Kate Collins


Kate Collins is the author of the best-selling Flower Shop Mystery series. Her books have made the New York Times Bestseller list, the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery best-sellers’ lists, the Independent Booksellers’ best-seller’s lists, as well as booksellers’ lists in the U.K. and Australia. All Flower Shop Mysteries are available in paperback, hardback and large print editions. The first three books in the FSM series are now available on audiobook. Kate’s eighteenth book in the series, MOSS HYSTERIA, is out now with her nineteenth, YEWS WITH CAUTION coming out May, 2017.

In January of 2016, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel aired the first Flower Shop Mystery series movie, MUM'S THE WORD, followed by SLAY IT WITH FLOWERS and DEARLY DEPOTTED later that year. The movies star Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott, Beau Bridges and Kate Drummond.

Kate started her career writing children's stories for magazines and eventually published historical romantic suspense novels under the pen name Linda Eberhardt and Linda O'Brien.

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Where to buy in print


Till Death Do Us Pot - A Flower Shop Mystery Fall Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Follow Abby and her young niece, Tara, as they walk the fine line between truth and fiction. Keep up with Marco’s investigation as it unravels before his eyes, and watch carefully as the intrepid Team Salvare piece together a mystery that may have them understand the true meaning of the vow . . . till death do us part.
A Frond In Need - A Flower Shop Mystery Summer Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,120. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
It’s Summertime in New Chapel, Indiana, and feisty florist Abby Knight Salvare is up to her neck in work – supervising the construction of her float for the Fourth of July parade, managing her flower shop Bloomers, reigning in her over-eager cousin Jillian, and working with her hunky husband Marco in his private detective business – when her best friend Nikki comes to her with a big problem.
Tulips Too Late - A Flower Shop Mystery Spring Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,860. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It’s springtime in New Chapel, Indiana, but as the weather heats up, so too does the drama, in this thrilling new Flower Shop mystery novella from New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Collins.
Missing Under The Mistletoe: A Flower Shop Mystery Christmas Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,090. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00 from 1 review)
After being hired to deliver poinsettias to Churchill's department store, feisty flower shop owner Abby Knight finds herself mixed up in the disappearance of Santa Claus. The clock is ticking down as clues are slowly uncovered, but Abby and Marco soon realize there is much more at stake than one man's life. For the small town of New Chapel, the fate of Christmas itself hangs in the balance.
Courting Claire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,620. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lovely Claire Cavanaugh returns home to find her family home and fortune lost--but her innocent heart leaps for joy when handsome Tyler McCane comes to the rescue. But when Tyler makes her a proposal, Claire is horrified to find it's business! Tyler wants Claire's land, and he plans to own it no matter who gets hurt. Can Claire's spirited beauty and faith in him change this scoundrel's heart?
His Forbidden Touch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,090. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
An Unexpected Reunion: Mariah Lowe has returned to Coffee Creek, dreading the moment she'll have to face Jake Sullivan again. Once, she gave this rugged man every ounce of her love and trust - and he betrayed her in the worst way imaginable. An Unexpected Love: Jake knows there's more between them than Mariah's willing to admit. But how can he ever regain the love and passion they once shared?
Beloved Protector
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Bodyguard and Lover? Determined to help a friend in need, pretty Eliza Lowe groans at the thought of having to be escorted by a stodgy Pinkerton detective -- then she meets Case Brogan. Suddenly, sharing a wagon with him feels like a real adventure -- especially when she sees the desire in his eyes!
Promised to a Stranger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,850. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A Stolen Life; An astonishing twist of fate aboard a western-bound train enables Madeline Beecher to assume the identity of another woman--though it means marrying someone she's never met. But Maddie's on the run for her life, and wedding a stranger is a far better fate than the one pursuing her. A Secret Love; If Maddie's ruse is to succeed, she dares not succumb to the yearnings of her heart...
Janey Webster, E.B.* (Experienced Babysitter)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
As an experienced babysitter, Janey Webster can handle just about any situation, or so she claims. In this collection of sixteen humorous stories, Janey has to prove she’s up to any challenge, including sitting for a boy known as Timmy the Terrible, a family of five, a crabby Grandma, and a cub scout troop. At the end, test your own skills by taking Janey’s Babysitter’s Test!