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Mulch By Ann Ripley

Rooting out a killer can dig you a grave Amateur gardener and housewife Louise Eldridge has big plans for her family's new Sylvan Valley home situated among the flower of suburban Washington DC society Some Japanese iris here some skunk cabbag. I liked this book but the style of writing was different for meI will try the next in series to see if I get into it better than this time around

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Yellow police tapeAnd Louise cultivating the rich and restless wives of the neighborhood and their hothouse secrets must find out who has gone missing For only then can she root out a rare species of killer who could soon be digging her grave. Mulch by Ann Ripley is the first book in the gardening mystery series Organic gardener Louise Eldrick has collected several bags of oak leaves to fill in a low area on their new property and when she starts to spread the mulch she finds body parts in amongst the leaves This is not your typical mystery as we are told from the start who the murderer is It is an introduction to Louise and her family and how they get caught up in the murder It was still an interesting and uick light read which didn t involve any brain work to solve the crime

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E thereand her own cozy cabin for her horticultural writings But barely has she turned the topsoil when her organic mulching unearths the unidentifiable remains of a murder victim Suddenly her elegant garden is a crime scene blighted by garish. 1 in the Louise Eldridge series Very good series debut with an appealing main character and organic gardening as the series hook This first entry does an excellent job of using the organic gardening in a logical way to uncover the crimeLouise Eldridge is settling her family into their new northern Virginia home in the neighborhood where Peter Hoffman a candidate for undersecretary of defense lives Louise an organic gardener collects bags of leaves from her neighbors curbsides to fill in a low spot Concurrently Peter realizes he must jettison his mistress in order to stay in the running for the government post Louise and her family are shocked to discover parts of a severed body in some of the lawn bags The Eldridges throw a dinner party at which a tipsy Louise leads the smarmy Peter to suspect she connects him to the murder


About the Author: Ann Ripley

A former newspaperwoman Ann Ripley now spends her time organic gardening and writing mysteries She lives with her husband Tony in Lyons Colorado Her first novel Mulch won the Top Hand Award from the Colorado Authors' League She is now at work on her fifth gardening mystery



10 thoughts on “Mulch By Ann Ripley

  1. says:

    I liked this book but the style of writing was different for meI will try the next in series to see if I get into it better than this time aro

  2. says:

    Organic gardener Louise and her spygovernment worker husband Bill move into their new home near DC It’s a mix of neighbors that they easily settle in with until Louise in her eco desire to reuse the neighbors bagged leaves as mulch in her yard happens to find some neatly wrapped body parts in the debris Teenage daughter Janie and neighbor boy Chris set out to do a bit of sleuthing and notice a few irregularities around the ho

  3. says:

    Good effort for a first novel The story was a little shallow for me but held my interest well enough for a vacation read

  4. says:

    I don't know what I expected

  5. says:

    I have to say I am torn between two or three stars The thing I dislike is knowing who the killer is and the storyline going back and forth from killer to heroine just lost interest I love the Gardening aspect of the book but to be honest it's hard to write a review when I got lost as some points and the storyline just did not catch

  6. says:

    #1 in the Louise Eldridge series Very good series debut with an appealing main character and organic gardening as the series hook This first e

  7. says:

    It wasn't as cozy as I expected and Latin botanical names are used confusing this truly amateur gardener Plenty of people neighbors are introduced as the Eldridges settle into their new neighborhood providing ample opportunities for

  8. says:

    If you're up for a light read this late spring and summer Ann Ripley's Gardening Mysteries are the cozies for you In Mulch she introduces us to Louise Eldridge and her family They moved to a ritzy Washington DC neighborhood from Bethesda Maryland They make waves and new friends while Bill works for the government and Louise is an or

  9. says:

    Mulch by Ann Ripley is the first book in the gardening mystery series Organic gardener Louise Eldrick has collected several bags of oak leaves to fill in a low area on their new property and when she starts to spread the mulch she

  10. says:

    First in series of gardeningmystery books Like the cozy read setting in Leafy VA suburbs of DC Establishment family of Louise Bill with daughter

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