Eden Tywyn is happy with her job, tending plants at Cambridge Mall in the little town of Packard Falls, but she’s getting the urge to move on, trying to keep one step ahead of her late husband’s family and her past. When the unpopular mall manager goes missing, believed dead in a plane crash, money comes up short in the mall’s accounts, and there is evidence of sabotage at the facility, the owner asks Eden to help her find answers. Not the most social of people, she’s unsure of how to proceed, but is motivated by the fact that the mall’s security manager is looking at her with suspicion.
The Plant Lady: Twigs to Villainy by Gwen Pankhurst is an amusing cozy mystery, with interesting characters and a relatively complex plot. While the current crime is tied up neatly at the end, just enough of Eden’s past is inserted to whet a reader’s appetite for sequels.
I give it five stars.