Well-known garden writer, Marty Wingate, is also the Seattle-based author of The Garden Plot (Alibi, 2014), the first in the Potting Shed mystery series about an American gardener in England. The Garden Plot, Alibi, debutes May 2014. In an entirely appealing mystery debut, Marty Wingate introduces readers to a curious Texas ex-pat whose English gardening expertise leads her to unearth murderous goings-on. Marty's gardener is Pru Park who has always dreamed of living in England. In a gardening gig in Chelsea she makes an extraordinary find. Digging in the soil of a potting shed, Pru uncovers an ancient Roman mosaic. But enthusiasm over her discovery is soon dampened when she finds a man’s bludgeoned corpse two days later in the same spot ... the mystery is launched!
Marty has written for Perennials for the Pacific Northwest (Sasquatch Books) and Landscaping for Privacy (Timber Press). Her garden articles appear in a variety of publications, she is a regular guest on KUOW (94.9 FM), Seattle’s NPR station, and on the podcast A Dry Rain, available through iTunes. Her Web site is: martywingate.com
Come and hear Marty talk about her new book (and the two to follow) at the Dunn Gardens. It will be a grand night for literary and garden lovers alike.
Members: $10.00 Nonmembers: $12.00.
Refreshments: 6.30 pm