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The Final Arrangement (Book One in the Cozy Flower Shop Mystery Series) (The Flower Shop Mystery Series 1) [Kindle Edition]

Annie Adams
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"In the manner of Evanovich a lot of mishaps and bad guys. I enjoyed the story and reading time involved. Plenty of laughing material included."

"Another book that can't be put down! Written in the style of Sue Grafton. Laugh out loud fun reading this one."

"Good reading with quirky sense of humour & funny characters would be a good read for people who like the Stephanie Plum books."


The Vulture is dead.

The body of Quincy McKay’s nemesis and biggest competitor in the floral business has just been discovered in a casket at the mortuary, complete with flowers on the lid.

Derrick Gibbons, aka The Vulture, stole all of Quincy’s funeral business, and now she’s on a mission to get it back. But there’s a problem—Quincy is now the main suspect in The Vulture’s murder.

Armed with only her Zombie delivery van, good intentions, and the business card of a handsome cop named Alex, she must find the killer, save the flower shop, and keep from ending up in the next casket. If she can dodge burning bushes, the plague of a polygamist ex, and her mother's Mormon Mafia Spy Network, her life with Alex and her shop could become the perfect arrangement.


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About the Author

Annie Adams is the author of THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT, book one in The Flower Shop Mystery series. She lives with her husband, two giant dogs, and two too giant cats in Northern Utah at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. When not writing she can be found arranging flowers or delivering them in her own Zombie Delivery Van.

Product Details

  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Annie Whittaker (January 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AF2HXGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,243 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cozy and Unique December 17, 2012
By Mary
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This cozy mystery has it all, it's quirky, unique, has the small town, the police officer and the quirky florist who is up to her own detective work. Quincy the florist and Alex the police officer have a... yes you guessed it, quirky fun relationship from the beginning. And it's fun to find out why the dead guy is in the coffin. I know most dead people are in a coffin, you'll have to read this fun story to find out what I mean!
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for Debut, I think next will be better January 12, 2013
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The murder-mystery was solid and there was a great supporting cast in this book. Quincy, the heroine, irritated me through most of the book. She had chronic foot-in-mouth syndrome that she never seemed to learn from. Alex, the hero, was great except I couldn't figure out what he saw in Quincy. I would have also liked more emotion between these two. I'm not a fan of religion in my reading, and there was enough in the first half that it bugged me.

After reading the blurb at the end of this book, I am interested in reading the second book, and since this was Annie Adams debut book and I liked her writing well enough, I'd give the next one a chance. But, if the things that bugged me in this one weren't addressed, I'd be unlikely to finish it. I look forward to finding out.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next book please! January 6, 2013
By Carolee
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I got up this morning after having read The Final Arrangement and came to my computer to order the next books and was sorry to see none listed. This was a really good book with a surprise ending. I do wish some issues had been cleared up, i.e. what happened to the persons no longer working at the shop. I hope to see the blinders taken off her Mother's eyes (I think their starting to peal)and would like to see her sister find happiness. I hope Annie Adams has many more like this to come this was a great read (I started it late in the afternoon and was up till 3 am) and I would recommend it to everyone liking "A Cozy Murder Mystery"!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a cozy mystery worth staying up for! December 22, 2012
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I haven't read a good cozy mystery in ages, and this story by Annie Adams has reminded me what I love about them.
It sucked me in with characters I cared about from the start. Quincy is a sassy gal with a mouth that says all the things I dream of.
Love her. I laughed out loud.
Alex is the sexy cop that we all want to fall in love with. Each situation adds to the intrigue and I stayed up to the wee hours reading.
'Who did it' was working in my head even when I wasn't reading.
I can't get enough of this new author.
The Final Arrangement is the first in the series and I can't wait for the next book.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Murder Mystery January 31, 2013
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This story was kind of cute and fairly light reading. Being where it is situated, it does mention the Mormon religion occasionally, but it is not trying to convert anyone. It also brings up a much more serious subject, abuse in a marriage and/or relationship. I was able to forgive the main character, Quincy (short for Quinella) for her overreactions to the police officer, Alex, as he tries to get to know her better. I did get annoyed with her sometimes because she seemed too quick to trust some people,but too reluctant to trust him. She seemed to be a bit too fast to want to think the worst of him every time without reason. He would do something truly nice for her and she would start to soften up. Then he wouldn't be available when she did want him and she would think he abandoned her before looking for a reasonable explanation. She didn't want any help from him even when it would be a safety issue for anyone, not just a woman. It was a fair mystery. It seemed to be edited well. I did finish the book. It has a happy ending with the murder solved. Would I recommend the book to someone else? I don't think so, but I wouldn't discourage someone from reading it either. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book - it's worth your time April 3, 2013
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I read books for a living, and boy did this one catch my attention. It's snappy, well-written, clean enough (but not so clean that it's boring), romantic, and FUN. Pay no attention to negative reviews on this debut novel - it is absolutely worth buying. I won't repeat the plot points, except to say that Quincy is a terrific female character who changes, grows, learns, develops, and grows on you in some really interesting ways through this adventure. This is not a typical romance - there's no annoying "his point of view" stuff - but a sweet, intriguing mystery that actually had me on the edge of my sheets several times (I read in bed). Buy it! Enjoy it! You'll become an Annie Adams fan, trust me. Personally, I can't wait for her follow-up. Come on, Annie!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun debut! February 28, 2013
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A fun new cozy mystery I can see myself getting into!

