Oak and Dagger

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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When it comes to gardening, Cassandra “Casey” Calhoun isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. But when it comes to murder, she's not the kind of gal to let any killer get away clean... Despite cooler fall temperatures in Washington, D.C., tempers flare at the White House when important historical documents go missing from the curator's office and the gardeners are blamed. As if that isn't bad enough, Casey has started receiving death threats, the president's pooch is digging unsightly holes all over the South Lawn, and the curator has been found dead. All evidence for the murder points to Gordon Sims, the chief gardener. His fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and witnesses saw him arguing with the curator shortly before her death. With the help of Special Agent Jack Turner, her reluctant sidekick and new flame, Casey works to clear Gordon's name. Along the way she finds herself in a deadly race against time to discover if there's a link between the stolen papers, the dog's holes in the South Lawn, and a rumored two-hundred-year-old treasure—before the killer strikes again...

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User Review  - murderbydeath - LibraryThing

Excellent read! Fast paced, interesting and with very little 'filler' in the form of internal dialogue or constant review of suspects - this was handled really gracefully with a paragraph here and ... Read full review

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Oak And Dagger is the third book in the A White House Gardener Mystery series by Dorothy St. James. Another wonderful story from Dorothy St. James, but I also want to draw the readers attention to the ... Read full review

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Dorothy St. James lives a charmed life at the beach just outside Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, two slightly needy dogs, and a contemplative cat. She earned her bachelor of science in aquaculture, fisheries, and wildlife biology from Clemson University's School of Agriculture, graduating at the top of her class. She went on to receive a master of public administration from the University of Charleston with an emphasis on environmental urban planning.

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