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Counted Corpse (Stitches In Crime Book 4) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B092GB4J4D
- Publisher : Andilit (31 August 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1656 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 196 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1952430275
- Customer Reviews:
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Paisley Sutton is a single Mum to Sawyer, she has her own business in architectural salvage with an interest in local history and the genealogy which accompanies it, and she's in a relationship with the towns' Sheriff, Santiago Shifflett. She has a great circle of friends including Best Friend, Mika (owner of the yarn store); Mary (local church historian); Mrs Stephenson (retired accountant and Mika's part-time assistant) and Saul (Mika's Uncle and owner of the local demolition team, also Paisleys right hand man). Each of these people play a key role in solving this, and other mysteries.
The Bethel Church is being extended, by way of demolishing the Manse next to it; as Paisley is a member of the congregation, she is asked if she'll salvage 3 or 4 key items for the Church, the rest she can have. Whilst doing this, she and Mary find a stack of hidden journals which point to the fact the Manse may well be built on a Monacan burial site.
If the journals are true, it becomes imperative that the site needs protection as it will need excavating by archaeologists. When it's discovered that the author of the journals died suddenly, is there a murder to solve too?
As the story progresses, we find out more about the plantation houses in the town, and the people who own, and who work in them. Additionally, by way of the genealogy Paisley does, we find how several families are linked generations before, which present day members of those families know nothing about. It's as much of a history book as a cozy mystery.
I thoroughly and completely enjoyed this book, each book in this series betters the last and I'm so looking forward to the next one.
Whilst each book is a standalone mystery, the books are best read in order to preserve continuity of the characters.
If you like this series then I highly recommended the St Marins cozy mystery series by the same author.
In this series there is actually very little about cross stitch, but so much about other activities. The information given is always interesting and very useful if the subject is new to the reader. My knowledge of the American Civil War comes from history lessons in school and some general reading. But, as a Brit, I have very little direct knowledge. This book is fascinating in the description given of the situation between the Native American communities, the enslaved population and the slave owners and how the tensions arising from such situations can lead to consequences in our modern world. I had very little idea of the looting of Indian burial grounds. I suppose that I shouldn't be surprised as this has happened all over the world with various civilisations. But I had no idea that it was so widespread. The racial tensions were much easier to understand as they still exist in many countries today unfortunately. Do not misunderstand me. The book is not out to preach sermons or give history lessons. However it does give a lesson in civilised behaviour, kindness and understanding between communities. The main characters were, as usual, very likeable. But a lot of the added charm of this book was the depth of the new characters. You want to get to know them and understand where they come from.
This is the best book yet in a very good series.