I did get my copy back then, imported from Canada courtesy of High Crimes, but I have great news. Michelle Wan has been picked up by Minotaur and the official US release of Twist of Orchids was earlier this month.
It's been quite a while coming and I couldn't be more happy. I think Wan is going to have a great home at Minotaur and I hope this means more of Mara Dunn and Julian Wood in the future.
To celebrate, I have one copy of A Twist of Orchids for a lucky commenter here. That's right. I'm giving away a copy of Michelle Wan's A Twist of Orchids, and all you have to do is leave me a comment here with your email addy. Couldn't be simpler. Let's put the deadline at midnight, Monday, May 3. And since I'm broke as dirt, let's do US only for this one.
And since it's been almost two years since I read it, here's my review from Bookbitch.com to tell you a little more about the book:
Third in Wan’s Dordogne based mystery series finds designer Mara Dunn and boyfriend Julian Wood poking into local mysteries once again. Julian, an orchidologist, is still searching for the elusive orchid photographed by Mara’s dead sister. As a side project, however, he ends up trying to help a Turkish couple find their missing son. Julian first approaches the couple to confront them about a product they are selling in their shop that contains ground up orchid root as a main ingredient. The production of the item in question has caused Turkish orchids to be put on the endangered list and Julian is determined to do what he can to at least prevent it from being sold in his area. The couple thinks that Julian may be able to talk some sense into their son, as he is enamored with “western” culture and rebelling against his more traditional parents. Meanwhile, Mara is concerned that their recently widowed and ailing neighbor may be in danger, not from himself, but from someone with sinister motives. Wan just keeps getting better and better. I’m so invested in these characters and the tight-knit community that surrounds them, that I just can’t get enough of this series.
The fourth installment of the series, Kill for an Orchid, is now out in Canada. I'm hoping this means it'll be out next spring here in the US.