Arsenic in the Azaleas - Dale Mayer

Arsenic in the Azaleas

By Dale Mayer

  • Release Date: 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 637 Ratings


A new cozy mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Dale Mayer. Follow gardener and amateur sleuth Doreen Montgomery—and her amusing and mostly lovable cat, dog, and parrot—as they catch murderers and solve crimes in lovely Kelowna, British Columbia.
Riches to rags. … Controlling to chaos. … But murder … seriously?
After her ex-husband leaves her high and dry, former socialite Doreen Montgomery's chance at a new life comes in the form of her grandmother, Nan's, dilapidated old house in picturesque Kelowna … and the added job of caring for the animals Nan couldn’t take into assisted living with her: Thaddeus, the loquacious African gray parrot with a ripe vocabulary, and his buddy, Goliath, a monster-size cat with an equally monstrous attitude.
It’s the new start Doreen and her beloved basset hound, Mugs, desperately need. But, just as things start to look up for Doreen, Goliath the cat and Mugs the dog find a human finger in Nan’s overrun garden.
And not just a finger. Once the police start digging, the rest of the body turns up and turns out to be connected to an old unsolved crime.
With her grandmother as the prime suspect, Doreen soon finds herself stumbling over clues and getting on Corporal Mack Moreau’s last nerve, as she does her best to prove her beloved Nan innocent of murder.


  • Arsenic in the Azaleas - Lovely Lethal Gardens

    By bjs70
    What a fun book, including the three pets. The characters are all interesting and the mystery held my attention. I didn’t know who the “bad guy” was until the end of the book.
  • Fun mystery

    By NewEarthorBust
    Quirky characters. Humorous book.
  • Great storyline

    By exelbert
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Quick reading, easy to follow and keeps you engaged throughout. Read it in one sitting.
  • Arsenic in the Azalies

    By Pins4
    Loved the book. Can’t wait to read more of your books!
  • Arsenic in the Azaelas

    By Sammisue79
    The book was fairly well written. The twist interns were somewhat predictable but I wasn’t expecting what happened at the end of the book. I like the characters, Doreen and Mack. The pet menagerie was especially cute. Thaddeus, Mugs, and Goliath really enhance the story. I have a Maine Coon, Zoe, and she is adorable just like Goliath. I plan to read other books in the series.
  • Arsenic in the Azaleas

    By Bun Brrabbid Lop
    1st book of the series of: Lovely Lethal Garden Series. Cozy mystery book with funny parts. Also, gutsy parts by the female main character. Held my interest. Also, enjoyed the detective. And, of his and hers points of views on things...usually, not the same. Flowed smoothly. Also, other characters introduced—Grandma & her 3 pets. Looking forward to reading more of series. 🐰🐰🐰
  • Arsenic in the Azaleas

    By L'oiseu noir
    Love this book. The main character is not too flawed and her fur and feather family are lovable and bring humor to this story. Of course , Mack is the typical lawman saying stay out of my cases, but he has a soft side that is always nice to see. Love this book!
  • Good Read

    By elfant
    Light and enjoyable, entertaining - a good summer read.
  • Arsenic in the Azaleas

    By Tn Filly
    Thoroughly enjoyable quick read!
  • Arsenic in the Azales

    By Lindi rae
    I really enjoyed this book and the use of the animals to solve the murders.