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The language of flowersA terrific start to a new series and a departure from the paranormal books by the author But it is a worthwhile departure A wonderful plot with characters that embrace the normal but still enhance the story Whilst the animals are in a league of their own especially Oren who has a real ability to sniff out crime and criminals She has a real monster for a boss demanding, aggressive and with a demeaning attitude to others So when she finally snaps and gives in her notice it is with relief However now she has to find not only another job but also somewhere to live as the landlord has given notice to the tenant that she can t sublet The inheritance of a cottage and nursery now sound like a godsend Okay she s planning to sell but in the meanwhile she ll have somewhere to stay Her first night though is eventful as she breaks up a dog and cat fight whilst finding an area of disturbed earth Morning has her uncovering a dead body Now with the cottage out of bounds she is grateful for the writer next door letting her use his guest room Who killed the man and why Add in an absent minded professor, a cousin who wants her to sell so he can get the commission and an unquenchable curiosity Will she find the killer Will she sell Will she stay even though she knows nothing about flowers, planting or how to run a nursery The first book in the English Garden mysteries Poppy is working at a thankless job with no chance of advancement when she receives a letter from the lawyer handling her estranged Grandmother s estate Upon her arrival at the lawyer s office, she takes the keys and goes to see the rundown garden While there, someone tries to break into the cottage and Poppy finds the handyman buried in a flower bed She has quirky neighbors One side is a retired professional teacher and the other is a well known mystery writer She meets Oren, yellow orange tomcat He has a minor role in the tale Poppy decides to bring the Garden and back to life I recommend this book. I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it I was so excited to hear about this new series by HY Hanna and hoped it would be just as good as her other series Deadhead and Buried was such a fun read, the mystery was well done, the theme was fun and there are a lot of fun and quirky characters It s an awesome start to this new series and I am looking forward to see where this series goes next.Deeadhead and Buried starts with main character Poppy having a bad day on her job, her boss doesn t treat her well and she s not enjoying her work Luckily for Poppy thing are about to change for her A letter comes informing her that she has inherited her grandmother s cottage She jumps on the train to check it out, planning to sell it and use the money to follow her dreams, but then she finds a body in the garden and she finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery And slowly falling in love with the lovely cottage and garden.The mystery was well done, while it starts a bit later in the book as there is a bit of introduction first, it was still worked out very well I liked trying to figure out who was the murderer and I liked the reveal when we find out who did it I hadn t expects that person to be the murderer and I liked being surprised It did make sense, even tough there are only a few hints in that direction, but mostly it s that I didn t realize those things were clues, it s great when things fall on it s place and how much sense it makes There are enough suspects and not many clues at first, which made for an interesting situation It also felt realistic how Poppy slowly got into solving the mystery, she just wanted to figure things out and defend her new friend and slowly ends up solving it when she finds the right clue.I liked Poppy, she seemed friendly and curious Her situation is so typical for a cozy mystery with an inheritance sending her on a different road, but the way the plot was worked out still made it feel fresh Poppy was a likable main character who just want to follow her dreams and get out of her dreary job and I love seeing her find her place I admit I am not a fan of the plot lines where a character is set on selling a place, while you know they re going to stay But as here the focus wasn t too much on it and it got resolved by the end of the book I didn t mind as much and it did make sense that Poppy was planning to sell it first I liked following Poppy s story and seeing her grow attached to the town, cottage and people here.There is a great cast of quirky side characters, from the elusive crime author to the quirky elderly inventor who lives next door Then there is an orange tom cat called Oren and a terrier And there is the friendly lawyer who helps her out, her rude cousin, some friendly villagers and a female detective who seems to know what she is doing And there is even a potential love interest for Poppy, but we ll see how that goes in future books I liked getting to know these side characters a bit and I am looking forward to seeof them in future books.I also liked the gardening plant theme, it s infused in the book with enough about the plants and