LETHAL BLOSSOM mixes sharp wit, spicy characters, and a dash of the otherworldly into a potent combination of humor and homicide that will appeal to both cozy and paranormal fans.
After years of struggle as a single mom and aspiring artist, Lena Wells enjoys the suburban American dream at last, complete with house, pool, and a golf-obsessed husband raking in the good life. Too bad all good things come to an end. Now Lena’s struggling to cope with her husband’s sudden death, the loss of her creative vision as a painter, and a scary downturn in her finances.
When a kindly neighbor suffers an accidental demise, Lena figures it’s just more bad luck going around. Until her psychic niece shows up: Val sees things others can’t, and soon Lena learns her neighbor’s death might not have been so accidental after all. It’s hard to believe, because Rose Braska was a most unlikely murder victim. Skeptical but unable to resist the temptation to investigate, Lena follows a brownie-crumb trail of clues toward the truth with help from her free-spirited grandmother and feng shui consultant best friend.
In the course of investigating Lena discovers more bodies, consumes far too many baked goods, and comes to suspect that her husband’s fatal fall might not have been an accident, either. A Native American shaman, teen computer geek, and smart-mouthed investigator join the fun as Lena and her unlikely posse unravel a tangled web of underhanded real estate schemes and deadly culinary arts.