The Rhyme of the Magpie is a cozy mystery by Marty Wingate.
Julia Lanchester, unhappy with her father's remarriage too soon after her mother's death, quits her job on his popular BBC program, A Bird in the Hand. She retreats to a small village, taking a job in tourist management.
Then her father goes missing, a man is murdered, and Julia reluctantly joins forces with her father's new assistant to discover just what is going on.
Marty (Martha) Wingate has another cozy series about gardening: The Potting Shed Mysteries. In addition to her mysteries, Wingate has written four books on gardening, writes for various gardening publications, and gives garden tours.
"She is a member of the Arboretum Foundation, Northwest Horticultural Society, the Royal Horticultural Society, Sisters in Crime, and the Mystery Writers of America." (via The Garden Show Blog)
Read in February. Blog post scheduled for June 13, 2015.
Cozy Mystery. June 22, 2015.