In THE SIXTH LAMENTATION, William Brodrick introduced Father Anselm, the barrister turned monk who found himself plunged into the tangled history of occupied Paris. Now Father Anselm is brought back to his own past, and someone else's secrets.
Elizabeth Glendinning QC has lost faith in the legal system to which she has given her life. In an attempt to restore it, she has secretly devised a scheme to bring a guilty man back to court -- Graham Riley, whom she had successfully defended some ten years previously. As part of an elaborate contingency plan, Elizabeth leaves the unsuspecting Anselm with a key to a safety deposit box, to be opened in the event of her death. Three weeks later she is found dead in the East End of London. Once the box has been opened, a chain of events is triggered as if from beyond the grave, and Anselm is led to fulfil what Elizabeth has begun. THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD is the second, thrilling outing for William Broderick's detective Anselm.
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'THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD held me spellbound and fascinated. It is something of a tour de force to set up such a throroughly unprepossessing villain...keep us rooting for his downfall for four hours and then turn the tables to such an extent that our hearts bleed for him as the last of the many tangled knots are teased apart' Christina Hardyment, THE TIMES 'Ultimately superior murder mystery' Henry Sutton, DAILY MIRROR 'THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD has gravity and grace, as well as a powerful atmosphere of creeping dread' John O'Connell, TIME OUT 'Fast paced and well written, THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD is a gripping story' Rachel Rothwell, LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE 'It makes a good, twisting mystery....as Anselm slowly puts together the clues which will bring a murderer to justice in the final pages of this quiet, thoughtful novel' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Any fears that Broderick's earlier book was a lucky accident will be quickly allayed with THE GARDENS OF THE DEAD. The complexity of the narrative here is wearying at times but as this labyrinthine tale unfolds, Brodrick os able to bring off an impressive sleight of hand. While we read on, agog for the next revelation, it becomes apparent that we're being treated to character studies quite as rich as that in many a more ostensibly literary novel.' DAILY EXPRESS
About William Brodrick
Bill Brodrick was a Franciscan friar before leaving the order to become a practising barrister.
Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick
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