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The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the good ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their chins up and their town beautiful. Their garden club, the Darling Dahlias, has just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees in full bloom.

But life in Darling is not all garden parties and rosemary lemonade.

When local blonde bombshell Bunny Scott is found in a suspicious car wreck, the Dahlias decide to dig into the town’s buried secrets, and club members Lizzy, Ophelia, and Verna soon find leads sprouting up faster than weeds. The town is all abuzz with news of an escaped convict from the prison farm, rumors of trouble at the bank, and tales of a ghost heard digging around the cucumber tree. But if anyone can get to the root of these mysteries, it’s the Darling Dahlias.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Albert...hits all the right notes in this series debut. The plot’s believable, the Southern color brims with authenticity, and the characters are charmingly and realistically drawn...The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree blooms with success, and here’s hoping the ladies have many more opportunities to dig into crime.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Readers will enjoy getting to know the spunky ladies of the club.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Albert combines great period detail with surefooted sleuthing that should satisfy fans and attract new ones.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Cozy fans will be delighted to learn that the prolific Albert—known for her clever puzzles, engaging characters, love of nature, and outstanding historic research—is debuting yet another exceptional series.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class differences, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details. Her book fairly sizzles with the strength of the women of Darling.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The creator of herbalist China Bayles begins a new historical series equally full of intriguing characters, garden lore, and recipes that adds nostalgia for the good old days, even if they weren’t so good after all.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cranbery | 4/29/2011

    " This was a great little cozy mystery...........you will love the characters! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 4/24/2011

    " Very cozy, VERY slow, although deliberately so, I think, to reflect the setting. Excellent period detail and fun. There are an awful lot of characters and sub-plots to keep track of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 4/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book - it even had some recipes!!! I am very much looking forward to the next Darling Dahlias mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 3/11/2011

    " Cute story. Took me a while to get into it seeing as it was a little heavy on flowers and all things gardening, but had some fun characters and a good mystery. Nice light read. "

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