( Ebook ) ♖ The Trail of the Wild Rose ⚇ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I enjoyed the novel just as much for the horticultural and botanical information on roses, their propagation from the 18th century onward, as well as for the complicated plot and the travel description of places in the U.K such as Oxford, Dorset, Cornwall, London, and Wales.There is a lot to like about this mystery by Anthony Eglin, which I think is better than his last, The Water Lily Cross, which had a too unbelievable plot a waterlily hybrid that desalinates sea water, turning it into fres I enjoyed the novel just as much for the horticultural and botanical information on roses, their propagation from the 18th century onward, as well as for the complicated plot and the travel description of places in the U.K such as Oxford, Dorset, Cornwall, London, and Wales.There is a lot to like about this mystery by Anthony Eglin, which I think is better than his last, The Water Lily Cross, which had a too unbelievable plot a waterlily hybrid that desalinates sea water, turning it into fresh water over time In The Trail of the Wild Rose, however, plant lovers will like Eglin s discourses on the history of the modern varieties of roses travelers will like the descriptions of gardens around England, and mystery lovers will like the elaborate plot Plant hunters mysteriously start dying off in the novel, the first during an expedition in the mountains of Yunnan, China, and the second as a result of a hit and run four years later Will similar accidents happen to the third, fourth, and fifth persons who were on the plant expedition with the first victim What is behind the deaths, and does it have any relation to their plant gathering in China The plot has lots of red herrings, false leads, andthan a few culprits who go out of their way to obscure the truth.Readers will find the protaganist, retired botanist and teacher Lawrence Kingston, very British and somewhat charming as he goes about sifting out facts, smelling the roses, and helping the police come up with the solutions These garden mysteries are getting better all of the time I like the base mystery in this novel man falling off cliff in arduous search for rare seeds in remote China The actual story location is England and surrounding areas, which is fine with me, but the flavor of exotic background is interesting Main character, Kingston, is challenged trying to assess policeman, Sheffield s acceptance of his deductions never sure how suggestions are being taken and also has an interesting relationship These garden mysteries are getting better all of the time I like the base mystery in this novel man falling off cliff in arduous search for rare seeds in remote China The actual story location is England and surrounding areas, which is fine with me, but the flavor of exotic background is interesting Main character, Kingston, is challenged trying to assess policeman, Sheffield s acceptance of his deductions never sure how suggestions are being taken and also has an interesting relationship with friend, Andrew who could be just a bitoutrageous Prologue and early chapters set a thrilling beginning..I hope to visit Quarryhill Botanical Garden sometime soon Great book for garden plant lover and English mystery reader My first read in this series, but I enjoyed it Lots of incidental British history, a likable sleuth , interesting topic The plot was a bit confusing, and I had a major player in the solution pegged, but hope to read. The main character in all these books, Lawrence Kingston, a retired professor of botany, was very amusing in likable in the first few books I read of this series He did have a tendency to be pedantic and maybe a little likely to overstay his welcome, but not boorish and so self consumed that he crossed the line He is wearing thin, at least to me, by this book He is a little too likely to interfere in crimes scenes and take and withhold evidence, since he seems to think, though he doesn t admi The main character in all these books, Lawrence Kingston, a retired professor of botany, was very amusing in likable in the first few books I read of this series He did have a tendency to be pedantic and maybe a little likely to overstay his welcome, but not boorish and so self consumed that he crossed the line He is wearing thin, at least to me, by this book He is a little too likely to interfere in crimes scenes and take and withhold evidence, since he seems to think, though he doesn t admit to it int he books, that he can better understand and use the evidence than the police What hubris He apparently thinks he is a better investigator than the police, so he is entitled to use the evidence he comes across and that he is really not breaking the law, but he is by withholding evidence Unfortunately, the author fosters this of course, this is his baby , by having the police comment on his natural talent as a detective just don t do it again on my patch However, to me the character is bordering on arrogance in his detective abilities, at this point and just too consumed with solving the