A Patchwork of Poison

Motif for Murder


A Quilt Detective Mystery with 40 Templates
Karen Lowe

The antique quilt was exquisitely embroidered with flowers and leaves. A labour of love, Bronwen thought. Until she discovered a darker purpose to the quilt's design.
A Patchwork of Poison introduces textile artist, Bronwen Jones, working on her art quilts for an upcoming exhibition near her south Shropshire home. Sixteen year old Cat asks Bron's help in uncovering the history of her heritage quilt, and the rumoured lost inheritance. But when Cat disappears and a schoolfriend is found murdered, Bron discovers the thread that links past and present, and the deadly secret the quilt conceals.


A Quilt Detective Mystery with 10 Templates
Karen Lowe

'Every quilt tells a story', but textile artist Bronwen Jones soon discovers that not all the stories are happy ones. As the new Quilter in Residence in the small mid-Wales town of Llannon, she seeks to discover the area's quilting heritage, but in the process she finds herself caught up in a modern mystery. Is there a link between the disappearance of a young girl two years ago and the hit-and-run victim found at the roadside? And whose bones have just been unearthed in a landslip on a remote hillside? According to DS Flint, the body has been buried for over seventy years. The victim died a violent death. Someone, Bronwen realises, believes they got away with murder. Until now.


Death in the Physic Garden

Death in the Winter Garden

ISBN 0953177041
Karen Lowe

The first in a series of Shropshire-based murder mysteries featuring garden designer Fern Green. When Fern escapes from London to start her new business in the South Shropshire hills, she believes she has found peace and safety at last - until she discovers the body of her first client, wealthy herbalist Joshua Hamble, dead in his physic garden. So begins a trail of murder and revenge as Fern unearths the Hambles' family secrets. Overshadowed by murder and suspicion, her relationship with hunky Welsh detective, DI Drummond, seems destined not to flourish, but even in such stony ground, a fragile affection begins to grow. Can it survive the searing heat of betrayal? As Drummond warns her, "gardening can be a dangerous business"

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter Finalist
ISBN 095317705X
Karen Lowe

The story continues Fern Green's career as a garden designer, and her relationship with hunky Welsh detective, DI Ross Drummond. When the body of a newborn baby is discovered in the long-neglected garden of Plas Graig, Fern discovers that the secrets of the past still haunt the living. Now a girl has been found murdered in nearby woods, and the echoes of past wrongs can no longer be stifled. But Fern soon discovers that there are some in the village who would prefer the past remained buried. As she tries to find a link with an apparent suicide six years before, her quest to unearth the truth puts her own life in danger.

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Witches and Warriors


Legends from the Shropshire Marches
Retold by Karen Lowe
illustrated by Robin Lawrie

From Shropshire's rich folklore come stories about the giants, knights, ghosts and witches who populate the landscape, teamed with wonderful illustrations by Robin Lawrie. Read about Jenny Greenteeth, Nicky Nicky Nye, and the escapades of Shropshire's own Robin Hood, Wild Humphrey Kynaston. Meet Ippikin the Robber Knight, if you dare, and be enchanted by the story of Wild Edric and his Elf Bride.

Read here How the Wrekin was Made

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