Death in the Garden

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Felony & Mayhem, 2005 - Fiction - 294 pages
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In 1925 beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her 30th birthday with a party at a country estate, but the celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana's photographic chemicals. Sixty years later, Diana's grand-niece, Helena, is also turning 30, but with rather less fanfare. An overworked attorney in London, Helena's primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair. By way of distraction, Helena starts looking through her great-aunt's papers and soon develops another obsession: Determining just who did kill George Pollexfen in that lovely, sunlit garden between the wars.

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An excellent mystery by a really good writer. - Goodreads
Interesting portrayal of all sorts women and their men. - Goodreads
Very interesting ending. - Goodreads
The ending was a little pat but overall well handled. - Goodreads
Ending was predictable - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

Ironside weaves a tapestry of past & present. The initial premise is a birthday house party of some who may know each other tangentially. The host of the party is found dead in some pain and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ann Holland - Goodreads

English country house mystery set between the wars and also in the present as Helena, grand-niece of Diana Pollexfen, investigates whether or not her aunt murdered her husband in 1925. I did figure it out before the ending, but if you enjoy English period pieces I recommend this book. Read full review

Contents

A LIFE
3
Friday 19th June
9
Saturday 20th June
37
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Elizabeth Ironside is the pseudonym of Lady Catherine Manning, wife of theBritish Ambassador to the U.S. Her first novel won Britain's John Creasy award for Best First Mystery of 1985, and Death in the Garden was short listed for Britain's CWA Silver Dagger for Best Mystery of 1995.

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