In neutral Ireland, World War II wasn't called "the war," it was called "The Emergency." And Sheila Pim's mystery-addicted father was having a hard time getting any new mysteries to read. So she wrote one for him, based around their common interests of gardening and murder mysteries. She went on to publish several more.
I enjoyed this Irish take on a murder mystery, it was kind of fun. It was fair-to-middling as quality goes.