Synopses & Reviews
Young Cambridge scholar Adam Banting is in Tuscany, assigned to write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci gardena mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. As his research deepens, Adam comes to suspect that buried in the gardens 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 villas 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.
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
From the national bestselling author of "Amagansett" comes a sumptuous tale of multiple mysteries, family intrigues and hearty Continental flavor that demonstrates Mills' . . . place at the crime fiction table ("Baltimore Sun").
About the Author
Mark Mills is a screenwriter; among his credits is the script for "The Reckoning", adapted from Barry Unsworth's novel Morality Play. Mills lives with his family.