Time to Smell the Roses
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Time to Smell the Roses


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:273 pages

    Time to Smell the Roses Reviews

  • Momo
    Apr 16, 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 ...

  • Barb
    Feb 06, 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...

  • Gregory
    May 06, 2017

    A wonderful story with as much charm as the rest of the series. The original book in the series was one of the first books I really loved and after so many years I'm glad that this book retained a lot...

  • Emily
    Feb 02, 2017

    The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures is a delightful middle-grade series about a detective/watchmaker named Hermux, his friends and all of his adventures. I read the first three books in this series ages ag...

  • Ashley
    Jan 18, 2017

    Michael Hoeye wraps up his fantastical series his fourth installment, Time to Smell the Roses. With a wedding to plan, Hermux is already up to his knees in trouble when Androse DeRosenquill, head of t...

  • 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
    Aug 17, 2012

    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
    Oct 30, 2011

    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
    Jun 25, 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...

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