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Sprig Of Sea Lavender

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A young woman races down the platform just in time to catch her train, but too late to save her life. Before she can reach London, she's discovered dead in her seat--at her side a portfolio containing a fortune in unlisted art works; at her feet, a sprig of sea lavender.

Piet Deventer of Scotland Yard has a passion for painting. He follows the scent to a seaside art colony
Mass Market Paperback, 218 pages
Published December 1st 1980 by Dell (first published May 1978)
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Mar 31, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
A Sprig of Sea Lavender is a nice little mystery tale that begins with a young girl dead on a train with what may be hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of paintings. Chief Inspector Piet Deventer, himself an artist as well as a policeman, investigates the murder.
Piet Deventer is an excellent character, very three dimensional and dynamic. No other character in the book comes close to being as well described as he, up to and including both his love interest and the villain. I would be intereste

A Sprig of Sea Lavender by J. R. L. Anderson has been something of a Holy Grail-type book for me. It got added to my TBR/TBF list sometime in the 1980s and I've kept an eye out for it whenever I've gone to used book stores or book sales--with no luck. And then my mother-in-law went to visit her sister at Christmas and they went to a used book store in Jacksonville, FL. Mom-in-law was armed with a list of some of my most-wanted books (she didn't seem to want to take all 10-15 pages of my To-Be-Fo
Mar 12, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
This could best be described as a palate cleanser -- something to read after a
heavy duty noir type novel. A police procedural of sorts, I stuck with it mostly
because it's set in Lavenham in the U.K. where I recently learned my family is from.

Art forgeries, gold robberies, hippies (it's 1978) and communes and a murder or two.
Mar 27, 2011 Nancy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Written in the 1970s and it shows....
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