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  • Author:
    Andrew Taylor
  • ISBN:
    0340617152
  • ISBN13:
    978-0340617151
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  • Publisher:
    Hodder & Stoughton (February 2003)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
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    Mystery
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    4.8
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The tensions, both emotional and sexual, that run through this deftly plotted novel stretch the reader's nerves almost to breaking point' Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News.

Taylor takes us back to a time when façade and reality could be very .

Taylor takes us back to a time when façade and reality could be very different First Sentence: Richard Thornhill first saw the crocuses on a dark February evening. In the small English town of Lydmouth, a man is found hanged from the historic Hanging Tree. The victim is originally thought to be farmer Les Carrick and the death a suicide. When it is learned the victim was Les’ bother Mervyn and he was murdered, secrets of the town residents, particularly at Ashbridge School, begin to emerge. At first suicide is presumed, but the mystery The Lover of the Grave by Andrew Taylor - Good. I picked up a handful of these for the obcz, but decided I also wanted to read them.

Author/Guide: Andrew Taylor. Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Lover of the Grave. Why a Booktrail? 1940s: The third in the Lydmouth mystery series. ISBN: 978-0340617151. In Lydmouth, there are some dubious spots such as The Hanging Tree which makes an appearance in book three, Ashbridge School which is secretive and closed, and the surrounding moorland. There’s a sense of vast countryside, rolling hills and the fact that Lydmouth is a nice quiet place, but it’s also one of dark clouds, grey skies and secrets behind twitching curtains. Destination : Lydmouth (fictional) Wales, England Author/Guide: Andrew Taylor Departure Time: 1940s.

Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph. From the N. bestselling author of The Ashes of London and The Fire Court, this is the third instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series. After the coldest night of the year, they find the man's body

Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph. After the coldest night of the year, they find the man's body. He is dangling from the Hanging Tree on the outskirts of a village near Lydmouth, with his trousers round his ankles. Is it suicide, murder, or accidental death resulting from some bizarre sexual practice? Journalist Jill Francis and Detective Inspector Thornhill become involved in the case in separate ways

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Andrew Taylor (born 14 October 1951) is a British author best known for his crime and historical novels, which include the Lydmouth series, the Roth Trilogy and historical novels such as the number-one best-selling The American Boy and The Ashes of . .

Andrew Taylor (born 14 October 1951) is a British author best known for his crime and historical novels, which include the Lydmouth series, the Roth Trilogy and historical novels such as the number-one best-selling The American Boy and The Ashes of London. His accolades include the Diamond Dagger, Britain's top crime-writing award. Andrew Taylor grew up in East Anglia. He read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and has an MA in Library, Archive and Information Science from University College London.

This is the 3rd book in Taylor's Lydmouth Village mysteries (the 1st was An Air that Kills . I liked this one best of the 1st 3 in the series and better than the Roth books as well.

This is the 3rd book in Taylor's Lydmouth Village mysteries (the 1st was An Air that Kills & the 2nd was The Mortal Sickness (A Lydmouth Mystery)). They are somewhat similar to his Roth trilogy-set in a small town in England-but have a somewhat different feel to them. However, in this book, the romantic tension between the two main characters, Inspector Thornhill & Jill Francis, becomes more intense & more explicit than in the 2 prior books. Also, the mysteries are intertwined and clever.

Women detectives, Villages, Lydmouth (England : Imaginary place). New York : St. Martin's Press.

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The Lover of the Grave by Andrew Taylor - GoodI picked up a handful of these for the obcz, but decided I also . At first suicide is presumed, but the mystery deepens.

The Lover of the Grave by Andrew Taylor - GoodI picked up a handful of these for the obcz, but decided I also wanted to read them. This is the third in the series (didn't find the first two - oops) and is set in the 1950s, it reads like a period written book, but it was actually written in the 1997. Set in the little town of Lydmouth that is never quite placed (suspect Shropshire), a schoolmaster is found hanging on a tree on the outskirts. Running alongside, there is a visiting celebrity actor and a peeping Tom running amok.


Mojind
The Lover of the Grave is the third entry in Andrew Taylor's Lydmouth series, in which he chronicles the incidence of crime in a 1950's English village. Everyone knows everyone, and class, propriety and respectability are still highly valued. The lives of the villagers are, of course, influenced profoundly by their mores, and when crimes occur, there's usually a carefully hidden secret that lies beneath. It's up to Inspector Richard Thornhill to dig that secret up.

Near Lydmouth stands an ancient oak, renowned as a place of execution and suicide. Now, during a particularly cold winter, the body of a local teacher is found hanging from it, and Thornhill instantly suspects that he did not kill himself. The regional journalist, Jill Francis, naturally wants to write about the sensational story. She and Thornhill, who is married with children, have been strongly attracted to each other ever since Jill first came to town. The plot of this novel plays out on two levels, the murder mystery and the undeniable sexual pull that complicates the relationship between cop and reporter. To complicate matters, a peeping tom is drilling spy holes in the local ladies' convenience, lurking at the windows of hotel guests, and following Jill home.

The Lover of the Grave is a moderately paced, atmospheric mystery, with a host of well-drawn characters and full of local color. Though not as suspenseful as the earlier two novels in the series, it packs enough action, and perhaps more interestingly, psychological elements, to make it well worthwhile. The sudden denouement, on both the personal and professional levels, leaves the readers eager to pick up the next volume.
riki
I enjoyed this as a good detective story plus some romantic moments. I don't understand the title. Jill, a local journalist gets involved on several levels and Detective Thornhill shows his humanity especially when two workers are being persecuted one for his horrible looks and the other as a former Italian prisoner of war. Plot involves a peeping tom along with the major mystery of who hung the schoolteacher from the "Hanging tree". Characters do come alive for example the wife married to a schoolteacher who wants to leave him. Also the movie star returning to see his old friends. Also the children seem very normal as children. I felt the story was a fast read and not depressing either.
Anararius
This is the 3rd book in Taylor's Lydmouth Village mysteries (the 1st was An Air that Kills & the 2nd was The Mortal Sickness (A Lydmouth Mystery)). They are somewhat similar to his Roth trilogy--set in a small town in England--but have a somewhat different feel to them. While the setting is pretty dreary (esp. since this one's in the dead of Winter), they are, perhaps, not as dark as the Roth series. I liked this one best of the 1st 3 in the series and better than the Roth books as well. However, in this book, the romantic tension between the two main characters, Inspector Thornhill & Jill Francis, becomes more intense & more explicit than in the 2 prior books. Also, the mysteries are intertwined and clever. It's pretty slow going until the dramatic end, which is not only surprising, but also leans towards the next book--to see what happens to the two of them.

It's well-written as usual, but with more observant/interesting turns of phrase such as: p. 300: "Jordan wa not a stupid man but, as with so many self-centered people, egoism obscured his view as effectively as a pair of blinkers." But, it's still not in a class with Taylor's terrific masterpieces: Caroline Minuscule and An Unpardonable Crime IMHO.
Gaxaisvem
I tried several times to read this book but I just could not get into it. Perhaps somebody else will enjoy it more than I did.