Public Relations Blog

Rooted in Deceit by Wendy Tyson

“Worth a read among the traditional cozies.”

—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review on Seeds of Revenge

“Cunning crimes, charismatic characters, and a cozy (if occasionally murderous) community all set this series, and story, apart—as does the authenticity and assuredness with which the author writes.”

—John Valeri, Criminal Element on Seeds of Revenge

“This third series offering is a complex small-town mystery with well-rounded, fascinating characters.”

 —Library Journal on Seeds of Revenge 

“Tyson’s first-rate second Greenhouse mystery stars big-city lawyer turned small-town organic farmer Megan Sawyer, a kind, intelligent, and spirited woman with great integrity. In short, she’s the sort of person cozy readers warm to and root for.”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Bitter Harvest

“Tyson gives us an evocative sense of place, a bit of romance, and dimensional characters with interesting backstories. Readers are left looking forward to the next book in the series and hankering for organic mushroom tartlets.”

– Publishers Weekly on A Muddied Murder


A Greenhouse Mystery Book Four

by Wendy Tyson

Summer has arrived for Was

hington Acres organic farm and its farm-to-table restaurant and grocery, the Washington Acres Cafe and Larder. It’s been quiet for the last few months in the idyllic Bucks County town of Winsome, Pennsylvania after the events of Seeds of Revenge, when a man was murdered by his son. Yet it’s no summer vacation for environmental-lawyer-turned-farmer Megan Sawyer when a high-end yoga retreat opens in the next town over—and the Cafe’s clientele starts making their way over to its shiny new offerings. But when up-and-coming

artist and her ex-best friend Thana Moore is strangled in the back of her car, Megan is once again thrust into solving the latest mystery in Winsome.

In bestselling author Wendy Tyson’s new novel, ROOTED IN DECEIT: A Greenhouse Mystery (Henery Press; September 4th, 2018; ISBN 9781635113846), Megan has no interest in stepping
inside the new retreat. With crates of organic greens to bring to Philadelphia restaurants and a grand opening to prepare for a new wood-fire pizza farm, she doesn’t have the time. But then the detectives on the case discover her father’s high-maintenance Italian wife Sylvia had an
explosive argument with Thana hours earlier, and the murder weapon is a scarf that looks suspiciously like Sylvia’s. Worse, Maria, the wife of Washington Acres Cafe’s superior-yet-grumpy cook, Alvaro, was fired after being suspected of destroying one of Thana’s paintings. Would Maria kill her out of revenge? Despite her attitude, would Sylvia truly be guilty of murder?

Even though Megan’s relationship with her father and her difficult-to-please stepmother are strained, Megan starts sniffing around for clues to prove the innocence of both women. The plot twists when the detectives start poking around Megan’s personal relationship with the newly deceased. She must swallow her pride about her ex-best friend and piece together the years
after their falling out…Only to find that something sinister is afoot in Bucks County.

If Megan doesn’t find the murderer, innocent people may be prisoned and even more could die. In ROOTED IN DECEIT, Megan must dive into her past to find Thana’s killer, even if she doesn’t like what she may find out about herself. If she doesn’t uncover the truth in time, will this idyllic Winsome summer turn into a nightmare?


Wendy Tyson is an author, lawyer, and former therapist who writes the bestselling Greenhouse Mystery Series and the Allison Campbell Mystery Series. Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals and in the short story anthology Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors. Wendy is a contributing editor and columnist for The Big Thrill and The Thrill Begins. She and her husband recently moved their micro-farm from Pennsylvania to the Green Mountains of Vermont. For more information about Wendy, visit her at


Henery Press an independent publisher in the mystery and suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters. Visit to learn more.

ROOTED IN DECEIT | A Greenhouse Mystery Book Four | By Wendy Tyson | Henery Press | Publication Date: September 4th, 2018 | ISBN: 9781635113846 | Original Trade Paperback & E-Book | Price: $15.95 / $4.99 | 270 pages