The Dead Past - A Felicity Grove Mystery

The Dead Past - A Felicity Grove Mystery

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by Tom Piccirilli
     
 

Welcome to Felicity Grove…

This upstate New York village is as small as it is peaceful. But somehow Jonathan Kendrick's eccentric grandma Anna always manages to find trouble. Crime, scandal, you name it … this wheel-chair-bound senior citizen is involved. So when the phone rings at 4 AM in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to…  See more details below

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Welcome to Felicity Grove…

This upstate New York village is as small as it is peaceful. But somehow Jonathan Kendrick's eccentric grandma Anna always manages to find trouble. Crime, scandal, you name it … this wheel-chair-bound senior citizen is involved. So when the phone rings at 4 AM in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma. But Anna's outdone herself this time. She's stumbled across a dead body in her trash can.

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Anonymous Reviewer
Tom Piccirilli is a genius at characterization.. . His sardonic wit makes The Dead Past a great read... simultaneously mesmerizing, frightening, and poignant ... a brilliant whodunit.
Ed Gorman
Kendrick is one part Matt Scudder, one part aging Huck Finn, and one part Archie Goodwin ... The person who summons him home is not a grizzled, but exasperated chief of police, not a swooning dame in danger—but his own grandmother, who is every bit as snoopy as Miss Marple, and every bit as tart as Joan Rivers… [a] blend of hard-boiled and cozy elements gives the book its wit, warmth and appeal ... one of the best written and most enjoyable mysteries I've read in a long time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012395108
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Series:
The Felicity Grove Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
694,078
File size:
578 KB

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The Dead Past - A Felicity Grove Mystery 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
marianlibrarianLT More than 1 year ago
I was about to discard this book to make room on my library shelves when I started reading the first two pages. I went on to finish it that same day. I enjoyed the characterizations and the mystery was engrossing. I plan to order the second book in the series now and promote it to my patrons. One question I would like to ask the author is: Why didn't you write a book about the mystery surrounding the deaths of Jonathan's parents. The retelling of the story in this book sounds like it would have made a great mystery. Oh, well, too late now.
DallyHo More than 1 year ago
I love books by Tom Piccirilli. I couldn't put this book down. This series is so good!! I hope he writes a third installment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago