Kate Collins is the author of the best-selling Flower Shop Mysteries

01 Nov

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Her books have made the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery best-sellers’ lists, the Independent Booksellers’ best-seller’s lists, as well as booksellers’ lists in Australia and England. All of the books are available in hardback, large print editions both in the U.S. and in the UK. An Indiana native, Kate graduated from Purdue University with a master’s degree in education. She taught elementary school for six years, but after the birth of her first child, gave up her teaching career to pursue a long-time dream of putting her stories to paper.

After writing short humorous stories for children’s magazines and working part-time as a legal secretary, she sold her first historical romance novel in 1995. Since then she has published seven historical romantic suspenses and eight mysteries.

Kate is currently working on the ninth book in the Flower Shop series, with a release date of February, 2010.When not growing roots at her computer, Kate loves to grow flowers and vegetables in her garden. Other passions include yoga, exploring the Greek Isles, decorating, power walking, spending time with family and friends, sampling great wines and dark chocolate, and enjoying every moment of life. The author lives in Northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida.

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To Catch a Leaf

Flower shop owner Abby Knight is aglow with happiness now that she’s officially engaged to her longtime beau, Marco Salvare. Nothing can possibly dampen her joy-until wealthy dowager Virginia Newport is killed, and Abby’s assistant Grace Bingham is the prime suspect.

The plot thickens when they stumble upon mysterious stolen art and a missing cat, all part of an elaborate heist. Before Abby can throw her bouquet, she’ll have to save her friend and throw a killer and a thief in jail…

More exciting news: Super sleuth Abby Knight and I created a Facebook page for The Flower Shop Mystery Series! If you are on Facebook, Like our page to get all of the latest updates about The Flower Shop Mysteries and for exciting contest information. Even if you are not on Facebook, just Google The Flower Shop Mystery Series and Click on the Facebook link–no need to log in to find out what is happening at Bloomers!



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