Kate Collins
Kate Collins is an American author of cozy mystery and romance novels. She writes the Flower Shop Mysteries series featuring Abby Knight. Kate earned her Master’s degree in Education from Purdue University and went onto a career teaching elementary school. Becoming a mother caused a career change, however. Kate began writing stories for children’s magazines and eventually sold her first novel. Besides writing, Kate (of course) enjoys gardening, yoga, travel decorating, reading and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida.

After writing historical romances as Linda O’Brien and children’s books, Kate Collins made her debut as a mystery author in 2004 with the novel Mum’s the Word. Below is a list of Kate Collins’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Irish Eyes Books


Ballyrourke(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Flower Shop Mysteries Books


Mum's the Word(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slay it With Flowers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dearly Depotted(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snipped in the Bud(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Acts of Violets(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rose from the Dead(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shoots to Kill(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil in Carnations(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping with Anemone(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirty Rotten Tendrils(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of the Living Dandelion(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Catch a Leaf(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightshade on Elm Street(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seed No Evil(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Throw in the Trowel(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Root Awakening(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Florist Grump(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moss Hysteria(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Promised to a Stranger(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Courting Claire(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Forbidden Touch(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beloved Protector(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Cozy Chicks Kitchen(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The novels Promised to a Stranger, Courting Claire, His Forbidden Touch, Beloved Protector and Ballyrourke were written as Linda O’Brien.

The Cozy Chicks Kitchen is a collaboration with Ellery Adams, Deb Baker, Lorraine Bartlett, Maggie Sefton, Leann Sweeney and Heather Webber.

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Kate Collins Synopsis: In Mum’s the Word by Kate Collins (book 1 of the Flower Shop Mysteries series), Abby Knight is the owner of a flower shop in her hometown. The problem is that she now has competition – and they’re selling at low-cost. Then, she and her classic Corvette were victims in a hit-and-run! Abby must find the driver, but when it ends up deadly, the next flowers she sees may be at her own funeral.


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