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Einen Mann umzubringen, war nicht gerade Jason Gettys glorreichste Idee. Und ihn im eigenen Garten zu vergraben, hat die Sache nicht besser gemacht. Von Albträumen geplagt, versucht Jason ein normales Leben zu führen - bis ein Jahr später die Leiche auf seinem Grundstück gefunden wird. Oder besser gesagt: eine Leiche. Denn was dort zum Vorschein kommt, ist nicht Jasons ...more
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karen
Dec 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.

which is a great opening line for a book, you ask me.

seventeen months ago, jason getty killed a man and buried him in his backyard. jason is a wimpy blushing pushover of a man who had allowed himself to be bullied until he couldn't take it anymore, and killed his antagonist in the heat of the moment. he lives with the guilt and the fear of discovery every day, letting his life fall apart around him until he finally decides
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Julie
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I love dark humor when it is done right, which I'm sure is hard to do. But, Jamie Mason has nailed it in "Three Graves Full".
Dark, twisty, mysterious and suspenseful. I couldn't put it down.

Jason Getty is a plain vanilla, ordinary guy most people probably would't pay much attention to. But, driven to the extreme of what he could bear, Jason commits murder. He buries the body on his property and then sweats out the consequences. After a while, Jason relaxes just a little and decides to have his
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Ephemera Pie
This book had a lot of promise. The blurb completely sold me to the story. Jason killed a man and buried the body in his yard. And in a (very stupid) decision to get his front yard landscaped, two more bodies are found. The catch? He didn't kill them.

And that's where the interesting plot ends.

From here we get the backstory of the other two dead people, the person who killed them, and the woman who remained, plus Jason and why he killed. Oh, and the police officers investigating...and their dog,
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Robert
I’d like to thank my friend Delee for throwing down the gauntlet and shoving me with both hands toward the finish line. I couldn’t help but accept her challenge, and now I’d like to offer up one to you, my friends. If you haven’t read her reviews, you need to do so right now. I’ll wait twiddles thumbs and taps footand we’re back.

If that wasn’t enough history on this novel, I have a bit more for you. I met the lovely Jamie Mason at Bouchercon where we briefly discussed Goodreads—and no I didn’t
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Marcia
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
This book had so much potential that never came to fruition. What could be better than the discovery of two bodies but neither body is the one the homeowner buried. And that's where the story stopped being interesting. I waited and waited for "the thriller with a dash of sharp humor" to show up. But all I seemed to find was alot of confusion about who was talking and why was it necessary for us to know what the Tessa was thinking. At times it felt like I was reading a book about Lassie. I have ...more
Bob
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always been a huge Hitchcock fan, even though I grew up well after the height of his career. Personally, I like his darker films, those with a bit of macabre humour to them, like The Trouble With Harry. It's rare to find anybody who can manage to recapture that magic - Shallow Grave is the only successful example that comes to mind - so I was cautiously optimistic when Three Graves Full came my way and I read the opening of the cover blurb:

More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty
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Lea
The book starts with one a great premise: homeowner Jason Getty lives in fear of someone discovering the body he's buried in his yard. Imagine his shock when that terrible day comes, only to discover that the uncovered bodies aren't his!

The story is very fast paced, and extremely tense -- I was nervous for Jason the whole time I was reading this.

I did have a few issues, though. Although the writing was really gorgeous (and at the risk of making myself sound like a simpleton), there were just
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Lou
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
This, as the title states, involves three graves, three dead people.
This is not a mystery told in a conventional way, which is not a bad thing, it's original.
A story with a cast of characters who are associated with the why and how those bodies got there in the first place is written with a skilful craftsmanship with words and sentences.
The whole dilemma of the bodies presented quite a dark comical and confusing macabre of a vista, this is what has you by the grip and won't let you go until
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Amber
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jason Getty murdered a man last year and buried him in the backyard, but where did the bodies buried in his front yard come from? That's the question that bugs him and annoys him when the Stillwater Police digs up his yard to unearth the dead bodies and try to pin it on him when he only killed one person. Can Jason get away clean or will chaos and mayhem happen to him? Read this book and find out.

