Judgment of the Grave
By Sarah Stewart Taylor
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312940164, 336pp.)
Publication Date: August 1, 2006
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TO TREAD WHERE MALICE LINGERS...
While most travel to Concord, Massachusetts to relive America's Revolutionary past, Harvard professor Sweeney St. George has come looking for a different sort of history. An expert on funerary art, she roams the local cemeteries, fascinated by the macabre carvings of a celebrated stonecutter and hero of the Revolution--a project that takes a strange turn when a man dressed in a uniform of 1775 is found murdered in the nearby woods.
IN MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD
With police suspecting that the victim may be a missing Cambridge scholar who had been researching the very same historical figure as Sweeney, the investigation draws her in. Now, searching for clues in the weathered stone markers of the dearly departed, and with the help of a precocious twelve-year-old boy and Cambridge police detective Tim Quinn, Sweeney St. George closes in on a 230-year-old enigma--and a desperate killer without remorse.
"Pull up an overstuffed chair and drift away."
--Mystery Lovers Bookshop
SARAH STEWART TAYLOR is the author of two previous mysteries that feature Sweeney St. George, including the Agatha Award finalist O' Artful Death. She lives with her family in Vermont.