The first book in the English Garden mysteries. Poppy is working at a thankless job with no chance of advancement when she receives a letter from the lawyer handling her estranged Grandmother’s estate. Upon her arrival at the lawyer’s office, she takes the keys and goes to see the rundown garden. While there, someone tries to break into the cottage and Poppy finds the handyman buried in a flower bed. She has quirky neighbors. One side is a retired professional teacher and the other is a well-known mystery writer. She meets Oren, yellow-orange tomcat. He has a minor role in the tale. Poppy decides to bring the Garden and back to life. I recommend this book.