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Author: Rebecca Tope
ISBN13: 978-0312281274
Title: Grave Concerns
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (June 10, 2002)
Pages: 352

Grave Concerns by Rebecca Tope

Sorry,’ Drew said to Genevieve. But I’d better see who that i. No problem,’ she smiled. I’ll mind the baby for you, if you like. She bent down to play with Stephanie as Drew opened the door e stepped outside, closing it behind him, suddenly the discreet undertaker. Although not in fact wearing tweeds, the man standing on the path outside was decidedly tweedy. A scratchy-looking moustache with eyebrows to match, walking stick and gruff tones all combined to stereotype him. ‘You the funeral chap?’ he demanded of Drew.

About book: Since Drew had reached the conclusion that he could weather the burial the following day in spite of not having concluded his investigations, his new-found confidence seemed to get stronger as the day wore on. He dated it from the moment when he realised that Genevieve had been there, with a dead phone line, all along when he’d tried to phone her.

Rebecca Tope grew up on a farm and has held a wide variety of jobs, such as pre-natal instructor, marriage counselor, and funeral director, all of which have taught her a great deal about human nature. In 1992, she founded Praxis Books, a small British press. Other books in the series. Drew Slocombe (5 books).

Publication date 2002. Topics Cemetery managers, Cemeteries. Publisher New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL). Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 25, 2015.

Drew Slocome returns for another captivating mystery. After discovering the unidentified corpse of an elderly woman in his newly opened graveyard, undertaker and amateur detective Drew Slocome sets about solving the mystery with the help of the irresistible Genevieve Slater. Altogether this is an excellent black comedy. Harriet Waugh The Spectator.

Why does Genevieve not go to the police with her concerns? All Drew’s skills as an amateur detective will be needed if he is to get to the truth. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Allison & BusbyReleased: Aug 1, 1975ISBN: 9780749010157Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. Grave Concerns - Rebecca Tope.

2000) (The second book in the Drew Slocombe series) A novel by Rebecca Tope. With Peaceful Repose Cemetery, Drew Slocombe is determined to revolutionize the entire death industry and make cheap, ecologically sound burials a popular choice. Unfortunately, Drew's gravedigger has just discovered that their cemetery has one too many corpses.

Published: Jun-2002 (Hardcover) Jun-2011 (Paperback).

Rebecca Tope has a knack for creating characters who do the kind of things that make you think 'oh that would only work in a book' but who seem very realistic at the same time. LibraryThing members' description. com Product Description (ISBN 0749009705, Paperback). With Peaceful Repose Cemetery, Drew Slocombe is determined to revolutionize the entire death industry and make cheap, ecologically-sound burials a popular choice.

With Peaceful Repose Cemetery, Drew Slocombe is determined to revolutionize the entire death industry and make cheap, ecologically sound burials a popular choice. Unfortunately, Drew's gravedigger has just discovered that their cemetery has one too many corpses. The body of an elderly woman has been occupying the field for months before Drew opened for business. The police don't appear to be particularly concerned by the death, and seem to think that the body is that of a vagrant. But for Drew, things don't add up: even if the woman died a natural death, someone was obviously responsible for burying her.The mystery deepens when Genevieve Slater turns up at Drew's door. Drew has always fought an illicit attraction to Genevieve-an attraction that hasn't faded with time. But it's Drew's reputation for amateur detective work that Genevieve is now interested in. With reasons of her own for not wanting to contact the police, she wants to hire Drew to prove that the body is that of her missing mother. Drew realizes helping her might get him in trouble with the law, but, for a man looking to escape both money worries and marriage problems. Genevieve proves impossible to resist.
Reviews: 2
As a novel, it wasn't bad. As a mystery, it was slow, and the ending seemed hurried, particularly since the rest of the book was so slow. There was a LOT of time spent talking about the detective character's marriage, relationship with wife and daughter, lust for another woman, difficulties with business, etc. There was, in short, more time spent on that than is usual in mysteries. On the plus side, the quality of writing was fairly high, although I wish I had liked some character in the book.

The story involves a man with a wife and baby who has begun a business providing natural burials on a small plot of land he inherited (if these graves are going to be undisturbed, he's going to run out of land fairly soon if business picks up). Business is very slow, however, which is a recurrent theme in the book (too recurrent). His gravedigger discovers a grave on the land that they didn't dig, so the police are called in and find a body of a woman who apparently died a natural death. But who is she? In the meantime, a woman from our detective-natural burial-ground owner's past approaches him -- she thinks she knows who the woman is, and pays him to investigate. He needs the money and likes seeing the woman, so he agrees.

I only give the book 3 stars because the quality of the writing is pretty good -- but as a mystery, this book is not exactly a page-turner.
I am a passionate lover of mysteries. All kinds of books. Historical, hard-boiled, procedurals. I've been known even to give a whirl to a cozy from time to time. But, unfortunately this cozy is not the one I could possibly recommend to anybody. We learn a lot of details about funeral home bussiness, about a delivery of a baby at home, and all sorts of things not connected with the story. Characters are endlessly annoying and dislikable.And a puzzle, supposed center of the book, just lamely fizzles on last few pages. Unfortunately I have three more books at home written by Ms. Tope. At some point, I will feel compelled to read them to justify the money I spent. Hopefully they are less flaky and unfocussed then this one.