Rosemary & Thyme
June 11, 2012
Just because you like mysteries doesn't mean you have to like the mayhem and gore. If you like to read gardening mysteries like those written by Susan Wittig Albert, Heather Webber, Ann Ripley, or Missouri’s own Janis Harrison, you may also like to watch the BBC TV series Rosemary & Thyme.
Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme are middle-aged, green-thumbed, accidental detectives who solve murder mysteries around the English countryside and in other European countries. Rosemary Boxer, a plant pathologist underhandedly fired from her academic position by her ex-boyfriend boss, and Laura Thyme, a divorced ex-cop and former member of CADS (The Coppers’ Amateur Dramatic Society), tool around in a beat up Land Rover 90 diagnosing plant diseases, designing themed landscapes, and solving murders. Not surprising, the murders are plant based, but as in CSI, it is interesting to learn about exotic plants and their unique, and sometimes deadly, properties.
This cozy mysteries series is light, quirky and perfect for an amusing escape.
Blue Springs North Branch