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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It was a fascinating story that I found hard to put down. I did solve the puzzle before the end but that didn't take away my enjoyment. It sounded impossible at the beginning as the incident had ... Read full review


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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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