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The Lost Orchid by Pamela Kelt - out now

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I’m thrilled that The Lost Orchid is to be published on 4 April. It’s a botanical mystery/adventure set in Victorian Britain and is released by Bluewood Publishing. Find it on Amazon here.


I’ve always loved a bit of Gothic, so this is a dark tale of intrigue and adventure set in 1885, when orchid mania was its peak. Affluent members of society would bid feverishly for the latest exotic blooms, plucked from the remotest parts of the empire by intrepid, and often ruthless, plant hunters.
The story is partly inspired by the incredible stories of intrepid Scottish plant hunters in the 1800s, combined with some Warwickshire locations, not least Guy’s Cliffe, a haunted Gothic mansion by the Avon where I often walk my dogs.
*** It is 1885.
Flora McPhairson teeters on the abyss of social disgrace but finds sanctuary at the home of her uncle, veteran plant collector-turned hybridiser.
But all is not well at the orchid houses in leafy Warwickshire. Soon Flora is drawn into a notorious world where fo…