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Gardening Can Be Murder

Marta McDowell
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Item #: UX8502
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN: 9781643261126
This fascinating book illuminates the intersection between gardening and the detective novel, examining stories throughout history to gain insight into the mysterious potencies of the plant world. Through Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, learn about Japanese gardens and soothing tonics that can be brewed from certain flowers. Scrutinize rose-covered crime scen... More
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This fascinating book illuminates the intersection between gardening and the detective novel, examining stories throughout history to gain insight into the mysterious potencies of the plant world. Through Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, learn about Japanese gardens and soothing tonics that can be brewed from certain flowers. Scrutinize rose-covered crime scenes, study the ways floral symbolism can be used as foreshadowing, and even read about the gardens of beloved authors. This delightfully devious study of "how poisonous poppies, sinister shovels, and grim gardens have inspired mystery writers" will offer a compelling new perspective.


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