The Cipher Garden by Martin Edwards

352 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction crime mystery mysterious slow-paced


Warren Howe is surprised by a hooded visitor whilst working in a garden in Old Sawrey. Soon he is dead - murdered with his own scythe. As the years pass, the culprit has yet to be found. However, after an anonymous tip-off, DCI Hannah Scarlett is ...

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