But someone had to do it.
NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library will act as host to two talks by the author of the Dirty Business mystery series.
A hit with mystery lovers and gardening fans nationwide, "Pushing Up Daisies" introduced Paula Holliday, ex-NYC media executive- turned-Connecticut gardener, in Rosemary Harris's series debut, libary organizers said.
Now in the just-released "The Big Dirt Nap," 2009, St. Martin's Minotaur, Paula is back.
"Cozy mystery lovers will relish Rosemary Harris's exceptionally engaging new voice," Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar finalist, author of I Shall Not Want. said in a statement released by the library.
For more information about the Dirty Business series, visit http://www.rosemaryharris.com/
The public is invited to meet the author, shown, in a special Writers Live event from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18, at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
Books will be available for sale and signing, and Atticus coffee will be provided.
Harris and her husband, Bruce Harris, former president of sales and marketing for Random House, will return to the library at 6 p.m. March 18 to discuss how authors can maximize chances of success of their books by strategic marketing.
Participants at both events will have an opportunity to win a Dirty Business garden basket. Registration is requested at www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl
or call the library at 946-8835. There is no charge for either event, and free parking is available.