Peggy Lee, a botanist and owner of a garden shop in Charlotte, N.C., comes to work one day to find one of the richest men in town sprawled across her plants with his head bashed in. The police nab a homeless man for the crime, but Peggy doesn’t think he did it. The problem is, if she finds evidence to free the current suspect, then the next most likely killer is one of Peggy’s employees, whom she’s sure had nothing to do with the murder. Peggy dives into the investigation, digging through the dead man’s past in search of a possible killer. As she combs through the evidence, she’s assisted by a younger man who may prove to be more than a friend.

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