gardening, but also done in a way that makes sense I don t know as much about plants, but I do like plants and enjoyed reading about them I also think it s quite the unique theme for a cozie as I can t remember seeing too many books with a similar theme It s also clear the author knows her plants with the many plant names and also the bits of information dropped throughout the book.To summarize Deadhead and Buried is an awesome start to this new series Poppy is a fun main character and I was happy to see her luck turn around and see her slowly find her place in this new town and the cottage she inherited The mystery was well done, it kept me guessing and surprised me with the murderer, but there are enough clues that looking back it makes sense There is a fun cast of interesting and quirky side characters, among which an elderly inventor, a reclusive crime author and an orange tom cat and a terrier The gardening and plant theme was a fun touch and well done The author seems to know a lot about plants with the plant names and bits of information dropped throughout the book All in all I had a lot of fun reading this one and can t wait for book 2 With very little education or self confidence, Poppy Lancaster doesn t think much in her future She has to work extra long hours, but gets no overtime pay She can barely pay her part of the rent and utilities and minimum payments on the credit card debt left when her mother died What little is left goes to pay for food.After receiving a letter from Charles Mannering, an attorney, Poppy takes a day off to meet with him It turns out to be a good choice, as she discovers that she has inherited the Hollyhock Cottage Garden Nursery from her grandmother, Mary Lancaster After moving into the cottage, she realizes she has her work cut out for her The gardens are completely overgrown with weeds and vines except for one area This area looks to be dug up recently Things get interesting when Poppy trips and falls in the freshly turned soil She finds a body and things just seems to go from bad to worse.Who was the person buried in the garden How long has the body been there Will Poppy sell the Nursery or try to make a go of it Will the corpse affect the decision to keep or sell H.Y Hanna puts so much into her books that you can find it really hard to put them down Deadhead and Buried kept me up at night and I loved it I am looking forward to readingbooks in this series. Reviewed at Haunted BookshelfPoppy is facing a dull and boring existence in a job she loathes and with dreams unable to be realized All that will change when she inherits her emotionally distant grandmother s garden cottage, a place now overrun with flowers, weeds, and broken pottery oh, and a dead body.Poppy might be able to have beautiful blooms keen over at her slightest glance, but the cottage is working its magic on her soul Yes, there s a mystery to be solved, new neighbors to get to know, an annoying relative that she d rather not have met, and just maybe a touch of romance in her future But first, she has to figure out why this guy ended up dead in her or her grandmother s garden plot.As with any mystery or cozy mystery, I will not go into plot details in a review that s just wrong on so many levels I will, however, say that DEADHEAD AND BURIED captured my attention with a really good base story, several twists and turns along the way and rich characters that I easily either liked loved or loathed Watching Poppy come into her own sense of worth and purpose was a delightful part of this story And no, I did not see that reveal coming although looking back knowing who did actually do it there were enough clues, I just frankly didn t pick up on them So I think it s safe to say that any mystery lover will enjoy figuring out this one without a doubt in my mind.I m excited to be beginning a new series with H Y Hanna, although I miss the paranormal aspect there is certainly enough mystery and engaging characters to satisfy me.I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Deadhead and Buried earns 5 5 Sprigs of Heather Engaging Can t Miss Read What would make one quit their job Demanding boss Personal rebukes Docking pay Twenty something Poppy Lancaster acquiesces desperately needing her paycheck, but when the last straw comes, quitting is the only solution Remembering a chance meeting and the gift of a papier m ch sprig of heather pin, Heather symbolizes transformative change from the mundane to the extraordinary The mundane is left behind and the extraordinary leads to the Oxfordshire countryside, you are the sole beneficiary of her estate Extraordinary isn t without its problems missing keys, overgrown garden, need of repairs cottage, four legged and two legged intruders, and a dead body H.Y Hanna is my most favorite author of my two most favorite series Oxford Tearoom Mysteries and Bewitched by Chocolate , so I was ecstatic about her new series that would still be set in Oxfordshire, and weaving through the drama is fascinating English gardens, small village life, and a cata big one with a demanding nature Love it Although the murder investigation doesn t get started right off, something I prefer, my attention