This was a pretty good Murder Mystery Thriller I got at a 5 used books for $20 sale at the Hastings
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Patrice Hoffman
Imagine someone finds a body buried on your property... then they find another body... and neither body is one you buried on your property. The story begins with Jason Getty anxiously hoping that the landscapers he has payed to fix his lawn, won't find the body he has buried on his property. Lo and behold, of course they find the body, just not THE body Jason placed on his yard. Just to add insult to injury, a second body is found, yet still isn't the body Jason placed on his property.

Jamie
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Mark Pryor
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Others have summarized the story so I'll skip straight to my opinion.

The story: I read a lot of crime fiction, and I write it, too. Originality, true originality, is rare but we have it here. Once an author comes up with a unique premise like this, the reader is inevitably going to be hooked and I was. It's a clever double-hook, too, with Jason's body in the back yard and two unknown ones in the front--that's two mysteries that the reader wants to investigate.

Having hooked me, the plot continued
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Ali
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I literally read this book only because Tana French is quoted on the cover praising it. Oh Tana. Don't lie to me.

...I don't get it. Either I am reading way too much into the ending, or I missed something entirely. No, seriously. If someone could please explain the very end to me, that would be great. Because all the reviews I'm reading talk about how the book has amazing twists and turns until the very last page, and the ending is so great and blah blah. So, please. Help me out here.

All that
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Beverly
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read on a Friday the 13th, Three Graves Full is a tribute to the fertile imagination of Ms. Mason, whose conjured-up images are vile and gruesome and smelly. The cover art is particularly good as it is the silhouette of the top branches of a tree which you might see from a grave as you are looking up. Jason Getty, the protagonist, is a lonely, insignificant nobody who attracts a vicious psychopath, named Gary Harris, who soon steals from and blackmails Jason into robbery and continues to menace ...more
Julie G
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.
But it could always be worse. . . .

Q: How do you resist a book with this opening?
A: You (okay, I) don't.

At the risk of gushing, I don't know where to focus my praise for Three Graves Full - the plot or the prose. Between the twists and turns, well-placed red herrings, and characters so real you'd swear you've met them, it all simply makes my heart sing.

Hmmm. Looks like there will be gushing, after all.

Immediately grabbing
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Paul Pessolano
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Three Graves Full”” by Jamie Mason, published by Gallery Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

Tired of the same old, same old books you have been reading? Looking for something different, something original, and something that changes from chapter to chapter. If so, put your order in, the book doesn’t come out until February 12th, and be one of the first to read “Three Graves Full”.

Jason Getty has just murdered a man, albeit under dubious circumstances, and buries him in his backyard. Although he
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Theresa
I have to add another book to my "could not finish" list. This book was not the worst I've picked up but it was not at all to my liking. If I have to lay blame somewhere it's in the over zealous prose. It's like the author took 25 words to say things that could have been said much more effectively with 5. A little bit of that is ok but an entire book is too much. It also would work better with a different kind of story. This one was about a guy who killed someone and buried him in the ...more
Louisa
Sep 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was filled with some crazy plot twists and I liked the way the characters all came together. It was a little long though, and I found by the end I was skimming to finish.
Alison Diem
I got this from Netgalley- they shot me an e-mail and I was intrigued. I loved the idea of this book. A guy kills someone, buries the body on his property. A year later, bodies (plural) are found on his property, neither of which are the body he buried.

Fantastic premise and a really great idea for a mystery.

Except, this isn’t a mystery. I’m not entirely sure what this is, but a mystery it isn’t. Everything is laid out pretty clearly almost immediately and if there is a bit of mystery, it doesn’t
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Catherine
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.

That's how you begin a novel worth spending a snow day reading.

Jason Getty had grown accustomed to the strangling night terrors, the randomly prickling palms, the bright, aching surges of adrenaline at the sight of Mrs. Truesdell's dog trotting across the lawn with some unidentifiable thing clamped in its jaws. It had been seventeen months since he'd sweated over the narrow trench he'd carved at the back border of his
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 Reading Divergence
Review of Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
NetGalley
5 stars

What an exceptional novel, and more so because it is a debut. Ms. Mason has a truly amazing capacity of imagination. Usually discovering character is like the spiral of peeling an onion, but it is so much more here: when we think we have already learned an individual down to the bone, we find there is more, deeper, to be revealed. And the plotting! I throw up my hands in awe: if the situation weren’t so tragic, this would be almost a
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Chana
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adultery, american, horror
Very much a Richard Laymon sort of book, with Ruth Rendell as Barbara Vine running through it.
Ordinary people caught in bizarre situations that cause them to commit crimes and try to hide these crimes, hence the three bodies buried in Jason Getty's yard.
Fantastic scenes, horrible but captivating and even funny. The action never lets up.
If you like horror and have a sense of humor about it, then this is recommended.
Nicole
Aug 07, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 45%

I bought this book because I was intrigued by the summary on the back. The first pages took off well. But after I read a little in to the book. It was bad - it was boring - it was not a book for me to enjoy.

