Wednesday, January 29, 2020


I'm so happy to be a stop on the book tour for
Book 1 in the Goddess of Greene St. Mysteries
by Kate Collins

In this delightful new series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries, Athena Spencer comes back home to work with her crazy big Greek family at their garden center. But she never expected a return to her roots would mean protecting her family from murder . . .
After her divorce, Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family’s garden center and raise her son, while also caring for a mischievous wild raccoon and fending off her family’s annoying talent for nagging. Working alone at the garden center one night, Athena is startled by a handsome stranger who claims to be the rightful owner of a valuable statue her grandfather purchased at a recent estate sale.
But she has even bigger problems on her plate. The powerful Talbot family from whom her pappoรบs bought the statue is threatening to raze the shops on Greene Street’s “Little Greece” to make way for a condo. The recent death of the family’s patriarch already seemed suspicious, but now it’s clear that a murderer is in their midst. Athena will have to live up to her warrior goddess namesake to protect her family from a killer and save their community from ruin . . .  



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Another thud turned me in the direction of the outdoor garden area, located on an acre lot behind the barn, and then I had my answer.
It was Oscar, our friendly neighborhood raccoon, who liked to steal shiny objects. He’d pilfered any number of items from the area where we kept garden dรฉcor. I wasn’t about to let him take another one.
Using my cell phone’s flashlight as my guide, I headed toward the back exit, walking down the left side past rows of indoor plants, garden supplies, tools, and small decorative pots.
Circling the long, oak plank conference table at the rear of the barn, I pushed the glass door open and stepped outside just as the electricity came back on. Hanging lanterns around the perimeter of a ballroom-sized area right outside the building illuminated a cement floor and a wide aisle down the middle that divided the area into two sections. The left side was filled with shelves overflowing with flowering annuals, perennials, and vegetables, while the right side contained stone, clay, glass, and cement garden sculptures, water fountains, large decorative planters, wrought-iron benches, and patio furniture.
I caught movement from the corner of my eye and backed against the door with a sharp gasp.
A man was crouched at the base of a life-sized marble statue of the Goddess Athena, now lying on her back in the grass. He had an open pocketknife in his hand and his cell phone was propped nearby, its flashlight aimed at the statue’s base. He jumped to his feet, obviously as shocked to see me as I was to see him.
“Drop that knife and don’t move a muscle.” I thrust my phone forward, the beam pointed at his face and my trembling finger on the home button. “I’ve got the police on the line.”
If only that were true.

About Kate Collins

Kate Collins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mystery series. After publishing numerous historical romances, Kate penned the long-running mystery series, three books of which were made into Hallmark movies starring Brooke Shields. An Indiana native, Kate graduated from Purdue University with a master's degree in education. When not growing roots at her computer, Kate loves to garden. Other passions include yoga, reading, spending time with family and friends, sampling great wines and fine dark chocolate, and enjoying every moment of life. Kate lives in Northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida. 

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  1. I am looking forward to reading this, thanks for the excerpt.

    1. You're most welcome. I haven't read it yet or I would have added my review. But it's hard to go wrong with Kate Collins!

  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "STATUE OF LIMITATIONS" by Kate Collins.

    Enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book.

    1. Kay, you're welcome. I love being a part of the Great Escape Tours. It's a great way to showcase authors!

  3. Thanks, Lisa. That raccoon ought to add a lot of humor to this series! Happy Wednesday! (Pretty snow scene.)

    1. Good morning, Pat! That raccoon, right? I can't wait to see at antics!

  4. congratulations on a new series. this sounds like it will be a wonderful read quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  5. I have always enjoyed Kate Collins' books (and her funny FB posts) and am looking forward to this new series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. This looks really interesting!

  7. Hearing a lot of good about this one.