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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. 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 this series Sort of a built in advertisement that is almost overdone The read is clever and entertaining, with its odd actors Names of characters are as numerous as trees in a forest, but somehow we manage to stay focused and occasionally surprised at the turn of events This is a quick, light read. Johnathan and his grandmother Anna solving a murder together It is on her land, a trash can A good cozy mystery with some humor Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion Good Surprise ending Will readof his. This is another great book by Tom Piccirilli! I love his books! Original and enjoyable. Synopsis/blurb..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 itthis wheelchairbound senior citizen is involved So, when the phone rings at four a m in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma But Anna's outdone herself this time She's stumbled across a dead body in her trash can.My take.The first in a two book series featuring Jonathan Kendrick and his grandmother Anna and a bit of amateur sleuthing.Small New York village setting, a family history and back story featuring alcoholism, murder, lifechanging injuries, bereavement, marriage, divorce, betrayal, jail time, a dog, a maybe new romance, football, and that's without mentioning the body in the dustbin I quite liked the two main characters, their bonds and their shared history and their inability to leave things alone when they feel the local police chief isn't working the case properly and has something to hide The chief's deputy, an old school friend of Jonathan's isn't averse to Kendrick and Anna sticking their nose in and is happy enough discussing the investigation amidst his own concerns about his boss.Quite a busy book with the backstories woven into the narrative I enjoyed the small town setting where everyone seems to know everyone else; where some characters have evolved and have seen the wider world and the contrast with others who have never left the town and who hark back to the glory of their school and college days when they were a minor somebody.The investigation gets complicated when another body appears at the same location with a different murder method.Enjoyable enough, no real annoyances or irritation while listening to the audio book, neither was I ever overly excited or left breathless by a turn of phrase or a descriptive passage It just did it's job by holding my interest throughout and providing a plausible outcome to the questions that needed answering.Author Tom Piccirilli sadly died in 2015 He's left behind a decent body of work in multiple genres crime, horror, mystery and thriller I've read him previously, before I started blogging The Cold Spot and Fuckin' Lie Down Already and I look forward to readingfrom him in the future.3.5 from 5Read (listened to) August, 2020Published 1997Page count 226 (5 hrs 35 mins)Source Audible purchaseFormat Audiblehttps://col2910.blogspot.com/2020/08/ `Free ☟ The Dead Past ⇻ 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 itthis wheelchairbound senior citizen is involved So when the phone rings atam in Jonathan's New York City apartment, he knows to expect some kind of dilemma But Anna's outdone herself this time She's stumbled across a dead bodyin her trash can!