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Krista Lockheart

Award-Winning Author

A Mystery Is Blooming . . .

Krista Lockheart, Cozy Mystery Author, April Showers Bring Dead Flowers

A powerful new cozy mystery series from award-winning and bestselling author Krista Lockheart. Join greenhouse expert Heather Moore and her sassy chihuahua as they uncover something unexpected in her new estate garden in this buzz-worthy fresh novel.

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 two of her favorite former students.

But wait, what? Ant suddenly digs up an even bigger challenge when he finds some human remains buried 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?

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!

A Howl of a Good Mystery!

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Not every dog can howl . . . or solve a murder!

Adelaide and Truman—Belle Chasse’s funniest and smartest Basset Hound—are practically inseparable. And when a murder mystery comes barking at their doorstep, they band together to fight for the town they love.

 

After opening Baked Books with her human bestie, Georgia, Adelaide is delighted when a world-famous author agrees to sign books at their bookstore and bakery’s anniversary event. Truman’s so excited he wears a tuxedo for the occasion!

 

But Oscar Paris’s life as a bestselling author isn’t exactly everything Adelaide fantasized about in her wildest dreams . . . 

 

especially when he turns up dead at his own wedding, which is regrettably Baked Books first big catering gig!

 

In this funny, charming, and exciting mystery with a sweet romance, “till death do us part” comes much too soon for Belle Chasse’s famous resident.

 

But with Adelaide and Truman—along with a wildly attractive police detective—on the case, this band of quirky characters, charming animal shenanigans, and puzzles to solve will leave you howling with laughter.

 

Howl Once for Murder is the first book in the Baked Books Mysteries series that follows Adelaide and her brilliant Basset Hound, Truman, as they solve mysteries and capture your hearts.

 

Though the main mystery is resolved in each book of the series, the sweet romance will start in book one and continue throughout the series.

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Stop and smell the roses . . .

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. 

Set in an elegant millionaire's mansion in the spectacular seaside setting of Newport, Rhode Island, greenhouse expert and botany Professor Heather Moore returns in Book 2 of the Murder on the Vine Cozy Mystery series. This time,she's excited about a new adventure when she goes to stay at the Ellis Estate at the request of the President of Shellesby College.

However, she doesn't quite expect all the twists 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. They're 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!

⭐⭐FIRST PLACE 2022 Winter Pinnacle Book Awards in Romance⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
⭐⭐⭐FIRST PLACE 2022 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Romance⭐⭐  
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⭐⭐⭐FIRST PLACE 2022 BookFest Awards in Humorous⭐⭐ 
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⭐⭐⭐FINALIST 2022 Book Excellence Awards in Romance⭐
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⭐⭐⭐SECOND PLACE 2022 Bookfesr Awards in Girls & Women⭐
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⭐⭐⭐SILVER AWARD 2022 Literary Titan Book Awards⭐
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⭐⭐HONORABLE MENTION 2022 BookFest Awards in Coming of Age⭐

What People Are Saying:

"The opening sets an interesting tone for the story as beautiful flowers are a source of happiness for Heather while also creating an ominous setting for murder. 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. It just happens to have a dash of murder. 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 and Lars' dynamic starts with their shared love of flowers and then steadily turns into a sweet connection that adds elements of romantic comedy to the mystery. 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. April Showers Bring Dead Flowers is 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." -Readers' Favorite, FIVE-STAR REVIEW!