Book List in Order: 5 titles


  • Passion, greed, deceit, and murder surface when plant pathologist Claire Sharples discovers a skeleton buried beside the Kern River and finds herself drawn into events of a half-century earlier. Set in California's Central Valley, this evocative myst...



  • Passion, greed, deceit, and murder surface when plant pathologist Claire Sharples discovers a skeleton buried beside the Kern River and finds herself drawn into events of a half-century earlier. Set in California's Central Valley, this evocative myst...



  • Where have all the flowers gone? Calochortus invenustus subspecies westii--an exquisitely beautiful wildflower better known as the shy tulip--may he all that stands between a precious California forest and the logging industry. Botanist Claire Sha...




  • At the Cutting Edge Agua Dulce -- sweet water.... Only a few months ago the words would have meant little to Claire Sharples, shut away in the ivory tower of her microbiology lab at M.I.T. Now, transplanted in California's San Joaquin Valley, upro...





Complete Series List in Order

A Botanical Mystery

1) The Bulrush Murders (Dec-1991)
2) The Dandelion Murders (Sep-1994)
3) The Shy Tulip Murders (May-1996)