A Body in the Backyard by Elizabeth Spann Craig
(A Myrtle Clover Mystery)

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ForeWord: "The treat here is Myrtle's eccentricity, brought to life with rich humor and executed ...with breezy skill."
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“Long Live Myrtle Clover.”
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“Reminiscent of ‘Murder She Wrote,’ loved it”
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“Laugh out loud, entertaining mystery...!”
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Extreme gardening often involves gnomes and planted bodies…

It’s just an ordinary day for octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover—until her yardman discovers a dead body planted in her backyard. This death isn’t cut and dried—the victim was bashed in the head with one of Myrtle’s garden gnomes.

Myrtle’s friend Miles recognizes the body and identifies him as Charles Clayborne… reluctantly admitting he’s a cousin. Charles wasn’t the sort of relative you bragged about—he was a garden variety sleaze, which is very likely why he ended up murdered. As Myrtle starts digging up dirt to nip the killings in the bud, someone’s focused on scaring her off the case. Myrtle vows to find the murderer…before she’s pushing up daisies, herself.

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**If you want more Myrtle Clover, please check out the other books in the series: The books can be read out of order, but the technical order of the books is as follows: Pretty is as Pretty Dies, Progressive Dinner Deadly, Dyeing Shame, A Body in the Backyard, Death at a Drop-In, A Body at Book Club, Death Pays a Visit, and the upcoming A Body at Bunco.
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**If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you'll want to check out Elizabeth's other series, The Southern Quilting Mysteries and the Memphis Barbeque Mysteries (written as Riley Adams).

About Elizabeth Spann Craig

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Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin Books/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries (2012) for Penguin Books/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series. She blogs daily at Mystery Writing is Murder, which was named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers. As the mother of two, Elizabeth writes on the run as she juggles volunteering, referees playdates, drives carpools, and is dragged along as a hostage/chaperone on field trips. Check Elizabeth’s website at www.elizabethspanncraig.com for more information on her books. Google+: Elizabeth S Craig Twitter: @elizabethscraig Facebook: Elizabeth Spann Craig Author
Published October 28, 2012 by Elizabeth Spann Craig. 242 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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