I could not finish this book unfortunately.
Jax
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ page 240.

What a great idea for a book. I dare you to read that blurb and not get interested. But the writing style is so annoying that I can’t read any more. It’s just so…..cluttered. It doesn’t read smoothly at all. I had to do a lot of re-reading to make sense of things or because I had zoned out.

Here’s a brief sample:
The first time, after several minutes of brow furrowing and mental rummaging for his bearings, Jason had to concede that, once again, he’d missed his mark. Of course, there
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Christina
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I'm getting a dog and naming her Tessa.
Suspense Magazine
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three Graves Full
By Jamie Mason
What do you do when you have a body buried in your backyard? What do you do when two more bodies are found? I can guarantee you go off the deep-end, especially since you buried one of the bodies. Jason Getty has just gone off the deep end.

Jamie Mason’s debut novel had me wondering why it took her so long to let us get a look at her writing. Her work in “Three Graves Full” is refreshing in that not only is the book a noir thriller, but often has humorous
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Pattie
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book held a great deal of promise that wasn't fully realized. It seemed irresistible: police unearth two bodies on a man's property, neither of which is the one HE buried -- well, I was already hooked! Hitchcockian (is that really a word?) in its approach, it started off quite well, but lost some of its luster and got a bit over the top in the last act. It ended rather nicely, however, and was well written so I still rate it three stars. The main character, being a person who is rather ...more
Cheryl
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jason Getty still has nightmares about the crime he committed. He murdered a man and buried him on his property. For this reason, Jason has let his property get overgrown. He knows he has to do something soon or the neighbors will complain. So Jason hires a crew to fix up his yard.

Jason is relaxing until the crew calls for Jason. They have dug up a body. Jason knows the end is now for him. That is until Jason learns that it is not his body but another body and it is two bodies not one. Whose
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Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah*
It was a gaudy exhibit to the barbaric instinct that lay curled at the core of every tainted human brain. Evolution had brought us out of the trees, then culture had neutered the beast, but even a eunuch can get angry.

After a year of suffering from fear and guilt after murdering a man and burying him in his backyard, mild mannered Jason Getty is starting to get his life back into order. He's sleeping better, smiling more, and definitely not thinking as much about the body in his backyard. But
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Jacqueline J
This was a wild ride. Half way through the book things looked pretty wrapped up and I wondered how the author could fill up another 150 pages. But then things took off in a big hurry and went places I never expected.

The writing was very well done and I was sucked in from the first page. I didn't find any dull spots that I just had to slog through. The pace was fast and the characters interesting. Everyone was pretty well rounded and not just a stereotype although of course the characters with
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Kim Galla
What a disappointment this book has become. The excitement lasted less than 100 pages, at which point I became totally disgusted with Jason, what a wuss. There wasn't anything to hold my interest. The cast of characters didn't seem to connect to the circumstances, as if there were different story lines going on within this book and I got the impression they never would. The comical pair of detectives with the K9 didn't fit the story, either.
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Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, D.C. She's most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home.

Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina.
“Then Jason felt a brief statistical curiosity over how many people died annually because they couldn’t move when they should. He couldn’t think as far away as his feet, and they weren’t going anywhere on their own. It seemed that the internal conflict should have screamed in his head like a sold-out theater on fire, but in practice it felt stupidly bovine, like shoveling in more dull food when you were already full.” 0 likes
“The forest grows ferns and trees; it cultivates mushrooms and spores; it fosters its creatures from nothingness to more of the mulchy same. And for Jason, the seeds of backbone, of entitlement, were nurtured in the fertile hollow that had dropped the bottom out of civilized advancement. The forest insisted. It pushed back. At some sudden swell of that’s-enough, it emphatically refused to be overrun by bullying machinery and someone else’s idea of what it should be.” 0 likes
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