Dark Undertakings

Dark Undertakings

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Apprentice undertaker Drew Slocombe begins to suspect that fifty-five-year-old Jim Lapsford, who had supposedly died from a heart attack, had been the victim of foul play, especially after he discovers that the victim had left behind not only a long-suffering wife but also a number of disgruntled mistresses.

McMillan Palgrave
Fifty-five-year-old Jim Lapsford makes an unusually healthy-looking corpse. A life-long devotee of vitamin pills and herbal remedies, it seems almost ironic that he has succumbed to a heart attack, but his doctor is convinced that this is the case.

Trainee undertaker Drew Slocombe isn't so sure. As an ex-nurse, Drew is convinced that there is enough conflicting medical evidence to merit a coroner's inquest at least. And then there's Jim's personal life: in addition to a long-suffering wife, two sons, and a grieving terrier, Jim appears to have left behind a series of scorned mistresses.

Everyone else seems happy to accept the doctor's verdict, and Drew knows he shouldn't rock the boat. But can he really turn his back on murder? With plenty of suspects, zero proof, and Jim's cremation just days away, Drew sure has his work cut out for him...

Smart, engrossing, and delightfully refreshing, Dark Undertakings is another great mystery from rising star Rebecca Tope.


Blackwell North Amer
Fifty-five-year-old Jim Lapsford makes an unusually healthy-looking corpse. A lifelong devotee of vitamin pills and herbal remedies, it seems almost ironic that he has succumbed to a heart attack, but his doctor is convinced that this is the case.
Trainee undertaker Drew Slocombe isn't so sure. As an ex-nurse, Drew is convinced that there is enough conflicting medical evidence to merit a coroner's inquest at least. And then there's Jim's personal life: In addition to a long-suffering wife, two sons, and a grieving terrier, Jim appears to have left behind a series of scorned mistresses.
Everyone else seems happy to accept the doctor's verdict, and Drew knows he shouldn't rock the boat. But can he really turn his back on murder? With plenty of suspects, zero proof, and Jim's cremation just days away, Drew sure has his work cut out for him.

Baker
& Taylor

Apprentice undertaker Drew Slocombe suspects that Jim Lapsford has been the victim of foul play, especially after he discovers that the victim left behind not only a long-suffering wife but also a number of disgruntled mistresses.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2001, c1999
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312265700
0312265700
Branch Call Number: F TOP
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 22 cm

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