Three Graves Full

Three Graves Full

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A Library Journal Best Book of 2013! A Booklist Best Crime Novel of 2013! There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. But it could always be worse' More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he'd never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he's learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he's done, police unearth two bodies on his property'neither of which is the one Jason buried. Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers. A jilted woman searches for her lost fiancE, a fringe dweller runs from a past that's quickly gaining on him, and a couple of earnest local detectives piece clues together with the help of a volunteer police dog'all in the shadow of a dead man who had it coming. As the action unfolds, each character discovers that knowing more than one side of the story doesn't necessarily rule out a deadly margin of error. Jamie Mason's irrepressible debut is a macabre, darkly humorous tale with the thoughtful beauty of a literary novel, the tense pacing of a thriller, and a clever twist of suspense.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781451685053
145168505X
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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(Staff) Elaine Bird Feb 28, 2014

A different take on a murder story. Could you live with the body of a man you killed buried in your backyard? Then two more bodies turn up in the garden - this is going to be tough to explain! Lots of suspense and twists and turns. I enjoyed this book immensely. Wonder what her next book will be ... Read More »


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Russ_A
May 28, 2015

Four stars may be pushing it a little, but I’m glad to have read it. The author’s prose is too precious by half — at least — but the girl is quite a wordsmith. The plot is a mix of the surreal and suspenseful, a dark comedy, farce, and mystery all mixed together. Try to imagine an amalgam of The Wrong Box, Noises Off, and your favorite Agatha Christie murder mystery (if you have one). The plot is too convoluted to try to summarize here, although hundreds of others have done so on Goodreads or elsewhere, so read those if you’re after the details. This book is really all about style anyway.

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smilasnow
Jan 21, 2015

The other comments say it all. Wonderful twists and turns in the plot. Well written, great cast of characters and loved the dark humour throughout. Highly recommended.

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finn75
Jul 06, 2014

Nerve racking. Such a mash of characters and stories colliding into a conclusion that leaves you glued to the page. Reccomended!

Cynthia_N Apr 04, 2014

Great first book! It kept me guessing and fantastic surprise ending!!

(Staff) Elaine Bird Feb 28, 2014

A different take on a murder story. Could you live with the body of a man you killed buried in your backyard? Then two more bodies turn up in the garden - this is going to be tough to explain! Lots of suspense and twists and turns. I enjoyed this book immensely. Wonder what her next book will be about.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2014

"There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard." So begins Three Graves Full, a clever, often poetic debut told from many points of view (including a dog's). Months ago, widowed suburbanite Jason Getty had -- uncharacteristically -- killed someone and buried the body at the back of his property. Now, beset by weeds and finding yard work a bit traumatic, he hires a lawn service to tidy the front and side yards, where they find two bodies -- neither of them buried by Jason. The police get involved, and Jason's life gets far more complicated. This nerve-wracking first novel has critics raving; Booklist calls it "astonishingly accomplished." Thrillers and Suspense February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/33e3793e-e881-4de1-8e30-8ec4cb3a6d64?postId=9e85127c-f04f-4b24-a37a-dd4278a1ea24

hania4987 Oct 29, 2013

based on the reviews and comments, I was expecting something else

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were
May 03, 2013

A creative first book. Kept reader engaged.

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dcafk
Apr 06, 2013

This is a beautifuliy written, suspenseful,witty work.I enjoyed this book and recommend it. I hope Ms. Mason writes more books soon.

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carolchka1
Mar 21, 2013

Wonderful debut novel...very suspenseful! High recommended!

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