Death in the Garden City
by Jeanne M. Dams

When Dorothy Martin and her ex-policeman husband Alan are asked by some good friends to look into a series of petty crimes that are perplexing the local Mounties in the picturesque Canadian city of Victoria, they immediately jump on a plane to British Columbia and settle themselves into the heart of the local community. Drinking champagne with the local businessman and would-be politician as well as cups of tea with the local recluse, they infiltrate all ranks of Victoria society. But when a young woman goes missing and a body is discovered, it would appear that the petty crimes have turned deadly.

With their ability to get to the root of a crime and dig out the culprit, it’s not long before Dorothy and Alan realize they have embarked on a trip that will become far more dangerous than they ever envisaged…


A nice way to shake up the series without altering it structurally, giving the action a fresh feel while retaining all of its familiar elements. Good stuff for cozy fans


Tension runs high until the surprise ending, the depravity tempered by lyrical descriptions of Victoria and environs

Kirkus Reviews

An Anglophile’s delight, piled high with enchanting details of arcane rituals, all neatly wrapped around a nice case of murder

Kirkus Reviews on A Dagger Before Me

Dams shows Dorothy at her inquisitive, resourceful, determined best. Fans of the series will be pleased to see this engaging heroine once more

Booklist on Crisis at the Cathedral

The writing is crisp, the cast of characters is richly described, and the story is delightfully convoluted. For fans of Dams’ brand of mystery, a sure-fire hit

Booklist on The Missing Masterpiece

Another charming cozy featuring two very likable senior sleuths who show no signs of slowing down

Booklist on Smile and be a Villain

Jeanne M. Dams

Jeanne M. Dams, an American, is a devout Anglophile who has wished she could live in England ever since her first visit in 1963. Fortunately, her alter ego, Dorothy Martin, can do just that. Jeanne lives in South Bend, Indiana, with a varying population of cats.

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Death in the Garden City by Jeanne M. Dams is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029655531st August 2020142 X 218mm224£13.99
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