The Occasional Gardener – Nick Hooper


The Occasional Gardener is the first of a series about Inspector Arnold Rackham, available in paperback format from this site.

The second book in the series, The Mirror in the Ice Cream Parlour, was published in 2019 and can be purchased here.

To purchase the Kindle edition of The Occasional Gardener, click here.

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Arnold Rackham is a detective inspector in a safe parochial town. He has buried his head in the sand for too long, and bit by bit, his past and other metaphorical criminal weeds appear to make his life very difficult. To cap it all, he starts to have memory loss episodes. He manages to cope with his troubles with the help of his dog, and his artistic ability to draw from memory. Thus finding his way back, and solving a series of crimes.

Continuing the trend of music inspired by Nick’s writing, The Bookshop Band gave this special performance of their song ‘I Can Draw’ at the official book launch in 2018. You can watch the performance below.