Father Anselm Mysteries; 0.6 x 7.7 x 5.1 Inches; 336 pages
In his acclaimed debut, "The Sixth Lamentation," William Brodrick introduced one of the mystery genre's most indelible heroes: Father Anselm, English barrister-turned- monk. Marking his triumphant return, "The Gardens of the Dead" begins with the unexpected death of a former colleague of Anselm's who had reopened an old case-one in which Anselm featured prominently. The monk, soon immersed in a mystery that sheds light on the darkest corners of London's judicial system, finds himself confronting age-old questions: What is justice? What, ultimately, is evil? Psychologically complex and suspenseful, this atmospheric novel establishes William Brodrick as a singular writing talent.