Title: Hearse and Gardens
Author: Kathleen Bridge
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
“A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses.
To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she’s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks. But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate’s many bungalows. The remains turn out to be those of Harrison’s son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago—along with one of his father’s Warhol paintings.
As Meg delves into the Hamptons’ pop art past, she gets drawn into the sketchy goings-on and family drama at the estate. But when Meg makes no bones about solving the crime, she just might become the subject of the killer’s next installation.
INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS”
This was a cute book! I originally recieved it from Berkley and can honestly say I will be reading the next in the series! (wow I use a lot of !! in my writing haha)
This book takes place in the Hamptons. I’ll be honest I don’t know much about geography (wasn’t my thing in school and I’m Canadian) but I find a lot of books take place in this. I always seem to enjoy them. I think there’s something about the way they describe the area. So of course it was absolutely perfect for a cozy mystery. My favourite cozy mysteries usually take place in little tight towns. This was no exception. I loved how connected everyone was.
In the beginning I was a little bit confused which took away from the plot for me. I think this is because I hadn’t read the first book, I started with this one which was the second one. Once I was able to sort out who the characters were and their little backgrounds the book ran smoothly. The characters were enjoyable but I do think we didn’t need a constant reminder that Meg was wearing hearing aids.
I enjoyed all the daram in it, and wow was there ever some family drama! I was able to figure out who the killer was which always excites me and makes me like a book even more! It was definltey different but well thought out.