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Risky Undertaking based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I have read all of the Buryin' Barry Mysteries to date and can't wait for the next. De Castrique has created this very special character - a hero with a heart, who puts family and friends first. Although these are well plotted mysteries, the story lines regarding family and community (his father's Alzheimers, the attempted take-over by mortuary conglomerates, etc.) are just as compelling. Read and enjoy !!
In a small town everyone wears more than one hat. In a small town Gainsborro, North Carolina, Burying Barry is the town undertaker and a cop. What starts out as an ambush after a poker game with the Mayor as instigator ends up calling the entire cast of zany citizens into the latest Burying Barry Mystery. From the Town Sheriff Tommy Lee to the rogue FBI agent Kevin Malone each of the Law men is well drawn and plausible. Being married to a Lawman myself, I often find the cops to be written as unbelievably heroic or unbelievably dumb. Great book cops are a treat for me. I had not read any of the previous six novels but this is a great stand alone mystery. The author brings you up to speed on each of the characters relationship with each other without belaboring the story or slowing it down. The glimpses of past stories intrigued me enough to go check out some of the earlier Burying Barry stories. The story was well paced and had some great twists and turns throughout. Characters are believable and well defined. The story was engrossing and hard to put down. I loved the the book started and ended with a poker game and an ambush of Burying Barry