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I braved the cold, hopped the train downtown yesterday and captured some great books This is a beautifully written and artfully constructed story There are layers to be unwrapped in the reading and while the characters are not always endearing they were painted with master strokes.It was another reminder of how quickly people of the first few decades of the 1900 s matured, behaving very differently from today s 20 30 year old population They lived through the first World War and this had defi I braved the cold, hopped the train downtown yesterday and captured some great books This is a beautifully written and artfully constructed story There are layers to be unwrapped in the reading and while the characters are not always endearing they were painted with master strokes.It was another reminder of how quickly people of the first few decades of the 1900 s matured, behaving very differently from today s 20 30 year old population They lived through the first World War and this had defining impact on their behavior.This author was one I had never heard of until reading a goodreads review Death in the Garden written by Elizabeth Ironside and first published in 1995, this edition in 2005 by Felony Mayhem You are in England after all We do things for duty and for respectability and because other people do them, not for pleasure This post WWI novel was a slow starter, but eventually unfolded into a solid, but not especially exciting murder mystery George Pollexfen is that even a real surname is found dead of poison and the crucial ingredients are conveniently found in Death in the Garden written by Elizabeth Ironside and first published in 1995, this edition in 2005 by Felony Mayhem You are in England after all We do things for duty and for respectability and because other people do them, not for pleasure This post WWI novel was a slow starter, but eventually unfolded into a solid, but not especially exciting murder mystery George Pollexfen is that even a real surname is found dead of poison and the crucial ingredients are conveniently found in his wife s photography studio This manor mystery focuses at first on the socialites staying for the weekend and present that night What secret lives went on behind the accepted fictions of their existences , but soon jumps forward to a young lady whose beloved great aunt amusingly referred to as the great aunt by her relatives has just died She discovers the great aunt is connected to this 60 year old murder and takes it upon herself to solve it This is where the book picks up and settles into a pleasant, typical English mystery The author is Lady Catherine Manning, wife of the British Ambassador to the U.S 2003 2007 and her other four novels look interesting also A wonderful British mystery novel with a surprising twist at the end And yet it is so muchIt is a murder mystery with a little bit of history and just a hint of the supernatural Underlying it all is an exploration of the intricacies of human relationships over the course of a life time and between intersecting generations Did you ever take the time to wonder what your mother, grandmother, great aunt was like before she was cast in the role of mother, grandmother, great aunt One of the most absorbing novels I ve read in a very long time A few years after the end of World War I, George Pollexfen died by poisoning in his own country garden, and his wife stood trial for his murder She was acquitted, and the mystery was never solved Now i.e., the 1990s her great niece and principal heir tries to work out, from extant records, who could have killed George all those years ago.If it s instant gratification you re after, this isn t the detective novel for you In fact, One of the most absorbing novels I ve read in a very long time A few years after the end of World War I, George Pollexfen died by poisoning in his own country garden, and his wife stood trial for his murder She was acquitted, and the mystery was never solved Now i.e., the 1990s her great niece and principal heir tries to work out, from extant records, who could have killed George all those years ago.If it s instant gratification you re after, this isn t the detective novel for you In fact, despite the presence at its core of a mysterious death and the attempt to deduce what really happened, I m reluctant to call it a detective novel at all It reminded meof books like Ian McEwan s Atonement and A.S Byatt s Possession, although I m tempted to say that it s better written than either.I read this as a rather battered secondhand paperback, but am inclined now to invest in a hardback copy for the shelf I enjoyed the way Ironside presents the reader with multiple points of view, through interviews of characters, journal entries, letters, and even a description of a short story written by one of the suspects She doesn t do it with absolute strictness an interview with a character isn t merely transcribed, we are also aware of what the character is thinking but does not say but these shortcuts prevent what might otherwise be tedious reading.Having the facts presented so neatly meant that I had I enjoyed the way Ironside presents the reader with multiple points of view, through interviews of characters, journal entries, letters, and even a description of a short story written by one of the suspects She doesn t do it with absolute strictness an interview with a character isn t merely transcribed, we are also aware of what the character is thinking but does not say but these shortcuts prevent what might otherwise be tedious reading.Having the facts presented so neatly meant that I had correctly guessed the murderer early in the book, but not without a couple of false starts Because this book asks not only, Who done it but Why , trying to understand the motivations of the various characters was as interesting as trying to spot the murderer I loved this book It s a bit slow to read, it really requires your attention, but there is so much going on it is very rewarding All at once it is a traditional English country house mystery, a glimpse of the modern years during and just following WWI, and a look at changing women and women s roles in this century It s a complete portrait of an event that took place in 1925, seen in its historical context and through the eyes of the second generation to follow Each piece of the puzzle unfold I loved this book It s a bit slow to read, it really requires your attention, but there is so much going on it is very rewarding All at once it is a traditional English country house mystery, a glimpse of the modern years during and just following WWI, and a look at changing women and women s roles in this century It s a complete portrait of an event that took place in 1925, seen in its historical context and through the eyes of the second generation to follow Each piece of the puzzle unfolds as each character is illuminated through journals, letters, reminiscences, and recorded history so authoritatively that it is easy to forget you are reading a novel, and not participating in the search Very often a story told through multiple generations feels unbalanced one generation suffers while the other s history is told This book, for me, strikes just the right balance between past and present Whether or not you are a mystery reader, if you have any interest in the time period I would definitely recommend this .KINDLE ☾ Death in the Garden ♬ In , Diana Pollexfen was found innocent of killing her husband, but the accusation shadowed the rest of her life Sixty years later, Diana s grandniece resolves to determine just who did kill George Pollexfen in that sunlit garden between the wars First US edition Frank Williams Diana Pollexfen was found innocent of killing her husband Why the Allies Won but the accusation shadowed the rest of her life Sixty years later Being Sam Frears Diana s grandniece resolves to determine just who did kill George Pollexfen in that sunlit garden between the wars First US edition In 1925 beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her 30th birthday with a party at a country estate, but the celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana s photographic chemicals Sixty years later, Diana s grand niece, Helena, is also turning 30, but with rather less fanfare An overworked attorney in London, Helena s primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair By way of distraction, Helena starts looking t In 1925 beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her 30th birthday with a party at a country estate, but the celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana s photographic chemicals Sixty years later, Diana s grand niece, Helena, is also turning 30, but with rather less fanfare An overworked attorney in London, Helena s primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair By way of distraction, Helena starts looking through her great aunt s papers and soon develops another obsession Determining just who did kill George Pollexfen in that lovely, sunlit garden between the wars From An absorbing English country house mystery It reminded a bit of Josephine Tey s Daughter of Time in that there is a main modern day character who is delving into an unsolved murder from the past I don t think it was as good, though There were some odd things about it, including some odd skips in time or sequence a character sits down to eat and in the next sentence same paragraph she s reading old diaries At first one thinks she s reading the old diaries while she s eating, but then you An absorbing English country house mystery It reminded a bit of Josephine Tey s Daughter of Time in that there is a main modern day character who is delving into an unsolved murder from the past I don t think it was as good, though There were some odd things about it, including some odd skips in time or sequence a character sits down to eat and in the next sentence same paragraph she s reading old diaries At first one thinks she s reading the old diaries while she s eating, but then you realize she must have moved to the library The author was channeling Virginia Woolf as she unfolded this tale of death, friendship, war, justice and self deception Although she channeled the solution to the sixty seven year old mystery about 2 3s of the way through, the parallels between Diana s life and that of her great niece were nicely drawn and the ending was realistic even if a little deflating I enjoyed this murder mysterythan most of the fiction I have read this year.