Undergrowth

      Mushroom Thriller Book Two

 

WINNER! 2019 IPPY AWARD FOR BEST REGIONAL FICTION, WESTERN DIVISION 

Retired botanist Dr. Oh rejoices when he finds an enormous specimen of a rare shelf fungus, a species nicknamed the "Fuzzy Sandozi." Unfortunately, there is a dead man lying next to magnificent polypore, jeopardizing the future of the fungus and seriously complicating Dr. Oh's life. 

 

Just a few miles away, twenty-year-old Elspeth Dwerryhouse has mushrooming challenges of her own. After time in prison for selling psychoactive fungi, she is now working multiple jobs to earn money for college.

 

Her stint selling emergency preparedness supplies brings her to the attention of a backwoods family, the Fickhams, known for trading in chainsaws and abusing women.

Part thriller, part ecology class and totally fungi friendly, Undergrowth takes the reader deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest.