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The Cipher Garden

(2005)
(The second book in the Lake District Mystery series)
A novel by

 
Warren Howe is surprised by a hooded visitor while working in a garden in Old Sawrey, a lovely village in England's Lake District. Soon it is Warren who is dead - murdered with his own scythe. The police identify several suspects, but lack the evidence to make an arrest.

Years later, an anonymous tip sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. Warren's wife Tina is accused of killing her husband, although she had an alibi. Hannah's sergeant, Nick Lowther, involved in the original investigation, seems disturbed by her determination to look again at the old crime. And Daniel Kind, the historian, wants to uncover the secret of the strange garden at his own cottage. Enlisting the help of Warren's former business partner, garden designer Peter Flint, he is drawn into the mystery of the murder.

Daniel and Hannah find old sins cast long shadows as they search for the truth. Then there is another horrifying death. Now Daniel and Hannah must piece together the clues that lead to a shocking revelation. But by the time the puzzle is solved, Hannah's life has changed forever.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"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

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 1-59058-316-7 / 978-1-59058-316-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
ISBN: 0-7490-8135-X / 978-0-7490-8135-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries)
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 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cipher Garden: A Lake District Mystery #2 (Lake District Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Edwards
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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