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Three Graves Full    by Jamie Mason order for
Three Graves Full
by Jamie Mason
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Simon & Schuster, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Jamie Mason makes his debut with this macabre suspense yarn that offers a cast of offbeat characters, a couple of surprising twists and a touch of deliciously dark humor.

‘There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. Jason Getty had grown accustomed to the strangling night terrors, the randomly prickling palms, the bright, aching surges of adrenaline at the sight of Mrs. Truesdell's dog trotting across the lawn with some unidentified thing clamped in its jaws.'

Although Jason is responsible for one of the corpses resting on his property, he is not the person who planted the other two bodies that the police unearth.

As chaos reigns all around him, the usually mild mannered man must deal with a situation that is careening totally out of control. A cast of colorful individuals Jason would much rather not get to know play major roles in sorting out this mess as do two determined local cops and their volunteer police dog.

Perhaps it is a bit premature to make the comparison, but don't be surprised if Ms. Mason's work is eventually compared to that of Tim Dorsey, Carl Hiaasen or Timothy Hallinan.

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