Perfect Poison

A Peggy Lee Garden Mystery #4

by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Berkley Prime Crime

May 6, 2008

ISBN-13: 042522127X

Available in: Paperback

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Perfect Poison
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

While attending a funeral in nearby Badin, Peggy learns of more bad news: a diver performing routine work on the local dam is found dead. The police call on Peggy's new training as a contract forensic botanist to help answer questions, but her findings only raise more questions. Peggy is happy to lend her green thumb to the investigation between remodeling the Potting Shed and finding time for her relationship with Steve, but this may be the one time digging for a killer leaves her empty handed.



Joyce and Jim Lavene's Bio

People frequently ask us how we began writing together. And how we can write together at all!

Writing together was a natural evolution for us. We have been in several businesses together during our almost thirty year marriage.

Joyce began writing poetry when she was nine. Jim scribbled a little, but mostly read a lot. We decided to work together on a series of stories we told our children to amuse them after Hurricane Hugo hit our house in 1989. Without power or water for weeks, we needed something!

We started writing novels together after that and are still going strong! We also enjoy writing non-fiction about the people we meet in our travels. Ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things with their lives, like the characters we write in our novels.

As for our personal lives, we have three wonderful children, Chris, Jeni and Emmie as well as two fantastic grandchildren, Eric and Gabrielle. We love cats and have too many of them. We have a chocolate Lab named Bear. Jim is into computers, photography and line drawing. Joyce is active in sculpting, alternative medicine and water color painting.

All of our books are purposely written to be vegetarian and inspiring. We believe that we all have a journey that leads to the discovery of ourselves; our ultimate destiny.