Marty Wingate Books In Order

Publication Order of Potting Shed Mystery Books

The Garden Plot (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Book of Primrouse House (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Skeleton Garden (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Birds of a Feather Mystery Books

The Rhyme of the Magpie (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empty Nest (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Book of Northwest Perennials (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landscaping for Privacy (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perennials for the pacific Northwest (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Marty Wingate is one of the widely popular authors of America, who has written a number of successful novels in her writing career. She is based in Seattle and writes most of her novels in the Mystery, Thriller and Home & Garden genres. Other than being a writer, Marty is also a well known speaker about traveling and gardening. As a renowned author, she has successfully written a couple of novel series in her writing career. One of them is the Potting Shed Mysteries, which is based on the life of the main character named Pru Parke. She is described by the author as a middle-aged American woman and a gardener by profession. With the intention of having a more prosperous career in gardening, Pru Parke moves to England. However, contrary to her expectations, she finds herself in a series of troubles surrounded by murderous plots. As of today, author Marty has completed a total of 3 books in the series and is still working on the next installments of the novel series. The other novel series written by her is the cozy mystery series named ‘A Bird of a Feather’. This novel series consists of just two books till now, but more are about to be written and published by Marty. These two series helped author Marty to establish herself as one of the successful authors and recognized by one and all. Other than meeting her through her popular books, she can also be heard on the podcast named A Dry Rain.

Marty has led a number of garden tours to a number of destinations in Europe and North America and has the intentions of doing it in many more regions of the world throughout her life. Marty says that she loves to talk about gardening and traveling as much as she likes to write books. This has allowed her the opportunity to speak at a number of national events. The podcast in which she speaks frequently about travel and gardens is available freely on iTunes. Author Marty is an active member of the MWA as well as the Sisters in Crime, which are very well known writers’ associations. Also, her interest in writing and talking about gardens has helped her to become a member of the Garden Writers’ Association and the Royal Society of Horticulture. Marty has toured famous places in Europe like Scotland, France, England, and Ireland, and has also lead small groups on journeys to North American destinations. Author Marty always believes that getting to meet and know people, culture, and history of a region can never be replaced by the acts of tourism and by several stops in hotels. Therefore, she makes sure to manage her tour schedules and makes time for a glass full of wine, a cup of tea, or a pint of beer.

The Potting Shed Mysteries written by author Marty Wingate comprise of a total of 3 novels published between the years 2014 and 2015. All the novels of the series are based on the life of the main character named Pru Parke, who is introduced as a middle-aged gardener from Texas. The first novel of the series was titled ‘The Garden Plot’ and was published by the Random House/Alibi publishing house in the year 2014. The plot of the novel is set in Texas and England and serves as an appealing debut novel by author Marty. It introduces the readers to a curious gardening expert of the English style, named Pru Parke as well as the mysterious set up that leads her to deal with murderous plots. Author Marty has described Pru Parke as always having the dream of moving to England and spending the rest of her life there. On one occasion, she follows her impulse and becomes successful in moving to London.

Pru Parke could not believe that she has finally made her dream come true, but still had to struggle to find a perfect job as a head gardener. Soon, she faces the threat of a forced departure as she is unable to secure a job and also the sublet for her flat comes very near. As a result, she forced to undertake a number of small and private jobs as a gardener throughout the city in order to avoid getting deported from her beloved country that she had adopted. During one of her gardening works in Chelsea, Pru uncovers an extraordinary find. While digging in one of the potting sheds, Pru finds an ancient mosaic of the Roman origin. And hoping to find some more extraordinary things, she becomes very much enthusiastic. But her enthusiasm is dampened when she discovers a bludgeoned corpse of a man from the same spot a couple of days later. Eventually, Pru Parke finds herself indulged into the investigation at her work site by the London police. Particularly she gets dismayed by the sternness of the Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, whom she also finds to be quite handsome and attractive. And even though Pearse tries extremely hard, he seems unable to safeguard Pru from the brutal killer, who seems to be enraged by her diggings and findings.

The second novel of the series written by author Marty Wingate was published under the title ‘The Red Book of Primrose House’. It was released by the Alibi publishing house in the year 2014. The plot of this novel continues to deal with the primary characters named Pru Parke and Inspector Christopher Pearse and is set in Sussex, England. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Pru is described as being successful in getting a job as a head gardener at one of the manor houses of the 18th century called the Primrose House in Sussex. The landscape of the house was laid down by a well known designer named Humphry Repton in the year 1806 in one of his well known Red Books. After coming to know about that, the new owners of the house hire Pru Parke to restore it to its previous glory as soon as possible, as they were planning to represent it within a year during a summer party. However, the events in the life of Pru Parke get in the way of her plans. She seems to get distracted by the charm of the handsome detective inspector, Pearse and at the same time, tries to dig into the mystery of her British roots. When it seems that she is making a considerable progress in her efforts, each of her project gets wrecked and vandalized by havoc. This is followed by the sudden death of one of her workers, which makes her even more worried. Even though the police find a suspect, Pru seems to be certain that the real killer is still out in the open. As a result, she finds herself entangled in wild and evil intentions, and just has the support of detective inspector Pearse to back her. With his help, Pru Parke intends to find out the real killer and at the same time complete the project on the Primrose House before the deadline.

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