The Savage Garden

The Savage Garden

By Mark Mills

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425221297, 339pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2008

Description
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.


About the Author
Mark Mills is a screenwriter; among his credits is the recent movie, The Reckoning, adapted from Barry Unsworth's Morality Play. His first novel, Amagansett, was published in a dozen countries; received the British Crime Writers' Association John Creasy Memorial Dagger Award; and appeared on several US bestseller lists. A graduate of Cambridge, he lives in London.