The Savage Garden

Mark Mills - Author

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ISBN 9780425221297 | 352 pages | 06 May 2008 | Berkley | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Young Cambridge scholar Adam Banting is in Tuscany, assigned to write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci garden—a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. As his research deepens, Adam comes to suspect that buried in the garden’s strange iconography is the key to uncovering a long-ago murder. But the ancient house holds its own secrets as well. And as Adam delves into his subject, he begins to suspect that he is being used to discover the true meaning of the villa’s murderous past.

“A romantic and gracefully executed literary puzzle.”
New York Times Book Review

“A sumptuous tale of multiple mysteries, family intrigues and hearty Continental flavor that demonstrates Mills has earned a prime place at the crime fiction table.”
Baltimore Sun

“Alluring, mysterious.”
New York Times

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In his first suspense novel, Amagansett, Mark Mills displayed a literary voice that was thoroughly embracing. The same is true in The Savage Garden.”
New York Daily News

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