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THE DETECTIVE’S GARDEN: A Love Story and Meditation on Murder 


"It seemed to Emil that all gain in life was measured by loss.”


Brooklyn, 1995: hipsters have arrived, developers smell blood and a housing bubble threatens to turn a sleepy semi-industrial waterfront into towers of glass and steel. Ex homicide Detective Emil Milosec figures he’ll be untroubled in his lush garden, alone with his pension and his memories. But this is not to be.


A heat wave, a gun, a smattering of science and a bit of Shakespeare, a half forgotten murder, and the nagging twists of Old Testament morality yield The Detective’s Garden, an urban tangle, both noirish and contemplative.