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The Cipher Garden

(2005)
(The second book in the Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries series)
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In the peaceful village of Old Sawrey, set in the idyllic Lake District, a murderer strikes. Warren Howe, a husband and father of two, is brutally slaughtered with his own scythe by a mysterious hooded figure. The police manage to identify several suspects, but due to the lack of evidence they fail to make an arrest.

Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. Scarlett's investigations lead her to suspect Howe's widow, Tina. Meanwhile, someone is sending vicious poison pen letters to Tina and her two children.

With the help of a historian, and his information on the goings on in his unusual garden, Inspector Scarlett delves deeper and deeper in her quest for the truth, discovering old sins that are casting long shadows. The clues are eventually pieced together, leading to a shocking revelation that will change Hannah's life forever.




Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A beautifully crafted book, and for lovers of the classic whodunnit, there's a delicious twist in the tail." - Ann Cleeves


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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cipher Garden
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7505-2534-7 / 978-0-7505-2534-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cipher Garden
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-206-3 / 978-1-59058-206-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cipher Garden: A Lake District Mystery
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7490-8286-0 / 978-0-7490-8286-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries, 2)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-316-7 / 978-1-59058-316-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden: The evocative and compelling cold case mystery (Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7490-8135-X / 978-0-7490-8135-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries, 2)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-207-1 / 978-1-59058-207-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cipher Garden
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-84559-461-4 / 978-1-84559-461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cipher Garden: The evocative and compelling cold case mystery (Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon