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The Body in the Garden

(2020)
(The first book in the Lily Adler Mystery series)
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Perfect for fans of Tasha Alexander and Rhys Bowen, Katharine Schellman's debut novel is sure to delight.

London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn't expect is the dead body in Lady Walter's garden.

Lily overheard the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. But she's willing to leave the matter to the local constables--until Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case. Stunned and confused, Lily realizes she's the only one with the key to catching the killer.

Aided by a roguish navy captain and a mysterious heiress from the West Indies, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend's husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team tries to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London's social season, but the dead man knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that they would kill to keep hidden. Now, Lily will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the murderer's next target.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A perfect London crime novel and a masterful debut; fast-paced, expertly researched, and intricately plotted. I actually gasped when I got to the end!" - Alex Grecian

"Clever and satisfying, this debut novel delivers characters that draw you in and plot twists that keep you guessing. Fans of Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily mysteries will want to set aside space on their bookshelves for the adventures of widowed amateur sleuth Lily Adler." - Greer Macallister

"[An] elegant, excellently-paced, and thoroughly engrossing mystery. Filled with charm, wit, and vivid historical detail, Katharine Schellman's debut is a pure delight from start to finish!" - Ashley Weaver


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Used availability for Katharine Schellman's The Body in the Garden

Hardback Editions

April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (LILY ADLER MYSTERY, A)
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
ISBN: 1-64385-356-2 / 978-1-64385-356-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Body in the Garden (Lily Adler Mystery)
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
ISBN: 1-69059-919-7 / 978-1-69059-919-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (Lily Adler mysteries)
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
ISBN: 1-69059-923-5 / 978-1-69059-923-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Body in the Garden: A Lily Adler Mystery (LILY ADLER MYSTERY, A Book 1)
Author(s): Katharine Schellman
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU