Murder in the Secret Garden

Murder in the Secret Garden
Author: Ellery Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1101612932
ISBN 13: 9781101612934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Secret Garden Book Review:

Things really go to seed in the newest novel in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries... There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward’s book-themed resort—a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane’s current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder. With thousands of books at her disposal, Jane believes she has the proper materials to solve this deadly problem. If she’s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton’s secret library...

The Secret Detectives

The Secret Detectives
Author: Ella Risbridger
Publsiher: Nosy Crow
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN 10: 1788006011
ISBN 13: 9781788006019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Detectives Book Review:

A gripping, beautifully written historical mystery, from an incredible new voice in children's fiction. The body seemed to fall for a long time. There was no splash, or if there was it was lost in the waves. Isobel was frozen to the spot for a moment - and then her common sense caught up with her, and she stepped back quickly into the shadows. When Isobel Petty is orphaned, she finds herself being taken away from her home in India and sent to live with a distant uncle in England. On board the S.S. Marianna, she witnesses a shocking act - somebody being thrown overboard in the middle in the night. But when the ship's captain insists that nobody is missing, Isobel and her two new reluctant friends must solve two mysteries - the identities of both the murderer and the victim - before they reach England and the culprit has the chance to escape. Inspired by The Secret Garden and the golden age of crime writing, The Secret Detectives is perfect for fans of Robin Stevens and Katherine Rundell. "A thoroughly entertaining mystery and a heartening story of friendship. I loved it." - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Author: John Berendt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN 10: 0307538370
ISBN 13: 9780307538376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

The Garden Club Murder

The Garden Club Murder
Author: Amy Patricia Meade
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN 10: 1448302293
ISBN 13: 9781448302291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden Club Murder Book Review:

Tish Tarragon’s preparations for Coleton Creek’s annual garden club awards luncheon are threatened when one of the prime contenders is murdered. Literary caterer Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon is preparing her English Secret Garden-themed luncheon for Coleton Creek’s annual garden club awards, but when she is taken on a tour of some of the top contenders with the garden club’s president, Jim Ainsley, Tish is surprised at how seriously the residents take the awards – and how desperate they are to win. Wealthy, retired businessman Sloane Shackleford has won the coveted best garden category five years in a row, but he and his Bichon Frise, Biscuit, are universally despised. When Sloane’s bludgeoned body is discovered in his pristine garden, Tish soon learns that he was disliked for reasons that go beyond his green fingers. Have the hotly contested awards brought out a competitive and murderous streak in one of the residents?

Murder in the Cookbook Nook

Murder in the Cookbook Nook
Author: Ellery Adams
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1496729471
ISBN 13: 9781496729477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Cookbook Nook Book Review:

The witty new story from the bestselling author of The Secret Book & Scone Society series is perfect for bibliophiles who love a A Bookish Cook-Off with a little murder on the side… “Love Chopped and mysteries? This delightful character-driven cozy is just the treat for you.” —Kirkus Reviews Six chefs are preparing to compete in an outdoor tent at Storyton Hall in Virginia for prizes that will boost their careers—but is there someone who can’t stand the heat? It looks that way when one of the contestants is found dead in a pantry packed with two centuries’ worth of cookbooks, among other treasures and rarities. Could there be a connection to other recent events in town, like tampering with the costume of a local mascot? Jane isn’t sure, but after someone serves a second course of murder, the kitchen must be closed and the killer must be found . . . “Readers will find themselves wanting to live in Storyton, no matter how many people end up dead there.” —Suspense Magazine on Murder in the Locked Library

The Savage Garden

The Savage Garden
Author: Mark Mills
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0007285582
ISBN 13: 9780007285587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Savage Garden Book Review:

The No.1 bestselling novel and Richard & Judy Summer Read: a haunting tale of murder, love and lost innocence for fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Jed Rubenfeld

A Page Marked for Murder

A Page Marked for Murder
Author: Lauren Elliott
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 1496727126
ISBN 13: 9781496727121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Page Marked for Murder Book Review:

A murder and a missing book have Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues . . . January isn’t the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she’s also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend’s house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children’s book The Secret Garden. But Addie’s blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi—and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it’s up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous garden . . . “Seaside charm only gets better in winter! A Page Marked for Murder has all the things I love in a book.” —Vicki Delany

The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper
Author: Kate Morton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 1439152810
ISBN 13: 9781439152812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Keeper Book Review:

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens
Author: Andrea Penrose
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1496732529
ISBN 13: 9781496732521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens Book Review:

The latest novel in bestselling author Andrea Penrose’s popular Regency-set Wrexford & Sloane historical mystery series is a brilliant blend of intrigue and romance, complete with the excitement of an upcoming wedding—and the inconvenience of a murder. Perfect for fans of Amanda Quick, Tasha Alexander, and Deanna Raybourn. One advantage of being caught up in a whirl of dress fittings and decisions about flower arrangements and breakfast menus is that Charlotte Sloane has little time for any pre-wedding qualms. Her love for Wrexford isn’t in question. But will being a wife—and a Countess—make it difficult for her to maintain her independence—not to mention, her secret identity as famed satirical artist A.J. Quill? Despite those concerns, there are soon even more urgent matters to attend to during Charlotte and Wrexford’s first public outing as an engaged couple. At a symposium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, a visiting botanist suffers a fatal collapse. The traces of white powder near his mouth reveal the dark truth—he was murdered. Drawn into the investigation, Charlotte and the Earl learn of the victim’s involvement in a momentous medical discovery. With fame and immense fortune at stake, there’s no shortage of suspects, including some whose ruthlessness is already known. But neither Charlotte nor her husband-to-be can realize how close the danger is about to get—or to what lengths this villain is prepared to go . . . Praise for the Wrexford & Sloane Historical Mysteries “Penrose deftly combines a Regency romance with a tricky mystery that delves into social unrest and the darker side of this storied period.” —Kirkus Reviews “Its complex story line and authentic historical details bring the early days of the Industrial Revolution vividly to life. Bound to fascinate readers of C.S. Harris and even fans of Victorian mysteries.” —Library Journal,Starred Review

Murder in a Scottish Shire

Murder in a Scottish Shire
Author: Traci Hall
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 1496726006
ISBN 13: 9781496726001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in a Scottish Shire Book Review:

Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it's simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . . For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip. Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn't enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn . . .

Unearthing The Secret Garden

Unearthing The Secret Garden
Author: Marta McDowell
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 1643261312
ISBN 13: 9781643261317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unearthing The Secret Garden Book Review:

Marta McDowell returns with a beautiful, gift-worthy account of how plants and gardening deepy inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the beloved children's classic The Secret Garden.

Death in the Secret Garden

Death in the Secret Garden
Author: Richard Forrest
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 150403791X
ISBN 13: 9781504037914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in the Secret Garden Book Review:

Children’s book author Lyon Wentworth fights to protect a Vietnam veteran accused of a grisly crime in this chilling psychological thriller. They find her by the river, naked, cold—and dead. Police chief Rocco Herbert recognizes her as the checkout girl at the Murphysville supermarket, an ordinary citizen of the easygoing Connecticut suburb whose death was anything but easy. In one hand, she clutches a First Cavalry Division shoulder patch, the kind handed out by Spook, a traumatized Vietnam veteran who gives the mementos of his old unit to everyone he meets. Maybe Spook killed her, maybe he didn’t, but without Lyon Wentworth’s help, he’s going to hang. A children’s book author with a knack for solving impossible crimes, Lyon and his wife, no-nonsense state senator Bea Wentworth, are Spook’s only hope. But as the couple digs into the circumstances surrounding the girl’s murder, they’ll find that Murphysville hides as many grim secrets as the jungles of Vietnam. There has never been an amateur sleuth quite like Lyon Wentworth, a hot-air balloonist who solves crimes between writing bestsellers. Death in the Secret Garden will push him closer to the limit than he’s ever gone before. Death in the Secret Garden is the 9th book in the Lyon and Bea Wentworth Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Secret Poison Garden

The Secret Poison Garden
Author: Maureen Klovers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780999494127
ISBN 13: 0999494120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Poison Garden Book Review:

Rita Calabrese is the guardian angel of the bucolic Hudson Valley hamlet of Acorn Hollow-and of her lovable but exasperating "famiglia." She's always fortifying her down-on-their-luck neighbors with secret deliveries of home-grown vegetables and ravioli alla zucca, sneaking cannoli into her gruff husband's lunch, and meddling in (or, as she would say, "improving") the lives of her three grown children. But now, on the eve of her sixty-sixth birthday, Rita's looking for a meaningful second act-and finds as a reporter for the local paper. Her profiles of Acorn Hollow's eccentric citizens, including the soft-spoken biology teacher with a secret poison garden, soon make her the toast of the town. But when the beloved football coach is murdered and Rita's investigation uncovers not only a messy love triangle, but also rumors of her ne'er-do-well son Vinnie's involvement, she finds her newfound journalistic zeal on a collision course with her fierce maternal instinct.Humorous and zesty, "The Secret Poison Garden" includes eight mouth-watering, garden-to-table Italian-American recipes.

Murder in the Mystery Suite

Murder in the Mystery Suite
Author: Ellery Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 1101612878
ISBN 13: 9781101612873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Mystery Suite Book Review:

Someone resorts to murder and mayhem in the first mystery in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat series... Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371565
ISBN 13: 9780307371560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Murder in the Locked Library

Murder in the Locked Library
Author: Ellery Adams
Publsiher: Kensington Cozies
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 1496715640
ISBN 13: 9781496715647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Locked Library Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling cozy mystery series continues at a Virginia book-themed getaway where there are multiple murders to solve. With her twins, Fitzgerald and Hemingway, back in school, Jane Steward can finally focus on her work again—managing Storyton Hall, and breaking ground on the resort’s latest attraction: a luxurious, relaxing spa named in honor of Walt Whitman. But when the earth is dug up to start laying the spa’s foundation, something else comes to the surface—a collection of unusual bones and the ragged remnants of a very old book. The attendees of the Rare Book Conference are eager to assist Jane with this unexpected historical mystery—until a visitor meets an untimely end in the Henry James Library. As the questions—and suspects—start stacking up, Jane will have to uncover a killer before more unhappy endings ensue . . . “This group of intriguing characters and suspects will keep readers riveted until the last page. Ellery Adams has proven, yet again, that this series will go on for a long time to come.”—Suspense Magazine “This enchanting blend of mystery and fantasy succeeds in feeling timely and grounded…Book and mystery lovers alike will rejoice in this extraordinarily unique, exuberantly fun series.”—Kings River Life

Murder in the Rose Garden

Murder in the Rose Garden
Author: Elliott Roosevelt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780380705290
ISBN 13: 038070529X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Rose Garden Book Review:

When a seductive blackmailer is found murdered in the White House's Rose Garden and the suspects include several high-ranking politicians, the redoubtable Mrs. Roosevelt assists the police in their efforts

The Body in the Garden

The Body in the Garden
Author: Katharine Schellman
Publsiher: Crooked Lane Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1643853570
ISBN 13: 9781643853574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body in the Garden Book Review:

Perfect for fans of Tasha Alexander and Rhys Bowen, Katharine Schellman's debut novel is sure to delight. London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn't expect is the dead body in Lady Walter's garden. Lily overheard the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. But she's willing to leave the matter to the local constables--until Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case. Stunned and confused, Lily realizes she's the only one with the key to catching the killer. Aided by a roguish navy captain and a mysterious heiress from the West Indies, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend's husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team tries to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London's social season, but the dead man knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that they would kill to keep hidden. Now, Lily will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the murderer's next target.

Across the Narrow Blue Line

Across the Narrow Blue Line
Author: Faith Martin
Publsiher: Robert Hale Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780709088417
ISBN 13: 0709088418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Across the Narrow Blue Line Book Review:

A shattered DI Hillary Greene returns to work following the death of her friend, Superintendent 'Mellow' Mallow, and is immediately plunged into another murder case. An old man is found dead by his terminally ill daughter. Can DI Greene find the killer?

The Secret History

The Secret History
Author: Donna Tartt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 0307765695
ISBN 13: 9780307765697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History Book Review:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.