Marigolds and Murder (#1 Port Danbury Series) by London Lovett

MarigoldsThis was the perfect introduction to a “new to me” cozy mystery series.  The main character, Lacey pulls you right in with her tossing the fast city life to open a flower shop in the small town.  The supporting characters have an easily familiar feel and enhance the plot.  Her pets, (although I think Kingston may think he is the owner and Lacey is the pet) and cat add the right balance and “extra cozy” to the tale.  Add in a nose that has a superpower ability at smelling, and the book just flowed.  Last year I received this book as a giveaway and had it tucked into my kindle – so glad to rediscover it there during my vacation!

Learn more about this author and the series HERE.


Lacey ‘Pink’ Pinkerton has left behind six figure job and her reputation as the million dollar nose—a nickname her super sense of smell earned her within the perfume industry. With her pet crow Kingston and a tabby cat named Nevermore, she is settling right into her new life in the small coastal town of Port Danby. With a flower shop opening soon and a full cast of quirky neighbors and friends, her new digs are exactly what she’s been looking for. Away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city Lacey has found peace and happiness. However, her heightened sense of smell proves to be of use once again when a Port Danby neighbor turns up dead. Lacey finds herself caught up in an unexpected murder investigation alongside the handsome local detective, James Briggs. She’s determined to find the killer and solve the murder mystery before any more bodies turn up.


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