The characters are well developed and intriguing.
Every character appears in view as one personality, but as the story evolves the lives are opened and exposed for their flaws and their real character.
I highly recommend this book to people who enjoy historical novels, especially to those interested in the post-World-War I era in England.
Each life explored in this work is followed in vivid detail to the benefit of the reader. Every character appears in view as one personality, but as the story evolves the lives are... Read morePublished 6 months ago by billy stone
This is the sort of mystery I dearly love: a crime in the past has consequences for people in the present. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John D. Cofield
I read the reviews here and elsewhere of this book and decided to give it a try. I am a long time fan of the mystery genre: Sherlock Holmes, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by fermat
This is a beautifully written book -- elegantly turned sentences, believable characters, nice historical details. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by R. Ward
This is my first book by the author Elizabeth Ironside - and now I'll have to check out others. I truly enjoyed the mixture of the present with the past, although sometimes I was... Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by NHR
Well written, the structure of the story (opening with a house party in the 1920's that ends in a death, then jumping ahead to present time when a young woman tries to unravel the... Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by Ron
What I liked most about this book was the atmosphere created by the writing style. I really felt like I was "there". Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by kashew
Elizabeth Ironside populates her DEATH IN THE GARDEN with memorable and complex characters, all of whom have needs, desires conflicts, and secrets. Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by Red Rock Bookworm
I enjoyed this book a lot, but Ironside's other books did not fare as well with me.Published on October 5, 2009 by Carey Tynan