Set in England, Pru Parke, gardener extraordinaire, is hired to refurbish the famous gardens at Glebe House in the Cotswolds. The elderly magistrate, Batsford Bede, is murdered, and soon almost everyone around him is a suspect. Someone wants to buy a large wildflower meadow and develop it with estate-sized homes. What the culprit doesn’t know is that there is a covenant on the land, and it can never be developed, no matter who owns it. Why would someone kill this old man who is near death already? It’s a great mystery with a lot of people looking guilty. I do wish the police had informed the person arrested about the covenant — the murder, the blackmail, the intrigue were all for nothing.
- using “spoonfuls” instead of “spoonful”, when “Pru watched as Coral dumped heaping spoonfuls…” (Loc 622);
- using of “that” instead of “who” , when the narrator said, “Of the other two people that had lined up at the police…” (Loc 1485);
- and a split infinitive, when the narrator said, “…they would not be able to blithely leave behind a…”