Today I'm proud to be one of the sites to reveal the cover for
Greenwood Tree by B. Lloyd
And here it is in all its wondrous glory:
*sigh* *swoon* Gorgeous isn't it? And the story is just as swoonworthy...
‘Well, what do all
mysteries have?' said Aunt Isobel. 'Money, mistresses, and murder.’
1783 – and Lichfield society is enthralled by
the arrival of dashing ex-officer Orville; he charms his way into the salons,
grand houses and even a great inheritance from extrovert Sir Morton.
1927 – and detective writer Julia Warren returns
to her home in Lichfield to work on her next novel. Initially she hopes to find
plot material from the past and set it in the present. Aunt Isobel, while
making preparations for the annual midsummer ball, has managed to root out an
old journal from 1783 which might prove a source of inspiration. Once Julia
starts reading her ancestor’s journal she becomes absorbed in solving the
mystery surrounding officer Orville. Detective fever takes over, and she moves
from reality to legend as events from the past seem
set to re-enact themselves in the present, and she finds herself unravelling
more than just the one mystery. Who was Orville? Who was the agent, Oddman, set
to spy on him? And who is helpful Mr Grenall ?
Pagan gods don’t walk away just because you stop
looking at them. The Gronny Patch sleeps. Perhaps it dreams. Or perhaps not …
A complex, multi-layered story unlike any other,
full of whimsy, horror, and mystery, shifting between the centuries and from
source to source, until all the threads are finally drawn together by the
imperturbable Miss Warren.