Every Thorn Has Its Rose: An Utterly Gripping Garden Cozy Mystery (Murder on the Vine Cozy Mysteries Book 2)

It’s time to stop and smell the roses in this new book from critically acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling cozy mystery author Krista Lockheart and Anna Little!
The Enchanted Twilight Rose is the only one of its kind, and people are literally dying to get their hands on it in this charming, witty, fun, and addictive cozy mystery.

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore returns in Book 2 of the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series, excited for a new adventure when she goes to stay at the Ellis Estate at the request of the President of Shellesby College.

But she doesn’t quite expect all the twist and turns that she and her charming Chihuahua, Ant, experience at the sprawling estate that’s the proud home of the world-renowned Enchanted Twilight Rose.

There, she meets Lauren, the woman of the house who swears up and down she’s being haunted by a ghost. The estate cook, Victor, will do anything to get his hands on those priceless roses. But Amalia, who owns a local bath and body shop, is obsessed with the roses, too—and she is not Lauren’s biggest fan . . . not by a long shot.

But this is nothing compared to suddenly finding an estate employee dead while Heather is busy solving the mystery of the ghost!

The Enchanted Twilight Rose is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and everyone at the Ellis estate will stop at nothing to get at them . . . that is, if they don’t get caught on the thorns!

Every Thorn Has Its Rose is the second novel in the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and six-figure roses in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery mixed in with just a dash of romance!

Readers adore the Murder on the Vine cozy mysteries:

“. . . had me totally hooked . . .”

“. . . laugh out loud adorable . . .”

“. . . just so funny . . .”

” . . . exceptionally great cozy mystery . . .”

“. . . lovely jaunt into the botanical world . . .”

“. . . one you certainly shouldn’t miss . . .”

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

” . . . a charming story with a great sense of humor, delightful animal characters, a strong love of gardening, a sweet romance, and a well-written murder mystery.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!
powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart will have you laughing your head off as it challenges your mind and warms your heart!
WARNING: extremely funny! May cause uncontrolled bouts of laughter.

If you love animals, THIS book is for YOU!

Ant, the irresistible chihuahua, is more than a main character.
Read how he steals the show, just as he steals your heart!
And what about the PURRFECT PURRSIAN PUSSYCAT, Pansy?
Once Pansy sets eyes on William, she doesn’t let go . . . literally!

Fall out of your chair laughing as you read how William has to go through the days doing everything while holding a cat in one arm.

” . . . Krista Lockheart does a charming job of building a quirky setting around the love of flowers and animals with writing that establishes a cheery, colorful, and humorous tone. This is a world that you want to be part of and immerse yourself in.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

There’s something growing in the garden . . . and it’s not a flower. A mystery is growing in the garden!

Greenhouse expert and horticulture Professor Heather Moore gets a new lease on life when she inherits her grandparents’ estate in New England. But the garden she loved as a child has seen better days. Determined to restore her grandfather’s garden to its former beauty, she’s accompanied by Ant, her charming chihuahua, and Pansy, her grandfather’s cat.

But wait, what? Heather suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when she finds some human remains in an old potting shed. As she discovers clues and follows the evidence, a few suspects cross her mind, but ultimately they point to one wily and clever killer. Suddenly in danger herself, can Heather solve this puzzling mystery, restore her family’s legacy, and bring about justice?

Meanwhile, her chance meeting with fellow flower enthusiast, Lars Oslo, turns her world upside down as she falls in love with that handsome and kind man. Their dates are off the charts romantic, and Heather feels like she won the lottery as their relationship progresses. Read how her fresh clean romance bursts into bloom in an unforgettable way.
” . . . Romance is incorporated throughout with a sweet and genuine relationship that balances out the murder mystery while also creating the sense of a new beginning in her life. Heather is a character with a great sense of humor and confidence in herself that’s infectious, such as her feeling ready to conquer the world and be on top of it. She’s a character that you’d want to be friends with in real life.” ~ FIVE-STAR REVIEW FROM READERS’ CHOICE!

April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is the first novel in the Murder on the Vine series. Join Heather and Ant as they explore the seedy underworld of gardens, greenhouses, and flower shops in this ‘unputdownable’ murder mystery!

Extremely funny, with a fast-paced plot and appealing characters, this adorable and ingenious story will embed itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.

