Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: THE AZALEA ASSAULT by Alyse Carlson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Azalea Assault
By Alyse Carlson
Publication Date: June 5, 2012

From Amazon:

Roanoke, Virginia is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’ job to promote them. But when an out of towner turns up dead, she discovers there’s no good way to spin murder…

Camellia Harris has achieved a coup in the PR world. The premier national magazine for garden lovers has agreed to feature one of Roanoke’s most spectacular gardens in its pages—and world-famous photographer Jean-Jacques Georges is going to shoot the spread. But at the welcoming party, Jean-Jacques insults several guests, complains that flowers are boring, and gooses almost every woman in the room. When a body is found the next morning, sprawled across the azaleas, it’s almost no surprise that the victim is Jean-Jacques.

With Cam’s brother-in-law blamed for the crime—and her reporter boyfriend, Rob, wanting the scoop—Cam decides to use her skills to solve the murder. Luckily a PR pro like Cam knows how to be nosy…

I can't wait to read this book. Yes, I already have it pre-ordered. For one, I love mysteries, including cozy mysteries. For two, I do know the author. She's one of my blogger friends. Three, it takes place in my hometown, so it'll be very cool to read about my own backyard, so to speak.

What's your "waiting-on" pick this week?