Herbs & Gardens
Susan Wittig Albert
  • China Bayles: herbalist and former attorney, in Pecan Springs, Texas
  • Miss Elizabeth Lacy and the Darling Dahlias, a garden club, in fictional 1930s Darling, Alabama

Alyse Carlson
  • Camellia (Cam) Harris: 30-something public relations guru in Roanoke, Virginia, in the Garden Society mysteries

Kate Collins
  • Abby Knight: law school drop-out and the owner of Bloomers Florists in New Chapel, Indiana, in the Flower Shop mysteries

Alisa Craig (Charlotte MacLeod)
  • Dittany Henbit Monk: garden club member, and her husband Osbert Monk, an author, in Lobelia Falls, Ontario, Canada, in the Grub-and-Stakers series
Anthony Eglin
  • Lawrence Kingston: retired botany professor in England, in the English Garden mysteries

Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Lady Susanna Appleton: herbalist in Elizabethan England

E.X. Ferrars
  • Andrew Basnett: retired professor of botany in England

Amanda Flower
  • Fiona Knox, after losing her fiancé and her flower shop, inherits her godfather’s cottage and magical garden, in Duncreigan, Scotland, in the Magic Garden mysteries

Mary Freeman
  • Rachel O’Connor: landscaper in Blossom, Oregon, in the Gardening mysteries

Joan Hadley (Joan Hess)
  • Theo Bloomer: retired florist and former spy

Rosemary Harris
  • Paula Holliday: 30-ish former TV executive who opens a landscaping-gardening business in Springfield, Connecticut, in the Dirty Business mysteries

Janis Harrison
  • Bretta Solomon: 45-year-old owner of the Flower Shop in River City, Missouri, in the Gardening mysteries

Julie Wray Herman
  • Janey Bascom, Korine McFaile, and Amilou Whittier: landscapers and partners in Three Dirty Women Landscaping, Inc., in Pine Grove

Naomi Hirahara
  • Mas Arai: Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor, gardener in Los Angeles, California, and sleuth
Vicki Lane
  • Elizabeth Goodweather: 50-something widow and proprietor of an herb and flower farm near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Appalachians

Joyce and Jim Lavene
  • Peggy Lee: botanist and garden shop owner, in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Garden mysteries

Charlotte MacLeod
  • Peter Shandy: college botany professor, and Helen Marsh Shandy, a librarian, in Balaclava County, Massachusetts

Dan J. Marlowe

Earl Drake: bank robber, killer, and part-time tree surgeon, later a secret agent

Ann McMillan
  • Judah Daniel: freedwoman who is also the local herbalist, at the time of the Civil War in Virginia
Ellis Peters
  • Brother Cadfael: 12th century monk and herbalist in Shrewsbury, England

Hannah Reed (Deb Baker)
  • Story Fischer: beekeeper in the fictional small town of Moraine, Wisconsin, in the Queen Bee mysteries

Ann Ripley
  • Louise Eldridge: organic gardener and TV host in Northern Virginia, in the Gardening mysteries

Lora Roberts
  • Liz Sullivan: freelance writer and organic gardener, and Police Detectives Paul Drake and Bruno Morales in Palo Alto, California

Rebecca Rothenberg
  • Claire Sharples: microbiologist in the San Joaquin Valley, California

John Sherwood
  • Celia Grant: botanist and horticulturist in London, England

Dorothy St. James
  • Casey Calhoun: organic gardener in Washington, DC, in the White House Gardener mysteries

Rex Stout
  • Nero Wolfe: private investigator, orchid cultivator, and gourmet, and his assistant, Archie Goodwin, in New York City

Rebecca Tope
  • Persimmon “Simmy” Brown: florist in the Lake District of England

Nathan Walpow
  • Joe Portugal: actor and plant lover in Los Angeles, California

Heather Webber
  • Nina Quinn: owner of Taken By Surprise, a landscaping firm specializing in surprise garden makeovers, in Ohio

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