A Grave in the Cotswolds

A Grave in the Cotswolds

Book - 2011
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Undertaker Drew Slocombe is not having a good day. His business is failing, the car needs an MOT (safety inspection) and he's driving 120 miles to the Cotswolds to carry out the late Greta Simmonds' final wishes. Unfortunately, when he gets there, a string of bureaucratic mistakes means that he's now the chief suspect of a murder inquiry. He's beginning to wish he had never heard of Greta Simmonds. Thea Osborne and her loyal spaniel Hepzie are still pursuing their occupation as house-sitters, despite the disastrous incidents of the past. At the moment they are staying in Greta Simmonds' house, which is currently between ownership. Thea is torn between moving back home or waiting for the execution of the will. After all, she does have outstanding payments due. Then the discovery of a body in a nearby field takes the decision out of Thea's hands, and she finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation once again. Having befriended the police's only suspect, Drew Slocombe, Thea believes him to be innocent. As Thea and Drew work together to clear his name, it slowly dawns on them that in a village simmering with secrets, a means and a motive could be laid at anybody's door.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9780749009168
Branch Call Number: TOPE
Characteristics: 413 p. : map ; 18 cm


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Dec 22, 2014

Enjoyed the book. Did not mind that the undertaker is the main character instead of Thea.

Apr 08, 2012

Although i quite enjoyed this book,I was slightly put off by the fact that Thea osborne was not the main character and that it was narrated by Drew Slocombe who just met Thea by chance.
I think it was a mistake to deviate from the tried and true formula

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