An Unnatural Selection

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A Natural…or Unnatural…Selection? Saturday night in Eklund, Illinois means eating out at the town’s fanciest restaurant. But while diners are perusing the menu selections someone is plotting the unthinkable. Naturalist Kristen Matthews is spending a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Brett Stevenson, but right before dessert is served her dream date turns into a nightmare when she discovers her friend’s body. To make matters worse, the wildflowers she supplied the restaurant on behalf of the Nature Station could be a potential cause of death. In order to clear her name, Kristen researches noxious plants and uncovers secrets that Eklund’s finest would prefer to keep hidden. Will Kristen ask too many questions and put herself in danger? Will the right answers be revealed? An Unnatural Selection is the second installment in the Nature Station Mysteries, a cozy mystery series.


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  1. Sherrill S. Cannon

    Jannifer Powelson’s second novel, An Unnatural Selection, is a welcome sequel to her compelling first novel, When Nature Calls. Once again full of references to nature as befitting an author who is a conservation specialist and has written award-winning children’s books in the Rachel and Sammy series, Ms. Powelson weaves a nice cozy mystery story about a young woman who runs a local Nature Station and what happens when she stumbles over a body for the second time!!!! It is delightful to get to know Kristen a little better, as her relationship with Brett, the handsome INDR forester deepens, and it’s gratifying to discover that this time her efforts to solve the mystery are taken more seriously. The author’s trademark use of plants in the covers (using her own photographs), as well as her knowledge of poisonous plant life, combines with her strong sense of humor and keeps the book amusing, including her references to the title within the pages. “…the spouse would be a natural selection when it came to targeting someone for initial questioning. Or an unnatural selection, Kristen thought to herself, if he was the one who had actually killed Nancy.” Ms. Powelson has a wonderful gift for writing dialogue, which makes this book a really fun read! I hope there will be also be a third one!!

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