The Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery (English Garden Mysteries)

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9780312939113: The Blue Rose: An English Garden Mystery (English Garden Mysteries)

Alex and Kate Sheppard have found the perfect house; the home they had always dreamed of owning. Nestled deep in the Wiltshire countryside and surrounded by a two acre walled garden, The Parsonage was to be their little paradise...but nothing stays perfect forever.

Soon after moving in they make an impossibly exciting discovery--one that defies every known law of nature and science. They find a blue rose bush flourishing in their walled garden. But as word of their discovery leaks out, the Sheppard's peaceful existence is shattered and they find themselves plunged into a world of coded journals, genetic experiments, cold-blooded greed, and ultimately, murder.

Threatened from every direction, Alex and Kate can trust no one but themselves, and the only way they can save their lives is to unravel the dark, seductive secret of the blue rose...

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EVEN PARADISE...
Alex and Kate Sheppard have found the perfect house; the home they had always dreamed of owning. Nestled deep in the Wiltshire countryside and surrounded by a two acre walled garden, The Parsonage was to be their little paradise...but nothing stays perfect forever.

CONTAINS SECRETS
Soon after moving in they make an impossibly exciting discovery--one that defies every known law of nature and science. They find a blue rose bush flourishing in their walled garden. But as word of their discovery leaks out, the Sheppard's peaceful existence is shattered and they find themselves plunged into a world of coded journals, genetic experiments, cold-blooded greed, and ultimately, murder.

THAT CAN KILL...
Threatened from every direction, Alex and Kate can trust no one but themselves, and the only way they can save their lives is to unravel the dark, seductive secret of the blue rose...

"One of those amiable mysteries that seek to mildly educate as well as to entertain: Here readers learn something about the history of roses while watching the hero and heroine dodge bullets and pruning shears."
--The Washington Post
"A well-plotted story that should appeal to gardeners everywhere about what happens when amateurs tinker with the ever-favorite rose species and come up with a killer."
--Ann Ripley, author of Death at the Spring Plant Sale

About the Author:

English-born ANTHONY EGLIN spent many years on the creative side of the advertising and marketing business. Forsaking that career to indulge in his passion for gardening, he started The Larkspur Company, where he co-produced a series of bestselling garden videotapes. Anthony is a member of the American Rose Society and his small garden has been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers. In 1995 he was awarded Garden Design magazine's Gold Trowel Award for Best Rose Garden. Anthony lives with his wife Suzie in Sonoma, California.

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Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks (2005)
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