Death in the Cotswolds

Death in the Cotswolds

Book - 2008
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After two disastrous house sitting incidents in which she unwittingly became embroiled in murder and mayhem, Thea Osbourne is only too happy to have a bit of peace and quiet. The only positive thing that came out of her experiences is her blossoming relationship with DI Phil Hollis and she relishes the thought of their spending some quality time together. Even meeting Phil's childhood acquaintance, the eccentric Ariadne, cannot detract from Thea's happiness. But the bad luck the plagues the hapless Thea and her beloved spaniel Hepzipah is never far away. With autumn drawing in, preparations for Samhain, or Halloween, are well underway when Ariadne discovers a very tangible reminder of the season of death on Notgrove Barrow: a body laid out like a sacrificial victim. Unlikely companions, Thea and Ariadne are thrown together as they try to uncover the events that led to the fatality. It soon becomes apparent that the cozy village has more than its share of secrets. But just how far will some go to keep them hidden . .
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2008
ISBN: 9780749080648
Branch Call Number: Pbk MYS TOP
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 18 cm


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Oct 01, 2016

This book is so sensitive to the lost, bereaved and searching.
The writer is touching on topics that need solace. Dying, grief,
not belonging, the front everyone erects; all are amazingly stripped away in the
English country side. I have read all her books and "A grave in the cotswolds" ,exams the new wish for a burial without embalming or massive waste of money.

Dec 18, 2014

I checked the reviewers comments on Amazon and goodreads for this book. Quite a few people did not like this story. Well I am glad I did not pay attention to those comments since I rather liked the book. Any murder mystery that takes place in the Cotswolds or any BBC masterpiece series I have always enjoyed. This is the first book that I've read in the series and look forward to reading the rest.

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