Night of the Living Dandelion

A Flower Shop Mystery
Night of the Living Dandelion: A Flower Shop Mystery. Obsidian Mysteries: NAL. Apr. 2011. c.336p. ISBN 9780451233011. pap. $6.99. M
Florist Abby Knight's (Dirty Rotten Tendrils) improbable adventures continue in her small town, but with fiancée Marco, the PI teaching her to be his partner, this series has expanded possibilities. Ex-Army Ranger Marco is being called back to duty, and he's training Vlad, a military friend of his, to help with the bar in his absence. When local nursing director Lori is killed—drained of her blood—Vlad comes under suspicion because he looks like a vampire. Marco and Abby need to figure out who hated Lori enough to kill her.
VERDICT This spoof on the vampire craze, with a wacky subplot involving the always-entertaining cousin Jillian, will keep readers laughing. Horticulture adds a nice twist to the plot.

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