Giverny. During the day, tourists flock to the former home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies.
But when silence returns, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village.
This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another.
Jerome Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens.
In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old.
Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream.
All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jerome Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumoured painting of Black Water Lilies?'This elegant crime mystery shimmers as delicately as the paintings of Claude Monet that lie at its heart . . . A bestseller in France, it is a dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece' Daily MailAn enchanting tale that kept me absolutely hooked as Bussi cleverly breaks all the perceived rules of plotting in a story containing riddles within riddles . . . stunning' Daily Express
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 30/06/2016
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781474601740