The Garden of Emily Washburn by Barry Dean
“The main rule is simple. You are to be seen only in public with the lady. You are not to try to spend time alone with her. If you agree, you will have a beautiful woman for all of the right functions and be the envy of your peers.” Peter Mortimer agreed to Emily Washburn’s main rule….then broke it.
Now Scott Mawson, an itinerate mathematics teacher and amateur investigator has been hired to find out why Peter Mortimer, an Australian film director with the record for the shortest lifespan of any recipient of a Cannes Film festival leaf, stepped in front of a car just one hour and fifteen minutes after his brush with glory.