A DAZZLING BOUQUET OF MYSTERY AND MURDER
Here, amid the lush, heady beauty of a garden setting, everything's coming up roses...or turning up corpses. Focusing on crime that flourishes amid the flora, this blooming collection of 19 tales provides mystery fans with fertile ground for great suspense fiction.
Agatha Christie sends her famous detective Hercule Poirot to an elegant estate to inquire about an elderly lady's poisoning.. and finds the crucial clue in how her garden grows. Ruth Rendell tells a chilling tale of a flesh-eating houseplant, two near (but not dear) friends, and a carefully plotted plan for revenge. Ddward D. Koch spins a fascinating puzzler about a gypsy detective, a formal castle garden where a treasure has been buried long ago and where a dead body or two is springing up now.
And sixteen other writers with a green thumb for detection combine horticulture and homicide to cultivate motives, means, and opportunities into ripe, ready, and irresistible mystery fiction.