A WELL DRESSED CORPSE is a Taylor and Graham mystery.
The town is getting ready for their annual Well Dressed
festival when old bones are found. Could they be that of a
young lady who went missing 23 years earlier? Vera Howarth
just disappeared into thin air. Now there was a good chance
the bones are Vera. What does it mean? How did Vera die
and wind up in that field? In the meantime, Reed FItzgerald,
the festival organizer is found dead. He has been murdered
following a meeting of the festival committee. Who wanted
As Detective Sergeant Brenna Taylor and her new partner
Mark Salt seek answers to both deaths, Brenna struggles with
her fiancee and his families wedding desires. Chief
Inspector Geoffrey Graham allows Brenna and Mark to seek
their own answers but wrangles them in every so often,
Stuffed in the Reed's mouth are pieces of daisies. What
could it mean? Brenna is convinced it is specific to the
killer when Mark isn't so sure. Are the two murders 23
years apart connected?
As Brenna and Mark seek answers they find more
questions. They find lies, deceit, betrayal. Some of the
town folk are not at all what they seemed.
Jo A. Hiestand takes us on a picturesque journey through
the English countryside. She writes in such a way that she
can smell the countryside, feel the night air,you are in the
Pub with them. Jo paints a beautiful picture with her
words. There is a new television series on AMC right now
called the KILLING. I really like it, and while I was
reading A WELL DRESSED CORPSE, I could see it play out in a
KILLING manner. Excellent! I read visually. And when an
author makes me feel like I am along for the walk, I am
thrilled. A WELL DRESSED CORPSE would make a charming movie
like AMC's the KILLING.
A WELL DRESSED CORPSE was not only fun to read but
informative - I learned many new things in the "English"
arena. Just charming. I was so engrossed in the story and
sub stories that I was sad to see it come to an end, But be
that, it was a wonderful read.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 4.9.
Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., Ph.D., MHt.