The Lost Gardens

The Lost Gardens

Book - 2006
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When a human skeleton is unearthed during the restoration of Wickersham Priory's magnificent gardens, eccentric former professor of botany and amateur sleuth Lawrence Kingston launches his own investigation into the crime. By the author of The Blue Rose. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
When California winemaker Jamie Gibson inherits Wickersham Priory, she moves to England to cultivate a new life on the massive 200-acre estate. But the once-grand gardens are now in disrepair, their overgrowth obscuring pathways and erasing buildings. Jamie vows to restore the gardens in honor of her benefactor, who happens to be a complete stranger.

She hires Lawrence Kingston, a retired professor of botany, to reproduce the gardens from their heyday. Unable to tame his curiosity, Lawrence begins investigating why Jamie was named heir to this vast fortune. His interest grows when he discovers the old Wickersham well that now holds human bones--and the truth of a long-ago murder.

Kingston's meddling has tilled up the past, but when workers on their project keep turning up dead, he and Jamie must escape their present thorny situation…or they too risk being buried amidst the garden's secrets.


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When California winemaker Jamie Gibson inherits Wickersham Priory, she moves to England to cultivate a new life on the massive 200-acre estate. But the once-grand gardens are now in disrepair, their overgrowth obscuring pathways and erasing buildings. Jamie vows to restore the gardens in honor of her benefactor, who happens to be a complete stranger.
                                                                                                         
She hires Lawrence Kingston, a retired professor of botany, to reproduce the gardens from their heyday. Unable to tame his curiosity, Lawrence begins investigating why Jamie was named heir to this vast fortune. His interest grows when he discovers the old Wickersham well that now holds human bones—and the truth of a long-ago murder.
 
Kingston’s meddling has tilled up the past, but when workers on their project keep turning up dead, he and Jamie must escape their present thorny situation…or they too risk being buried amidst the garden’s secrets.


Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312949327
0312949324
9780312328726
0312328729
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY EGL
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,22 cm.

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