With flowers and infidelity sharing equal time around the clock, running one of Savannah’s most popular florist shops is hard work for best friends Parker Chase and Vivian Carmichael. Daisies by day, private investigation by night.
When a prominent socialite seeks them out for help, they gear up for what should be a cut-and-dry case. Just another job, until old shadows and unexpected complications start tangling it up. New seeds are planted, old stems are cut…and even the prettiest of flowers have thorns.
Good private investigators aren't going to advertise what they do for a living...but it doesn't hurt when their cover story involves something they love. Please meet Vivian and Parker...if they bust your cheating ex, they might throw in a sympathy bouquet for free.
I guess it shouldn’t have been surprising, with my years of working as a CIA case officer and Parker’s unerringly good gut instincts. Since moving to Savannah over two years ago, ostensibly to buy out a struggling flower shop, we’d slowly built up quite a respectable business. We were discreet, efficient and, above all, good. P&V, Inc. wasn’t in the Yellow Pages, however. Oh no. You had to know someone who knew us. Socialites, locally-based celebrities, athletes, and members of ladies’ clubs…they would discreetly slip their friends a Pistils business card while clueing them in on the magic words: “Ask for Parker or Vivian to call you back.” Our clientele was overwhelmingly female, but we’d had our fair share of men seeking help too. Our results built respect.