was immediately engaged with introductions and a compelling back story I prefer a first person narrative, but that s easily overlooked because Hanna s style is well paced, clever, and entertaining along with vivid descriptions and banter that illustrates well the tone, emotion, and personality of the characters Poppy has joined a marvelous community of Hanna women Gemma Rose and Caitlyn Le Fey who lack confidence and struggle to overcome their past or insecurities, but they find their inner strength and their skill at amateur sleuthing Romance Maybe I highly recommend this first in the series Oh, I recommend anything from H.Y Hanna Disclosure I received an ARC My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments. DEADHEAD AND BURIED is the first book in the English Cottage Garden Mystery series by H.Y Hanna, and it lays a firm foundation for what promises to be a fun new series.I enjoyed the run down cottage setting and the nursery with all of its beautiful flowery potential After inheriting her estranged grandmother s cottage, nursery, and surrounding gardens, Poppy abruptly quits her dead end job in London and heads to Oxfordshire Though intent on selling the estate, she finds herself falling in love with it and getting mixed up in a murder mystery to boot.I admit that I did not initially warm to Poppy Honestly, she seemed kind of dumb, but shethan redeemed herself as the story progressed Dr Bertie Noble, her eccentric inventor next door neighbor is an endearing hoot, providing much of the comic relief within the pages Poppy s other next door neighbor crime writer Nick Forrest adds some moodiness, mystery, and possibly romance in the future, to the mix Solicitor Charles Manning lends a fatherly influence on Poppy, and her cousin Hubert is smarmy But, each one is not all they appear to be, or are they Of course, there are animals to round out the character list, and they add so much to the tale.There were some clues that pointed to the perpetrator, but I did not pay much attention to them, so I was surprised by the their identity This revelation absolutely made the book for me The mystery is well plotted and moved along at a steady pace I look forward toadventures with Poppy and friends Recommended.I received a copy of this title from the author and voluntarily shared my thoughts here. Meet Poppy.Poppy Lancaster really wants to chuck her no place job with the Cruella DeVille boss But with no money, no home of her own and bills left by her mother s death she s stuck.When a letter arrives announcing she is the soul heir to her grandmother s estate, she decides to change her life.What she didn t know is a tangled mass of flowers and weeds, a dead body, an orange cat named Oren or a slightly eccentric scientist named Bertie would change her life in a way she least expected Poppy has decided to sell the cottage, take the money and travel But first she wants to see it After all, she knows nothing about her family Didn t even know she had a grandmother When she finds a dead body the first day there, she becomes curious and since the police won t let her leave, the DCI arranges for her to stay at her neighbor s home, famous crime writer Nick Forest and take care of his cat Oren As you can guess Poppy isn t happy with the new brisk Sargent Lee is bullying everyone so she decides to snoop Which turns out not to be the thing to do in this village.As always H Y Hanna has given the characters wonderful personalities And yet in Bertie she has done the impossible, made him so real that I can close my eyes and picture him working away at his inventions and poor Poppy used as a guinea pig.This is a must read for those who like a fun cozy mystery. A great start to this new series 4.5 ^KINDLE ⇹ Deadhead and Buried (English Cottage Garden Mysteries #1) ↞ A New British Cozy Mystery Series From USA Today Bestselling Author HY Hanna City Girl Poppy Desperately Wants To Pay Off Her Debts, Quit Her Dead End Job, Find Her Father Oh, And Keep A Plant Alive But She Knows These Are Just Hopeless Dreams Until The Day The Letter Arrives Suddenly, Poppy Is On A Train Heading Deep Into The English Countryside, To Collect A Mysterious Inheritance And The Last Thing She Expects To Receive Is A Cottage Garden Nursery Complete With Romantic Climbing Roses, Fragrant Herbs, A Ginger Cat With Attitude And A Dead Body Now She Must Solve The Mystery Or Risk Losing Her New Home And The Chance For A Fresh Start But Who Would Want To Murder A Gardener In A Sleepy Little Village Could The Reclusive Inventor Have Something To Do With The Killing What About The Brooding Crime Author Next Door And Why Is Her Long Lost Cousin So Desperate For Her To Sell The Cottage Poppy Might Not Know Her Pansies From Her Petunias But That Doesn T Stop Her Digging For Clues The Only Problem Is, She Could Be Digging Her Own Grave Too This Book Follows British English Spelling And Usage Clean Read No Graphic Violence, Sex, Or Strong Language Genre Cat Cozy Mystery Series Gardening Cozy Mystery Women Amateur Sleuth British Detective Mystery THE ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDEN MYSTERIES Deadhead And Buried BookSilent Bud Deadly BookComing Soon