A Grave in the Cotswolds (Thea Osborne Mystery #8)
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A Grave in the Cotswolds (Thea Osborne Mystery #8)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Undertaker Drew Slocombe is not having a good day. His business is failing, the car needs an MOT (safety inspection) and he s driving 120 miles to the Cotswolds to carry out the late Greta Simmonds final wishes. Unfortunately, when he gets there, a string of bureaucratic mistakes means that he s now the chief suspect of a murder inquiry. He s beginning to wish he had never...more
Paperback, 413 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Allison & Busby (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bev Taylor
with this title of course drew - the 'eco' undertaker is involved!

however, this time he is accused of murder ......

he buries a woman in a field by her house but does not check that it does belong to her as she said. this is where the problems start ......

light as usual with thea and her pet dog though no policeman boyfriend this time

the only point i could not accept was how the police insisted that drew travelled so many miles to be questionned and then told he had to stay in the county. this...more
Aditya /
Since noone else has reviewed this book much, I will preface my review by saying I liked the main characters and their chemistry and the story and therefor enjoyed the book. That being said...

This book BARELY gets 3 stars from me. I was constantly upset with the main character.
1) He kept being irresponsible and leaving his wife behind with the kids despite the fact that she has a brain injury and is suffering. This made me loathe him!
2) Worn out tires are a serious safety issue! But he says the...more
Lizzie Hayes
‘A Grave in the Cotswolds’ by Rebecca Tope
Published by Allison & Busby 2011, ISBN: 978-0-0916-8

This is, I think, the fifth book in the series featuring Thea Osborne and her spaniel Hepzie, so I was a might thrown when the book opens with a first person narrative from an undertaker on his way to the Cotswolds to carry out the last wishes of his client Greta Simmonds, to bury her in a field close to her home. The undertaker, Drew Slocombe arranges alternative funerals for those wanting a green...more
I could instantly tell the writing of a female. The thoughts and feelings experienced by the protagonist were not natural. I would not read the series but the book was readable.
Antigone Chambers
This is the kind of book the kindle and other e-readers was made for. I started off buying this series, but have gone off them more and more. So now selling the physical copies, to make room for those I want more. I will probably delete them altogether in the future, but can't quite bear to part with them altogether just yet.
Marie Godley
I read this after quite a gap from reading her others and I've obviosuly missed a few in between. It was good but I'm not sure if it was as good as the others.
D Wedd
This book brings together two recurring characters from different series but can be read as a standalone mystery.
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Rebecca Tope grew up on a farm and has held a wide variety of jobs, such as pre-natal instructor, marriage counselor, and funeral director, all of which have taught her a great deal about human nature. In 1992, she founded Praxis Books, a small British press.
More about Rebecca Tope...
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