The Rose Grower

Crime novel

Original Title: Die Rosenzüchterin

Paperback, with flaps, 752 pages, 12.5 x 18.7 cm, 4.9 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7341-0900-3
€ 10.99 [D] | € 11.30 [A] | CHF 16.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: May 18, 2020
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There is a mystery surrounding the old rose grower's house in Le Variouf. And all the clues seem to point to the past of the women living there …

The young teacher Franca Palmer can take no more. Her marriage is in crisis mode and she can scarcely cope with the demands of her daily routine. On the spur of the moment she leaves her upmarket home in Berlin and flees to the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Here she takes lodgings in an old rose grower's house in Le Variouf and before long there develops a strangely distant relationship between her and her landlady, Beatrice Shaye. The older woman is living on the property with Helene Feldmann, a weird relationship marked by hate and loathing and based on a common past. The two women somehow seem to have been chained together – ever since 1945, when during the occupation of the Channel Isles by German troops Beatrice was taken in by Helene and her husband Eric as their own child. Right from the start the two Feldmanns would compete for Beatrice's affection, for Erich felt nothing but disdain for his wife. So his death on May 1, 1945, put an end to a distressing period of life for the two women. And yet, in spite of this, a shadow continues to lie over the rose grower's house. And one day, again it is the first of May, there is another death in Le Variouf …

1 million copies of The Rose Grower sold.


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