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The Dead Past (Felicity Grove #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 wheelchair-bound senior citizen is involved. So when the phone rings at 4 a.m. in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma
Mass Market Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Berkley Prime Crime (first published 1997)
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Aug 23, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I was told or read some where that Piccirilli wrote this on a dare, imitating the "cozy" genre of mysteries. If so, he both did and did not succeed. The opening chapters seem to be checking off a list of traits, based perhaps on Murder She Wrote: the smart and well-meaning but uncontrollably nosy and interfering old lady in a small, quaint town, her hapless grandson getting drawn into her schemes, the local yokels... in fact, it almost seems like a satire of a cozy. But on the other hand, the fa ...more
Gloria Piper
Feb 24, 2012 Gloria Piper rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is a charming cozy that is part of a Felicity Grove mystery series. Jonathan Kendrick and his grandmother, Anna, are afflicted with a nosiness that is almost terminal when it comes to solving murder mysteries. We have plenty of witty repartees, which sometimes go on a bit too long. Jonathan is haunted by past traumas, which have worked to make him and his grandma famous in the little town. This rounds out the characters and it serves to invite the reader to investigate previous books in thi ...more
Angie crosby
Aug 10, 2008 Angie crosby rated it liked it
Shelves: alex, mystery
I enjoyed this book. I've read other books by this author but never a mystery. I didn't even know he had written mysteries. This book had a Miss Marple quality to it in nosiness and an inability to let anything go. It gave me clues but nothing glaringly obvious and kept me guessing to the end. It started a bit slow then seemed to really wrap up fast, almost as if the author suddenly decided to quicken the pace of the book. Good library read but nothing i'd buy.
Apr 08, 2014 Dola rated it really liked it
This is another great book by Tom Piccirilli! I love his books!
Jan Folks
Apr 04, 2011 Jan Folks rated it it was amazing
Good. Surprise ending. Will read more of his.
Oct 31, 2008 Marleen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Marleen by: Leuven Library
Original and enjoyable.
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