The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden The Hanging Garden takes Celia Grant the beguiling horticulturalist who knows almost as much about sleuthing as she knows about gardens to the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira Celia s niece A

  • Title: The Hanging Garden
  • Author: John Sherwood
  • ISBN: 9780373280223
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hanging Garden takes Celia Grant, the beguiling horticulturalist who knows almost as much about sleuthing as she knows about gardens, to the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira Celia s niece, Antonia Hanbury, has died suddenly, perhaps accidentally, the result of too much to drink Or did someone push Antonia down the stairs of the family home Surviving Antonia arThe Hanging Garden takes Celia Grant, the beguiling horticulturalist who knows almost as much about sleuthing as she knows about gardens, to the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira Celia s niece, Antonia Hanbury, has died suddenly, perhaps accidentally, the result of too much to drink Or did someone push Antonia down the stairs of the family home Surviving Antonia are an elderly father, Sir Adrian Morton, two bewildered school aged children, and a former husband who has recently been released from prison The reluctant executor of Antonia s estate, Celia has hardly arrived in Madeira when she encounters some very suspicious characters in and around the house What are the true aims of the bizarre neighbors Why is Antonia s ex husband so anxious to gain custody of the children And who took the valuable orchids that are missing from Sir Adrian s prized collection The Celia discovers about her dead niece, the mysterious things become She s so preoccupied that it takes her a while to realize that Sir Adrian s housekeeper, Maria, is quite literally terrified for her life Bringing together one of the most unlikely and convincing sleuths in all of crime fiction, the stunning beauty of Madeira, and the devious plot twists that only an author like John Sherwood can devise, The Hanging Garden is classic mystery fiction at its best.

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    1. There was a time, about 20 years ago, when we went through a Celia Grant period. You, know, John Sherwood's widow cum horticulturist cum mystery solver, with the hunky side kick. Celia of the cupid's bow lipsyhow, we read almost all the mysteries, lapping up the horticultural references. This was one we read and owned, and eventually BookCrossed.

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