The Garden of Emily Washburn
In the south of France, just to the east of Grasse, sits a medieval castle, complete with high walls and moat. In the grounds of the castle there is a vast greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, the finest flowers in all of Europe are nurtured for the Cannes Film Festival.
While this castle looks like many others there is one conspicuous difference. This castle is only visible to those who believe in the existence of Emily Washburn.
Join amateur detective Scott Mawson as he travels the world in search of two women. One is too beautiful to exist in reality and the other exists only in myth. Take the ride to discover who or what caused the untimely death of film director, Peter Mortimer.
“While Barry’s story is on the face of it a simple whodunnit, his style is distinctively his own – rich and risqué with an incisive wit that often had me laughing out loud.”
“Though not a particular fan of fantasy, it was just the right amount for me. It was enjoyable following the main character in his quest while enjoying his sense of humour. The characters are unique and the events depicted true to life - i.e. stranger than fiction. The style was light and fluid as the writer takes you on an unusual ride.”
“The story is written in a unique style with some great characterisations and an interesting storyline. There is plenty of action and mystery and I enjoyed the read.”