Lillian Stewart Carl, author of the Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron mystery
After Ivy Willowby dies in her garden with a Malice Plant in her hand, Rosemary Wilde is stunned to find she's the beneficiary of Ivy's will---if she outlives the survivorship clause. With potential heirs buzzing around like angry bees, burglaries, and unexpected liaisons, the Cedar Lake Garden club isn't lacking either dirt or manure. But who---or what---killed Ivy? When Rosemary decides to test the "curse" of the Malice Plant, she finds there's more than enough malice to go around.