Soon after moving in they make an impossibly exciting discovery---one that defies every known law of nature and science. They find a blue rose bush flourishing in their walled garden. But as word of their discovery leaks out, the Sheppard's peaceful existence is shattered and they find themselves plunged into a world of coded journals, genetic experiments, cold-blooded greed, and, ultimately, murder. Threatened from every direction, with no one to trust but themselves and Lawrence Kingston, a gardening expert to whom they have revealed their exciting secret---the only way they can save their lives is to unravel the dark, seductive secret of the Blue Rose.
There's blood amongst the roses in this cozy mystery debut by a prize-winning member of the American Rose Society. Architect Alex Sheppard and his wife, avid gardener Kate, are strolling through the garden of their newly purchased home when they come across a rosebush with bright blue roses, a plant believed to be merely the stuff of legend. Although the Sheppards attempt to keep their discovery quiet, they're soon besieged by a variety of people who would stoop to anything to get their hands on the blue rose--even kill.
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