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Grave Stones

(DI Joanna Piercy #9)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  9 reviews
For recently engaged Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, a murder is the last things she wants to deal with. Especially one with as dark a back story as that relating to calculating landowner and farmer Jakob Grimshaw; a man who managed to make enemies of all his neighbours and what little family he still had. One thing is certain; Joanna has a tough job ahead of her.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Allison and Busby
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Michele Brooker
Dec 30, 2020 rated it liked it
The last few days I have been caught up in the goings on in Leek, Queen of the Moorlands. A farmer was murdered, the wife might, or might not have met a grisly end, a daughter is quite frankly totally unlikeable! In fact few of the characters are very likeable. Farmland versus suburbia. Cleverly plotted and an easy read, a cosy-type crime that kept me amused for a while.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4. Not quite as good as "Blood on the Rocks" which was a Netgalley ARC for me, but a good mystery overall. The plot was a bit uneven and not sure if the detectives actually solved this one but a good read.
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book and liked the reader. Joanna is an interesting character and it was a good story. I’m looking forward to the next one.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good suspense with a satisfying number of twists and turns to the plot.
Lizzie Hayes
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘Grave Stones’ by Priscilla Masters
Published by Allison & Busby, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-7490-0702-7

Returning tanned and relaxed from her holiday in Spain with her lover pathologist Matthew Levin, DI Joanna Piercy is fast brought down to earth first by the appalling Staffordshire weather and secondly being presented with a dead body found on the prestigious Prospect Farm Estate

Although a select development all is not happy with the inhabitants, the farmer Jakob Grimshaw had kept himself afloat by sell
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An eerie, disturbing mystery with multiple threads, and a diverting personal story line that (thankfully) doesn't take over the plot line but does add depth to the story. I'm surprised that the Joanna Piercy mystery series isn't better known, because it really is quite good. I think with a bit more character development I would put it on par (although with a different ambiance - darker, with more hidden threads) with a novel by Deborah Crombie.

I would have given this book four stars but I found
May 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Joanna Pierct series. I really like this series but this was uneven. Conclusions and ideas that seemed logical to me--surely one of the officers would have made my points for me--were ignored. Things we said by characters in one chapter and then followed in the next chapter as though they'd never had/mentioned that idea or theory. It was as though the book was written in parts and not put together into a seamless whole afterward. I'm also not a fan of parading lots of juicy suspects in front of ...more
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Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it
The main problem with this book is that though about 95 percent of it the detectives make no real progress in solving the case. I prefer books in which the solution is revealed in a more systematic way.
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Priscilla Masters' writing career started in 1987 when she published Mr. Bateman's Garden, a children's book set in Biddulph Grange Gardens belonging to the National Trust. After that she created Inspector Joanna Piercy and has now also written a number of Medical Mysteries.

Priscilla Masters lives in Shropshire, England. She works part-time in Staffordshire as a practice nurse.

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