mysteries himself, to the point that he is reckless and foolhardy Still enjoyed this book, but the character is getting a bit too unbelievable and even irritating to me ( Ebook ) ☩ The Trail of the Wild Rose ⚖ The hunt for an ancient Chinese rose turns deadly in this latest English Garden Mystery featuring Dr Lawrence KingstonA plant hunting expedition haunted by tragedy leads to a perilous trail of greed, larceny, and deceit Has Peter Mayhew, the man who plunged to his death on a mountain in China, come back to life Which of the expedition members is hiding an explosive secret Why are some being targeted for murder Once again, Dr Lawrence Kingston retired professor of botany and reluctant sleuth finds himself at the center of a baffling case like none he has ever encountered Following an ambiguous trail with only scant clues, he must find the hidden meaning dormant in a cache of valuable Chinese antiquities, shadow a ruthless assailant through London s teeming Underground, and travel the length and breadth of Britain, from a hospital ward in Oxford and an anonymous rendezvous in a Hampshire garden, to a remote farm in Dorset and the mystical Cornish coast even to the mountains of Wales in his search for the truth Even the most likely suspects are becoming victims themselves, and the stakes rise exponentially as each lead comes to a dead endliterallyRacing to save the lives of the remaining plant hunters and not become a victim himself, Kingston discovers the extreme lengths to which desperate men will go for riches, recognition, and the thrill of the hunt Clever and chilling, The Trail of the Wild Rose effortlessly combines Anthony Eglin s horticultural knowledge and literary skills to create an innovative and riveting new mystery I liked the mystery, but I think the book could have used some serious editing down, and the conclusion went on for much longer than necessary This was the first English Garden Mystery which I ve read, and while I wouldn t avoid any others, I certainly won t seek them out The character of Kingston is arrogant, long winded, and takes too much liberty with crime scenes and evidence The mystery was so long that I began to mix up the characters from the expedition, so now I can t properly remembe I liked the mystery, but I think the book could have used some serious editing down, and the conclusion went on for much longer than necessary This was the first English Garden Mystery which I ve read, and while I wouldn t avoid any others, I certainly won t seek them out The character of Kingston is arrogant, long winded, and takes too much liberty with crime scenes and evidence The mystery was so long that I began to mix up the characters from the expedition, so now I can t properly remember how the book began There was a man in the hospital and for some reason the police made the mistake of asking Kingston to come in and help them I think the police regretted it, too, even though Kingston assisted in solving the crime In Anthony Eglin s books, I have enjoyed the main character, Lawrence Kingston, and the garden settings in the U.K What I find most enjoyable is the setting in a garden, the activities surrounding the gardens and plants and of course a mystery that must be solved This book I thought was not as good as the others as mystery to be solved was not part of a garden or a wild rose Also, I thought that the main character didn t have enough to do between clues or events, seemed too lost and aimless In Anthony Eglin s books, I have enjoyed the main character, Lawrence Kingston, and the garden settings in the U.K What I find most enjoyable is the setting in a garden, the activities surrounding the gardens and plants and of course a mystery that must be solved This book I thought was not as good as the others as mystery to be solved was not part of a garden or a wild rose Also, I thought that the main character didn t have enough to do between clues or events, seemed too lost and aimless Overall, it was a good read, but not as good as his other books I figured out part of the mystery pretty early in the book, but still enjoyed it One of my hobbies is gardening and the descriptions of the botanical gardens in England made me want to jump on the next plane there I learned a lot about The different areas of Great Britain as well as the significance of China in the world of botany This author has written other books and I look forward to reading them. Ah, another great mystery solved I did at one point figured out whodunnit, reading these things I pick up on the structure of the books, these cozy mysteries are easy to figure out I do enjoy the atmosphere of this series, which is why I like to pick it up Makes me miss having my scones though.I am looking forward to the next book in this series. In my opinion, this has been the best of the series so far The plot was good, there was fascinating information about the history of roses, beautiful descriptions of various English gardens and manor homes, and a discussion of valuable Chinese pottery This is the best rating I ve been able to give of the books with oneto go.