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A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs by Ellis…

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (1965)

by Ellis Peters

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This mystery, unlike Peters' Brother Cadfael series, is set in the twentieth century but reaches back a number of centuries when a medieval tomb is opened. ( )
  gypsysmom | May 10, 2018 |
Inspector Felse and his wife and son are spending a holiday in Cornwall when Felse is invited to take part in opening the tomb of an 18th century poet-smuggler some of whose poems were supposedly buried with him. When the excavators open the tomb, they find neither the poet nor his poems but instead two much more recent bodies. Interesting for the Cornish setting instead of the usual fictional "Midshire." of the other Felse stories. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 10, 2015 |
A little like a Hardy boy's novel - but still enjoyable if for no reason other than the fact that you are still guessing who done it until the very end. ( )
  stuart10er | Sep 27, 2013 |
Inspector Felse is on holiday with his wife and son. Inevitably they find themselves surrounded by corpses, although only one corpse is fresh, three mysteries need to be solved.

I enjoy the Felse family and the way they interact with each other. This novel highlights families and the love and respect (or the lack thereof) between parents and children. Peters is excellent at making real characters in her books, you know these people, you could be these people. I have to say that the mystery was no stumper, but that didn't bother me, because I wanted to know about the deeper mystery being lived out between these characters. As always, the author makes the setting so real you can feel the salt spray on your face and the sea breeze in your hair. ( )
  MrsLee | Oct 21, 2012 |
Detective Inspector George Felse is on holiday and meets up with archaeologists interested in opening the grave of Morwenna Treverra. Her and, Jan, her husband's crypt is noted for its clever epitaph but when they re-open his grave, two bodies are found, neither of which are Jan nor Morwenna.
Noted for her Brother Cadfael mysteries, Ms. Peters here introduces a modern policeman with family who can solve even the most mysterious crime.
A grand treat from a master of suspence! ( )
  elliezann | Oct 3, 2010 |
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When the tomb of Jan Treverra is opened to reveal two recently dead bodies, neither of which is Treverra's, Detective Inspector George Felse, on holiday nearby, steps in to investigate the murders.
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In a derelict seashore graveyard, a mystery unfolds, a trail of violence in Maymouth ?s history which casts long shadows ?ĆPermission is granted to open the tombs of a loving couple, Jan and Morwenna Treverra, buried centuries ago and given touching epitaphs. But recent remains are discovered there ? definitely buried long after the couple died ? and the whole community, young and old, is involved in this case.… (more)

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