The Begonia Bribe

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Berkley Publishing Group, May 7, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country's most exquisite gardens, and it's Camellia Harris's job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There's jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.

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User Review  - murderbydeath - LibraryThing

I just couldn't get into this book at all. I liked the first book well enough that I looked forward to this one, but it just fell flat. I had a hard time remembering who was who from the first book at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Cami is recruited to help with pr for Roanoke's Little Miss Begonia festival. She finds her old high school frenemy Mindy has two daughters entered, although the younger girl, Lizzie, would rather be ... Read full review

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