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Where Old Bones Lie de Ann Granger
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Where Old Bones Lie (1993 original; edició 1994)

de Ann Granger (Autor)

Sèrie: Mitchell & Markby (5)

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A tangle of conflicting clues, suspects and possible witnesses... Meredith Mitchell is involved in yet another murder case with Cotswold Chief Inspector Markby in Where Old Bones Lie, the fifth whodunit in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A tidy, inventive and intricate plot graced with lovely scenic descriptions' - Publishers Weekly What do you do when you think your ex-lover has murdered his wife? That's the question Ursula Gretton, an archeologist working on the Saxon burial ground on Bamford Hill, puts to Meredith Mitchell in the hope that Meredith's friendship with Cotswold Chief Inspector Markby might cast some light on her dilemma. But Markby is dismissive of Ursula's suspicions concerning the disappearance of Dan Woollard's wife - until a body is found in the rubbish dump near the site Woollard and Ursula have been excavating. Woollard's team of archeologists aren't the only ones to disturb the peace of the windswept hill. Much to the fury of a taciturn pair of local landowners, a band of New Age travellers has set up camp on the hill, only to disappear the day the body's discovered. Markby is faced with a tangle of conflicting clues, suspects and possible witnesses - amongst the latter Meredith Mitchell - and when a second body is found it is clear the web is growing even more complex, and destructive. What readers are saying about Where Old Bones Lie: 'Ann Granger peppers her stories with plenty of characters, twists and turns and motives, keeping the reader guessing as to who the actual killer could be' 'You'll hang on each and every page until you come to the amazing conclusion' 'A well written mystery with an interesting archaeological background and well-drawn characters'… (més)
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Títol:Where Old Bones Lie
Autors:Ann Granger (Autor)
Informació:St Martins Press (1994), Edition: 1st U.S. ed, 278 pages
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This is an interesting little story, that i now see is part of a series - but it's the first I've read and I'm not sure the story suffered for that. There's an excavation on a field in the Cotswolds, looking for an Anglo Saxon warrior king, only soon it finds bones that are somewhat newer than that. The field gets invaded by a bunch of new age travelers, and the dig is interrupted. A body is found in the tip based in the old quarry opposite - and the dig is interrupted. A second body is found in the grave pit of an Anglo Saxon and the dig is interrupted yet again. All the while there are enough goings on between the archaeologists to keep the story ticking along. Dan & Ursula have been having an affair (but it's over). Dan's wife is missing and Ursula is getting worried that some harm has come to her, so Ursula calls on her friend Meredith. It just so happens that Meredith has a relationship (of sorts) with the local chief Inspector, Adam Markby. So how surprised are you to discover the identity of the first body? but who did it is a different story. it's a fun tale, lots happens and the characters are engaging and have quirks that make them recognisably human. I can see myself reading more of this series. ( )
  Helenliz | Feb 6, 2014 |
Entertaining audio for the daily commute. The bodies and bones keep piling up along with the number of suspects as an archaeological team of generally unlikable sorts digs into a farm where a group of hippie "travelers" has set up camp. Detective Inspector Markby of Bamford gets the case when the first contemporary body turns up, wrapped in a rug and dumped in an old quarry. His not-girlfriend-but-semi-regular-bed-partner Meredith, friends with one of the archaeologists, meddles annoyingly and puts herself in peril more than once. What does Markby see in her anyway? My first Ann Granger, but I'll happily listen to others in this lengthy series. ( )
  wortklauberlein | Dec 11, 2009 |
If you like British police procedurals, then I highly recommend the Mitchell and Markby series. This is the fifth book in the series, and it has all the things in it that I have come to expect from this author. Ms. Granger is a master craftsman of character design. Her characters are wonderfully real, with just enough eccentricities to make them enjoyable. The plot is also wonderfully intricate and complex. The book explores all sorts of issues such as family values, unhappy marriages, disfunctional families and it does so effortlessly and seamlessly. This book is centered around an archeological dig where modern bodies and ancient bones seem to keep turning up. It's a great puzzle. ( )
  Romonko | Feb 17, 2009 |
I did something here I don't normally do, and that is to start a British mystery series out of order. Not only is it out of order, it's #5 and I haven't even read #1. But I figure that's okay since I really don't care about the whole love/romance aspect between the two main characters, so if you think of it that way, you really haven't missed anything. You can read this as a stand alone if you take that tack. I'm not anti-romantic in real life; far from it. I just don't like it in mystery novels. Call me weird if you must -- I just like getting down to the mystery.

Anyway, having said this, Where Old Bones Lie is set at an archaeological dig sponsored by a local trust that supports a small museum in Bamford. The dig leader is positive he's close to finding a Saxon warrior chief named Wulfric. One of the members of the excavation is one Ursula Gretton, a friend of Meredith Mitchell, who is one of the two key crime solvers in this novel. Ursula, it seems, calls Meredith because she has been trying to end an affair with a married man (Dan) who will not take no for an answer. On going to visit with him, Ursula notices Dan's wife purse on his sofa, although Dan has told her that his wife Natalie has disappeared. Ursula calls Meredith with fears that Dan may have offed his wife. This sets into motion a series of events that lead Meredith and Inspector Alan Markby down a path of lies, danger and murder, in a story that has a nice twist at the end.

I liked it; the characters are a bit plastic but the basic story was okay. There are enough suspects to keep you guessing until the end. A fine little British murder mystery; I'd recommend to those who like that genre, and those who are interested in mysteries in an archaeological setting.

Overall, not bad; I will definitely get back to the other novels in the series. ( )
  bcquinnsmom | Nov 24, 2008 |
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A tangle of conflicting clues, suspects and possible witnesses... Meredith Mitchell is involved in yet another murder case with Cotswold Chief Inspector Markby in Where Old Bones Lie, the fifth whodunit in Ann Granger's Mitchell & Markby series. The perfect read for fans of M.C. Beaton, Agatha Christie and ITV's Midsomer Murders. 'A tidy, inventive and intricate plot graced with lovely scenic descriptions' - Publishers Weekly What do you do when you think your ex-lover has murdered his wife? That's the question Ursula Gretton, an archeologist working on the Saxon burial ground on Bamford Hill, puts to Meredith Mitchell in the hope that Meredith's friendship with Cotswold Chief Inspector Markby might cast some light on her dilemma. But Markby is dismissive of Ursula's suspicions concerning the disappearance of Dan Woollard's wife - until a body is found in the rubbish dump near the site Woollard and Ursula have been excavating. Woollard's team of archeologists aren't the only ones to disturb the peace of the windswept hill. Much to the fury of a taciturn pair of local landowners, a band of New Age travellers has set up camp on the hill, only to disappear the day the body's discovered. Markby is faced with a tangle of conflicting clues, suspects and possible witnesses - amongst the latter Meredith Mitchell - and when a second body is found it is clear the web is growing even more complex, and destructive. What readers are saying about Where Old Bones Lie: 'Ann Granger peppers her stories with plenty of characters, twists and turns and motives, keeping the reader guessing as to who the actual killer could be' 'You'll hang on each and every page until you come to the amazing conclusion' 'A well written mystery with an interesting archaeological background and well-drawn characters'

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