Books

The Dahlias are members of a garden club in Darling, Alabama. It's 1930, and while the 1929 stock market crash happened six months ago, there are hard times ahead. But the Dahlias are doing their best to face the future with optimism and brighten their little town with flowers.

  1. The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree. The Dahlias have just inherited a new clubhouse—and with it a mystery. Other mysteries are troubling them, too. What's happened to Bunny Scott? What's going on at the bank? Where is the escaped convict? Join Lizzy, Verna, Ophelia, and Myra May as they set out to solve these puzzles. more...

  2. The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies. In the Dahlias' second adventure, the hometown ladies (Liz, Verna, Bessie, and Myra Mae) meet Miss Lorelei LaMotte, the famous Ziegfeld Frolics dancer, and a mysterious man from Cicero, Illinois. It looks like big-city crime has invaded dear little Darling—and that even the indomitable Dahlias can't stop it! more...

  3. The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose. The Dahlias (the premiere garden club of little Darling, Alabama) are at it again, trying to solve a whole bouquet of mysteries. Verna's in a terrible jam over money missing from the county treasury, Beulah must find out why Angelina Biggs' hair is falling out, and Bessie is trying to solve the puzzle of Miss Rogers' real identity (who is the Confederate Rose?). more...

  4. The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star. The Texas Star herself—Miss Lily Dare, famous aviatrix and the "fastest woman in the world"—is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she's also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival—where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus—rumors are...well, flying. more...

  5. The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush. (2014) It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. Moonshine and money—two big problems are vexing little Darling, Alabama. Meanwhile, troubles of the heart plague Verna Tidwell and Liz Lacy. Seems like other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias.