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No Graves as Yet (World War One Series #1)

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    Develop a better understanding of a period in history

    This is the first book in Anne Perry's outstanding World War I series. Just before the start of World War I, John Reavely discovers something that could destroy the honor of England. While trying to get it to London, he and his wife are killed leaving their grown children to solve the mystery of why they were killed. At the same time, John, the oldest sibling and a professor at Cambridge, tries to cope with the death of one of his outstanding students. The book provides a wonderful look at the world in a much simpler time with great descriptions of how it is changing as a result of the political turmoil in Europe. Eventually, Joseph and his brother connect the death of their parents with the death of the student just as the war starts. I really enjoyed this book and the others in the series. My only disappointment was that the second book of the series was not available as a digital book and I had to go get it rather than downloading it to my Nook. The other 4 books in the series are digital and were downloaded and read with great speed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    tremendous World War I espionage who-done-it

    In 1914 in Cambridge, England, Professor and Chaplain Joseph Reavley attends a cricket match when his Intelligence Officer brother Matthew arrives to inform him that their parents died in an automobile accident. Stunned by their deaths, Joseph has no time to mourn as Matthew also tells him that their father had a document that if placed in the wrong hands would defame their country and probably destroy England at a time when the continent is one step away from open hostilities. <P>Matthew insists that Joseph assist him in recovering the document that he believes cost their parents their lives as their father was bringing this flaming gun to him when the car crashed. Feeling unsure of himself as he is an academian in a pacifist leaning university, Joseph joins his sibling when he learns of the death of a student that may be tied to this mess. <P>Anne Perry, known for her Victorian mysteries, provides readers with a tremendous World War I espionage who-done-it thriller. The clever story line is filled with action and fully developed characters so that the audience follows a strong spy murder mystery while receiving a savory taste of England at a point when NO GRAVES AS YET caused by the ¿war to end all wars¿ had occurred. Ms. Perry opens her new series in glorious victory. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    NOT UP TO ANN PERRY'S PITT OR MONK SERIES

    The characters in this novel do not come alive. Much of the dialog is forced. The characters seem to go in circles instead of moving the story forward. Not what I would expect from Anne Perry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2003

    No Graves as Yet

    The book has an exciting premise; unfortunately, the characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue is stilted, and the plot is predictable. The characters, especially Matthew and Joseph, do not evoke any sense of sympathy from the reader; they lack personality and individuality. In addition, much of the dialogue's tone is flat and lifeless and serves as an ornament, but does successfully advance the plot. So much more could have been done with this appealing plot and WWI setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    No Graves as Yet

    The first and last Perry book I'll read. The characters are one-dimensional and static, the dialogue is stilted and repetitious, and the plot is poorly presented and transparent. In addition, the work captures nothing of the period surrounding World War I.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Book title and author: No Graves As Yet By: Anne Perry Title of

    Book title and author: No Graves As Yet By: Anne Perry
    Title of review: Terrific adventure
    Number of stars (1 to 5): 5
    No Graves As Yet is the second out of five books in Anne Perry&rsquo;s adventurous series about World War II. In this book Sgt. Reznov (Soviet Union) and his team go through Germany in order to stop the Nazi&rsquo;s from killing all of the Jews. Sgt. Roebuck (American) and his team go through- out Japan in order to get our revenge on the Japanese for attacking Pearl Harbor.
    Sgt. Reznov and over 500,000 Soviet Union solders - attack the concentration camps and save as many Jews as possible. America remains neutral until the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor then Sgt. Roebuck and 600,000 United States solders are transported directly to Japan for war. Dr. Smith discovers the atomic bomb.
    After a month in Japan no American solders are dead but they are running low on ammunition and call for some. When the plane is 5 miles away from their location it is shot down but doesn&rsquo;t blow up. So the Americans set out to find the crashed plane. It takes the solders 3 hours to get to the ammunition. About the same time the Soviet Union hasn&rsquo;t lost a single solder but they have the same problem they are also running low on ammunition but when they call for their first plane it is shot down andblowsup. For Sgt. Roebuck and his team this adventure ends off with the Japanese cornering them in after they finally get resupplied. After 34 hours of fighting Corporal Wolfe reaches dispatch and calls for back-up, but they get cornered in as well. As for Sgt. Reznov after the first supplies plane in blown up the Soviets have to use their stealth in order to fight for some ammunition.
    I personally think that this book is very suspenseful to the point of no return. At night I had to force myself to stop reading. It has some differences from the real WWII but it is just as interesting.

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