Time to Smell the Roses
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Time to Smell the Roses

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There's something prickly going on in the town of Thorny End, and as Hermux Tantamoq is about to discover, it's not just the roses. When rose magnate Androse deRosenquil asks him to take on an intriguing missing squirrel case, Hermux can't say no and before he knows it, he's caught up in a mystery involving mutant bees, a rose fragrance rivalry starring cosmetics tycoon Tucka Mertslin, and strange incidents taking place on an uninhabited island with a troubled past.

With the help of his fiancée, aviatrix Linka Perflinger, talented pet ladybug, Terfle, and a rebellious teenage squirrel named Twigg, Hermux must uncover what's really happening on the island, find the missing squirrel and save the day and deRosenquil's roses without getting stung in the process.

Title:Time to Smell the Roses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0399244905
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:273 pages

    Time to Smell the Roses Reviews

  • Barb
    Feb 16, 2010

    I realize these are written for the "young adult" audience. I guess I'm just young at heart because I've read all of the Hermux Tantamoq adventures and loved every one of them. Very fast reads, exciti...

  • Momo
    Apr 17, 2016

    I'm a big fan of this children's book series featuring watchmaker/detective mouse Hermux Tantamoq, but I read the third volume, "No Time Like Show Time," several years ago, and I was afraid that this ...

  • Julie lit pour les autres
    Sep 20, 2014

    Lu en français: L'élixir de rose.Ah. La fin des aventures d'Hermux (enfin, jusqu'ici). Je suis restée un peu sur ma faim. Il y a quelque chose dans ce roman qui lui enlève un peu de la magie que j...

  • Anne Hamilton
    Jan 17, 2013

    Time to Smell the Roses has all the quirkiness of the watchmaker mouse's previous adventure. Hermux and Linka are planning their wedding but, as usual, Hermux is accidentally caught up in solving a my...

  • Taurean Watkins
    Mar 03, 2013

    It took me too long to read this book, partly because it's been so long since it's original release and there's been no news of a follow up or any other book, and as a writer myself I know books can t...

  • Susan
    Nov 13, 2013

    Watchmaker-detective Hermux Tantamoq (if you haven't read the earlier books--and you should--you won't know he's a mouse) is trying to plan his wedding to his beloved Linka Perflinger, when he's calle...

  • Josh
    Dec 07, 2010

    Enjoyable, light reading. Which is just what the doctor ordered when you haven't slept much in the past few days and you constantly get to hold a wonderful new life, which doesn't do much except sleep...

  • Linnae
    Apr 02, 2009

    In the midst of making wedding plans with Linka, Hermux the mouse finds himself once again embroiled in a mystery. This time it has to do with a whole field of dead roses, not to mention an unidentifi...

  • LB
    Jul 22, 2008

    I am not sure why my rating of this book is lower than the other books in the series... Perhaps because it's more of the same. Or maybe I've grown tired of the seemingly necessary heterosexual pairing...

  • Bookdweller
    Sep 25, 2012

    I don't think it was as good as previous Hermux Tantamoq books, but perhaps that's just because I'm coming to it as an older reader. It took an annoyingly long time for the obvious revelation of where...

About Michael Hoeye

Michael Hoeye

Michael Hoeye has worked as a farmer, fashion photographer, stagehand and high-school teacher. He and his wife, Martha, live in a stone cottage in Oregon with their cat, Lionel. They enjoy the company of nine big oak trees, six bigger fir trees, three fat squirrels, a noisy family of woodpeckers and a travelling circus of nuthatches, blue jays, crows, finches and robins.Michael's first novel for c