Perfect for chick-lit fans and with a dash of sweet romance as well, this will appeal and be highly accessible to many readers.

Don’t miss this breakout novel in the cozy genre and pick up a copy today!

Author Krista Lockheart’s debut novel earned seven awards and ten glowing editorial reviews.


Meet Krista Lockheart

Award-winning author Krista Lockheart writes irresistible cozy mysteries filled with humor and buzzworthy characters and plots. Her favorite activity is interacting with her readers from all over the world, and she enjoys their feedback and comments on her social media platforms. She loves good food, good conversation, and good books! Cooking is a passion, and she especially enjoys making pasta with vegetables. Chocolate, avocado, and seafood are her favorite foods to celebrate with.

Lessons for Broke Georgia

You need more than money to pay off your debts. You need…lessons? Money problems are the norm for Georgia Alfonso. She’s hit a new low after her unfaithful fiancé racked up her credit cards, dumped her, and left the country. With the help of Charlie, a successful (and sexy!) investor, Georgia explores wacky, unconventional ways to make extra money to pay off the debt. As she becomes more financially savvy and gains the confidence to date again, she unexpectedly finds herself caught in the middle of a money feud between the Bakers—a dangerous family—and her mother, who’s taken off without a word. Her real problems start with a threat. Then her cat disappears. While still trying to keep up with her debt payments, Georgia’s search for her mother sends her down a trail of shocking secrets surrounding her broken family’s past. As she gets closer to the truth behind her mother’s relationship to the Bakers, they become increasingly hostile. Charlie’s getting skittish at all this drama, and Georgia fears her family problems will ruin her shot at true love. Can Georgia find her mother soon—before the Bakers follow through with their promises to harm her and her loved ones…and ruin her whole life? Lessons for Broke Georgia is a hilarious, raunchy tale that boldly confronts the uncomfortable topic of personal debt and explores how our issues on love, family, and self-worth can determine whether we financially thrive—or flounder.

Meet Donna Fernandez

Donna Fernandez was born in Toronto and grew up in Vancouver. She received her BA at the University of British Columbia and earned her certification in Equities Trading through the Canadian Securities Institute. She is based out of Canada and Costa Rica.

Clueless in Croatia

D.I. Fierce always gets his man, but can he get his woman?

Actor Leonard Lupine knows one thing…

He is sick of his life both on and off screen. Leaping at an opportunity to escape to a villa in Croatia, he finds himself impossibly tempted by his sassy concierge.

The last thing Isabella needs is another demanding, oddball, B-list celebrity as a guest. Especially one as grumpy as Leonard, no matter how attractive he is.

Can he conquer his fears and risk trusting someone else with his heart after last time?

Meet Joy Skye

Joy lives on the seductive island of Corfu with her four dogs and an embarrassing number of cats.

Her many years working in the tourist industry on this sunny isle and her love of all things literary inspired her first novel which recently hit the #1 spot in Greek Travel much to her delight.

She loves to cook, dance and drink wine, usually at the same time, and is currently working on book number four, due to be released later this year.

She also loves to travel, absolutely anywhere, and is looking forward to jumping on a plane!

This Charmless Man

For fans of Sophie Ranald, Fiona Gibson and Mhairi McFarlane. Dating hasn’t always turned out well for Lucy and her latest prospect isn’t any different when this ‘perfect’ man turns out to be…well, rather charmless. Not that she cares, but for some reason Lucy always seems to be making a fool of herself in front of this jerk whenever they bump into each other. But what happens when he helps her out of a sticky situation? Maybe this charmless man isn’t as charmless as she first thought? Could he possibly be attracted to her? And just when Lucy starts getting her life on track, her career explodes and takes her to unexpected places and notoriety. Please don’t mention Knickergate! Can the two misfits ever get together or have they both blown it before it begins? Read now in this fun, romantic comedy.

Meet LM Barrett

Hi there. Thanks for checking out my author page. I live in Bath with my husband, two kids and a jug puppy called Bobby. I’ve written a number of books which vary in theme but are all highly entertaining and fast-paced.

Twelve Days of Fruitcake

A delightful Christmas story that begins when an old woman gives a special fruitcake to her friend. The friend, in turn, gives it to someone else. For twelve days the fruitcake exchanges hands, improving the life of everyone who receives it. Charming, heartwarming, and magical.

Meet Nancy Hill

Nancy Hill is an Oregon writer/photojournalist. Her two sons are grown so it’s now up to her dog Frankenstein to keep her company. Christmas has long been her favorite holiday, and she’s even found a fruitcake she loves.

Five Years Later

“Life is chaos,” says Nana. “Just as it should be.”
“Should it?” I try to hide my disagreement.
A smile lifts her wrinkled cheeks. “Yup… Without chaos, there is no growth.”

Elle Fox is a twenty-three-year-old dog mom living in a tiny house outside of Portland, Oregon. With a newly divorced mother next door who is starting over at fifty and a wealthy, narcissist father she hasn’t been able to look at since “the incident”, adulthood has become more chaotic than anticipated.

When an old friend invites her to join a group “zencation” to the Oregon Coast, Elle finds herself in the charming town of Newport in a picturesque mansion with her former high school peeps… and another man she can hardly stand to look at: her ex, Scott Darcy.

Five years ago, Scott had pulled Elle in like a rip tide. A rebel with a taste for adventure, he swept her away from small town life into the vast beauty of the outdoors. They had plans to see the world together… until he left her for someone else.

But sometimes things are not as they appear. When Elle finds an old trinket box in Scott’s truck that tells another story about their breakup, she must choose between shunning the past – and two of the most important men in her life – for good, or digging it up to heal a love that should’ve never been lost and a bond that should’ve never been broken.

Told in dual timelines, FIVE YEARS LATER explores the trials of true love, the ties of a family divided, and the challenges of forgiving those who unintentionally hurt us- including ourselves.


Meet Sarah Kraft

Sarah Kraft was born and raised in Oregon. By day, she designs jewelry for Portland’s premiere brides. By night, she writes novels and designs prints for her fashion line, KoutureDeLeKraft. She is the author of four major novels for teens and adults. Follow her online for dog mom stories, wine reviews, and fashion tips.

Cocoa and Chanel

The New South Wales Police Force Just Got More Fashionable!

Cocoa and Chanel is the acclaimed first novel in an exciting new Cozy Mystery Series By The Multi-Award-Winning Author, Donna Joy Usher.

Faced with the unattractive options of an affair with her boss’s husband or the unknown, Chanel Smith chooses the unknown and unwittingly traps herself into joining the New South Wales’ Police Force.

More interested in fashion than felony, she staggers through training and finds herself posted to the forces most notorious crime hot spot, King’s Cross. There, she becomes entangled in a case of the worst kind – a serial killer targeting young women.

As she is drawn further into the seedy underground in her attempt to unravel the truth, Chanel makes new friends, new enemies and attracts the attention of the killer. Can she solve the case in time, or will she become the killer’s next victim?

This is a light-hearted cozy mystery with plenty of laughs suitable for fans of Janet Evanovich, Deborah Coonts, Jana Deleon and Stephanie Bond.

Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards eBook Fiction Category.

Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards Humor Category.


Meet Donna Joy Usher

Donna Joy Usher is the multi-award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of The Chanel Series, The Seven Steps to Closure, and The War Faery Trilogy.
She published her first book three years ago and since then has received much praise and acclaim for her work, as well as winning six awards and placing in a further six.
Born in Brisbane, she started her working career as a dentist. After 15 years of drilling and filling she discovered there was more to life, and put pen to paper. Now she drills by day and writes by night.
She is currently living in beautiful Perth with her husband and two miniature Schnauzers, Chloe and Xena.

You Sound White

Author Kelly J Morgan has entered the literary world with a novel that will trigger conversations, debates, and intellectual observations for years to come. You Sound White is the story of protagonist Tallulah and a cast of young aspiring African-American women five years post-college. Her writing career has not taken off as she has planned and she is working three jobs to makes ends meet. She has grown up in a world that judges her on her skin color and how she talks. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she befriends a homeless woman named Lily. Tallulah realizes that there is a story there and as Lily’s past materializes, her own life is illuminated and dissected in ways she could have never imagined. You Sound White removes the urban veil away from the most radiant character interactions you have ever read with poignant dialogue that rides along a pragmatic plot that will have you hanging on each and every chapter. Author Kelly Morgan writes like a seasoned veteran and has elevated the expectations of debut works. She is here to slay.


Meet Kelly Morgan

Author Kelly J Morgan has entered the literary world with a novel that will trigger conversations, debates, and intellectual observations for years to come