Friday, July 18, 2008

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs is 4th in Ellis Peters' Inspector George Felse mystery series.

from the back of the book:
“Shed here no tears. No Saint could die
More Blessed and Comforted than I."

So read the epitaph composed by Morwenna Treverra centuries ago as she followed her beloved husband, Jan, into death. The couple have been together ever since, models of pious content, in the little seaside Saxon church near the village of Maymouth. But when curious scholars arrange to open Jan Treverra's tomb, it yields not one body but two... and neither of them is Jan Treverra.

Detective Inspector George Felse happens to be on holiday nearby; indeed, he helped to open the crypt and reveal its all too modern contents. Now from an ancient gave, a mystery unfolds; a trail of violence in Maymouth's history that casts shadows centuries long ...

Felse's son gets older in each book, and in this one he's 18.

I enjoy these books as quick interesting reads. Others I've read:
#1 Fallen Into the Pit
#2 Death and the Joyful Woman
#3 Flight of a Witch

Literature Map suggests Peter Tremayne for those who like Ellis Peters, but I've read nothing by Tremayne. I'll have to check him out.

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