Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Mystery Theme - Roses

Roses - an interesting theme for this Monday. I chose it is because of a suggestion from my Mystery Reading Group at Firewheel Barnes and Noble. A lot of the group are into roses and were wondering if there were mysteries involving roses. So I undertook the task to find out. Here is what I found.

The Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery (English Garden Mysteries) by Anthony Eglin

The Trail of the Wild Rose: An English Garden Mystery by Anthony Eglin

Murder by Roses by Alinka Zyrmont

There were several short stories as well that I did not list. I expected to find quite a few more books but did not - I'm sure there are more. Let me know if you know of any others.

About the picture: My wife bought a cutting off the Lady Banks Rose Bush in Tombstone, AZ at the Rose Tree Inn. This is what it looks like today after several years of trimming back. The one in Tombstone is reported as the World's Largest Rosebush and originated from a cutting taken off a rosebush in Scotland in 1885.

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." - Ziggy


Book Dilettante said...

I've read the Eglin books but not the third, Murder by Roses. Must look it up. I enjoy gardening mysteries. Here's my review of Jeffrey Deaver's thriller, The Stone Monkey

JenningsJunk said...

Cool theme this week! LOVE the tidbit (and historical part) about your roses...they are beautiful! I even double-clicked the picture to really see it's glory.

Meadowview Thymes said...

OMG--the roses are beautiful. Tell Tina I am so envious.
Sounds like I need to check out these rose mystery books. Can't decide which one to try first!