This first book in a garden crime series introduces us to a charming modern-day Miss Marple
At 58, Ellen Spring, recently retired and widowed, is in the prime of her life. She loves to travel and is obsessed by the perennials in her garden. Inventive and attractive, she is flattered by men around her—but doesn’t want to commit to anything more than a fling with her younger lover. However, Ellen is also an exceptionally perceptive individual, with a curious mind and an ability to smell a rat.
A young mother takes some time off alone at the summer cottage. Her husband is overwhelmed by the sudden responsibility of taking care of their two-year-old daughter. Luckily, Ellen Spring is available to help. But when the mother doesn’t return in time, it seems Ellen has more work to do than she originally prepared herself for. How did this beautiful young woman with an apparently perfect life disappear?
Ellen is inspired by gardens around the world. In the first book, she reminisces about the amazing gardens in the city of Berlin. In Book #2 she becomes fascinated by the flora of Cadíz.
Rights & Brands
"We know what to expect from Eppu Nuotio. Her name conjures up dizzyingly suspenseful crime novels." — Karjalan Maa newspaper (FIN) "Nuotio is able to handle multiple points of view: her narrative is reminiscent of a skilfully edited film." — Savon Sanomat newspaper (FIN)
Eppu Nuotio (b. 1962) writes for adults, children, theatre and TV. Nuotio’s thrillers have been critical and commercial successes. Her novels emphasise current events and headline topics such as racism and multiculturalism.