When Serena Smith is offered the chance of a lifetime to design set for a new production of a play, she throws herself wholeheartedly into the role. Venturing to Holland, where the playwright lived and wrote, she hopes to get a sense of his writing and the setting that inspired him. But everything is not as it appears. Serena arrives in Amsterdam, expecting to stay with her flatmate Ella, but Ella is nowhere to be found. Alone in a charming but beguiling city, Serena begins to unravel the mystery surrounding her friend's departure. The appearance of handsome actor acquaintance Patrick Hatch further complicates matters, as she struggles with her growing affections for him in the midst of the drama unfolding around her. A mysterious phone call and some seemingly chance encounters draw her further into the web of deceit and secrecy. Before she knows it, Serena finds herself enmeshed in a dangerous criminal network involving trafficking, blackmail and murder. Can she learn who is and who is not to be trusted? Will she be able to save her friend from the perilous danger in which she is entangled? Will she even be able to save herself? 'Arabesque of Daisies' is a gripping romantic thriller set in the Dutch capital. Praise for Jennifer Hyde's writing: '... produces smoothly flowing prose and an atmospheric setting' - Publishers Weekly 'A tidy plot' - Mail on Sunday Jennifer Hyde is pseudonym of the crime-writer, Marjorie Eccles. She lives in the Midlands. Under Jennifer Hyde she is also the author of 'A Handful of Shadows'. Under Marjorie Eccles she is the author of the Inspector Gil Mayo crime series, which includes 'A Death of Distinction', 'More Deaths Than One', 'A Species of Revenge', 'An Accidental Shroud' and 'Killing Me Softly'.
Used availability for Marjorie Eccles's Arabesque of Daisies
December 1984 : UK Hardback
October 2016 : USA Paperback
February 1992 : UK Paperback
October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition