Bill Brodrick was an Augustinian friar before leaving the order to become a practising barrister. His first novel, THE SIXTH LAMENTATION, was loosely based on the wartime experiences of his mother.
'It makes a good, twisting mystery?as Anselm slowly puts together the clues which will bring a murderer to justice in the final pages of this quiet, thoughtful novel? SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * ?As this labyrinthine tale unfolds, Brodrick is able to bring off a truly impressive sleight-of-hand. While we read on, agog for the next revelation, it becomes apparent that we?re being treated to character studies quite as rich as that in many a more ostensibly ?literary? novel?.DAILY EXPRESS 'Ultimately superior murder mystery? ** DAILY MIRROR Henry Sutton (*** 3 stars) ** 'The Gardens of the Dead has gravity and grace, as well as a powerful atmosphere of creeping dread' TIME OUT, John O?Connell ** ?Fast paced and well written, The Gardens