I enjoyed this story very much. The detail to the gardens was beautiful and the mystery suround them was complex and thought provoking. This is my first encounter with this author. I am definitely going to read his other book, The Blue Rose.
The second in the English Garden Mystery series follows retired professor and botanist Lawrence Kingston restore a magnificent garden, solve mysteries dating back to WWII, and even falling in love - a little. Much better than "the Blue Rose"
When 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 bonesand the truth of a long-ago murder.
Kingstons meddling has tilled up the past, but when workers on their project keep turning up dead, he and Jamie must escape their present thorny situationor they too risk being buried amidst the gardens secrets.