Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Hearse and Gardens

 I returned to Montauk and Sag Harbor in this second installment of the Hamptons Home and Gardens mysteries by Kathleen Bridge.  This time Meg and El are mixed up in the 20 year old death of El's relative Victor Falks.   Uncle Harrison had invited the 2 ladies to go through a bungalow on his property to search for antique finds prior to the bungalows relocation away from the eroding cliffs.  Unfortunately while examining the bungalow they discovered a sealed production studio with a skeleton.   Turns out it was Harrison's missing son, Victor, whom everyone had assumed had run off on his wife with a lover and an Andy Warhol painting.

Much investigation, antique digging and other mysteries ensue in this cozy mystery.  It is an enjoyable read and I came to realize this book focuses on artists who frequented the Hamptons in the past.  The first installment had focused on antiques and this one on artwork.  I enjoy the variety of topics that Ms. Bridge is delving into in her series.  

Hearse and GardensHearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this next audiobook in the series. Meg and El get mixed up in a 20 year old murder/missing person case. This time we meet El’s extended family which is quite a cast of characters. The mystery is well written and has lots of side stories which add depth to the story. Meg’s personal life gets a bit interesting in this book as well. Cannot wait to see where the stories go.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #52
  2. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  3. Cruisin thru Cozies  free choice # 31
  4. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #55
  5. Craving for Cozies  Book #47
  6. Pick your Poison #3-2 A book with the word "house" in the title
  7. Monthly Keyword #MonthlyKeyWordGXO   Garden
  8. Medical Examiner Challenge  2 Toe Tags
  9. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Free square- recording studio
      • Weapons
        • Row 4
          • Pillow, smother, asphyxiation
      • Detectives- Meg/El
      • Victims- Victor Falks/Helen
    • Six Shooter Challenge  Target #62  Shot #2
    • Audiobook  #2021AudiobookChallenge #4

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