Black Water Lilies (Paperback)
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Black Water Lilies (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/03/2017
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Waterstones Thriller of the Month for March (2017)

Three women lived in a village
The first was mean, the second was a liar, and the third an egotist.
Their village bore the pretty name of a garden: Giverny.

Giverny, where the lilies lie waiting and the weeping willows shiver in the breeze.

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?

A bestseller in France, Michel Bussi’s first novel to find its way into English, After the Crash, becase a runaway Waterstone’s hit. His second promises to follow in its footsteps, offering a plot worthy of Harlen Coben and the writing, orchestrated under the sure hand of translator Shaun Whiteside, is as luminous as the Giverny Bussi describes.

Want to read more? Over on our blog, publisher Kirsty Dunseath for Weidenfeld & Nicolson describes how she first fell for the writing of this blazing crime talent.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474601764
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A work of genius befitting the masterpiece by Monet at its heart . . . Simply stunning." Daily Express

"A bestseller in France, it is a dazzling, unexpected and haunting masterpiece." - Daily Mail

"Bussi's portrait of the difficulties of investigating a closed community is fascinating, and the novel ends with one of the most reverberating shocks in modern crime fiction." - Sunday Times

"Murder always seems especially appalling against a beautiful backdrop, which is why Michel Bussi's novel begins to strikingly." - Sunday Express

"...enjoyment of this intelligent and absorbing book need not be confined to Monetists." - The Times

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“Unputdownable!”

If you thought 'After The Crash' was good then you will definitely like 'Black Water Lilies. A mystery novel set in Giverny where three women are like by death, A rich doctor is murdered and the... More

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“Ingenious French mystery”

I wasn’t sure about this book to start with. The character-led story meanders much like the village brook in Giverny, where a body has been discovered, and is steeped in the history of Monet and Impressionism. Michel... More

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“A book with a wonderful twist....”

From the bestselling author of " After the Crash " , here is another thrilling murder story taking place in Monet's town called Giverny famous for its water lilies.

I love the beginning of the book... More

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