Edward Philpott is found bludgeoned with his own spade in the garden of the home he shared with his daughter Rachel and his two grandchildren. Hillary’s only lead is a rival at the village flower show who used to argue with the victim about the size of his vegetables. But what dark secrets from the past and present does this village hold?
Hillary has returned to work after the slaying of her boss and is determined to track down his murderer. His pregnant widow is even more determined to get revenge, but will she go too far?
Can Hillary cope with two complex investigations full of extreme emotions, one of which is very close to home?
This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely heart-stopping conclusion.
MURDER IN THE GARDEN is the ninth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.
This is another solid addition to the DI Hillary Greene series by Faith Martin, I do enjoy reading a new book by Faith as she has an excellent writing style and you know you are in for a treat!
I enjoyed the plot with this one and that there were two main themes running through the book. I don’t want to say too much or give the plot away. I enjoyed the interaction that Hillary has with her team and have given this one four and a half stars rounded up to five stars for Amazon and Goodreads – I am very much looking forward to reading the next in the series!
** If you are planning on reading the whole series, you do need to have read Murder in the Mansion before you pick up this one or you will get a massive spoiler – you have been warned! **
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the first eleven of the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 9 books in the series are available now. Books 10-11 coming soon!
Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.
Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.
As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.