WorldCat Identities

Sherwood, John 1913-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 154 publications in 2 languages and 8,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6037.H517, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Sherwood
The hanging garden by John Sherwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant executor of her niece's estate, Celia Grant travels to the island of Madiera, where she is faced with suspicious characters and mysterious motives. Antonia Hanbury died unexpectedly--perhaps the accidental result of too much to drink--and left her elderly father, Sir Adrian, former deputy head of the British Secret Service, two bewildered children, and an ex-husband recently released from prison. The more Celia discovers about her dead niece, the more mysterious things become. Why is Antonia's ex-husband so anxious to gain custody of the children? Who took the valuable orchids that are missing from Sir Adrian's prized collection? And, why is Sir Adrian's Brazilian housekeeper, Maria, afraid for her life?
A bouquet of thorns by John Sherwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia reluctantly agrees to fill in as a last-minute replacement judge at the annual flower show. Ann Hammond, the doctor's wife, will advise Celia on shich entries meet the committee's arcane requirements. All Celia has to do is attach the blue ribbons. But when Eileen Bradshaw, wife of the newly arrived manager of the paper mill, makes an appearance at the show, trouble begins
Menacing groves by John Sherwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botanist Celia Grant, a widow from Sussex, encounters a couple she met briefly last year. They have new names and seem to have come into money, or is something strange going on?
Flowers of evil : a Celia Grant mystery by John Sherwood( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia Grant is a botanist, a petite widow from Sussex who finds herself drawn into the personal and business-related problems of Richard Galliant, a stylish fabric designer whose recent unpredictable behavior is inhibiting his family's move up the social ladder. Hired to instantaneously rehabilitate the neglected gardens of the Galliant country home, Celia discovers that it's not drink behind the handsome executive's odd actions --- the latest of which was bussing the Princess of Wales at a local dedication --- but a rare tropical plant with hallucinogenic properties. Celia and her handsome young manager, whose girlfriend works for the designer, sift through the Galliant entourage for both motive and perpetrator. Suspects abound: the no-account son and his rock-star friend; Galliant's talented but weak-willed daughter; his ambitious wife; his opera-star mistress and her Central American husband ... but when the unknown poisoner turns to murder, can Celia discover the cuplrit before she herself becomes the next target?
Bones gather no moss by John Sherwood( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardener and sleuth, Celia Grant, travels to France to find the murderer of a botanist friend. The botanist took a job in a chateau to be able to study mosses. By the author of The Hanging Garden
Creeping Jenny by John Sherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A botanist at bay : a Celia Grant mystery by John Sherwood( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sunflower plot by John Sherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mantrap garden by John Sherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green trigger fingers by John Sherwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While tending the gardens of The Tower, an imposing Victorian mansion, Celia Grant discovers a dead body in the flower bed, but before she can report it to the police, the corpse mysteriously disappears
Death at the BBC by John Sherwood( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No golden journey; a biography of James Elroy Flecker by John Sherwood( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limericks of Lachasse by John Sherwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambush for Anatol by John Sherwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleuth and the liar by John Sherwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undiplomatic exit by John Sherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shady borders by John Sherwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Blessington's imperialist plot by John Sherwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1951 and 1964 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shot in the arm by John Sherwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mantrap garden : a novel by John Sherwood by John Sherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Creeping Jenny
Alternative Names
Sherwood, John Herman Mulso

Languages
English (119)

Italian (2)

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