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New Graves At Great Norne
by Henry Wade
The quiet port of Great Norne in East Anglia is unprepared for the series of murders that terrorize the community. There has not been a violent death since the unfortunate suicide of young Ellen Barton twenty years earlier. Now it appears that there are secrets shared by the close inhabitants of this small religious town. The local police, under the leadership of Chief Ins ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 303 pages
Published 1986 by Harper Perennial
(first published 1947)
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Dec 31, 2011 Bev rated it really liked it
"Nothing ever happens at Great Norne." Or so says one of the characters in Henry Wade's 1947 mystery set in a small East Anglian village where life has been fairly untouched by the progress of time between the World Wars. But New Graves at Great Norne will prove him wrong in a very deadly way. It all begins with the vicar....his death is put down as an accident. From all appearances, he missed his footing in a heavy fog and died from the blunt force of hitting his head on the quay-side stairs. H ...more
Nothing ever happens in the tiny village of Great Norne. When the vicar dies in a tragic accident, everyone is shocked, but the quiet days continue and the shock lessens. When the retired colonel kills himself, though, an alert young policeman thinks something is not quite right, and Scotland Yard is called in. The next death seems to be another accident, too. Even Scotland Yard can't find a link among the victims until Inspector Myrtle interviews one last local expert.