In this book Quincy is a young divorcee who takes over a flower shop for a family member and now runs the place. After the death of one of her competitors the police are now looking at Quincy as the main suspect. She has no choice but to find a way to clear her name. It doesn't help much that the investigator in charge seems to have it out for her. But good thing another officer comes to her rescue, and being handsome just makes things better.

The story takes place in Utah and the Mormon religion is present in the book. But not in the way you would think, Quincy is a Mormon but she rebels against the religion and often times speaks against some of the things Mormons do. The religious thing isn't overly present or shoved down your throat.

Quincy also has to deal with helping those in abusive relationships. These are the facts of life and I don't think have to be hidden from books. But again, it's not an overly in your face style.

I enjoyed the book, the characters are quirky, I especially love the introduction of KC and look forward to hopefully seeing her in the future books. Not too bad for a debut and looking forward to Book 2 being released!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Easy read but wanted more at the end of the story so immediately purchased the next in the series.
Published 1 day ago by Ngaire Dolphin
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Good read
Published 2 days ago by Peggy
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I don't want to spoil anything but I loved the character K.C.!! She is hilarious! She reminds me of Stephanie Plum's Grandma Mazur!!
Published 2 days ago by Kathleen Snyder
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable book!
My first book of Ms Adams.....a cozy romantic mystery that actually has no bloodshed! And no sex! The storyline is about a young lady that is taking care of her Aunts flower... Read more
Published 5 days ago by CelticLady56
4.0 out of 5 stars good story
Liked that it was set in UTAH , an area I know from visiting Ogden and Park City when will the 3rd book come out?
Published 5 days ago by Mary A. McNaughton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
😍good book
Published 6 days ago by Nancy C. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars An odd, but readable, combination of mystery and ...
An odd, but readable, combination of mystery and romance. I don't know what genre this is, but it appears many authors are employing it. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Alana
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good fun story.
Published 11 days ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun story!
Just finished reading this book and I really had a great time. Light and fast moving plot with lots of twists and turns and good character development. K.C. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Patricia Hirayanagi
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit "wordy" but I enjoyed it overall
Interesting read. A bit "wordy" but I enjoyed it overall.
Published 13 days ago by Debra Morse
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Annie Adams is the author of THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT and DEADLY ARRANGEMENTS of The Flower Shop Mystery Series. She lives with her husband, two giant dogs, and two too giant cats in Northern Utah at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. When not writing she can be found arranging flowers or delivering them in her own Zombie Delivery Van. Her writing has been compared to Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton.



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