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Dry Bones [PDF / Epub] ☆ Dry Bones Author Margaret Mayhew – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Colonel returns, in an atmospheric village mystery from best selling author Margaret Mayhew In his time living in the peaceful village of Frog s End, the Colonel has learned that although the plac The Colonel returns, in an atmospheric village mystery from best selling author Margaret Mayhew In his time living in the peaceful village of Frog s End, the Colonel has learned that although the place looks as lively as a stagnant pond, there is plenty going on When he receives a letter from an old friend of his late wife, telling him that something horrible has happened and asking for his help, he is intrigued and happy to assist her But when he travels up to see Cornelia, he is shocked by what he uncovers, and soon realizes that he must take the investigation into his own hands.


About the Author: Margaret Mayhew

Margaret Mayhew was born in London and her earliest childhood memories were of the London Blitz She began writing in her mid thirties and had her first novel published in She is married to American aviation author, Philip Kaplan, and lives in Gloucestershire.



10 thoughts on “Dry Bones

  1. Gloria Mccracken Gloria Mccracken says:

    A lovely little cozy set in the typical English village two of them, actually with the requisite retired Colonel who served in India in his day I m definitely going to look forby this author.


  2. Betty Torma Betty Torma says:

    Easy read with little suspense and lots of interesting charactersThis is an enjoyable book with somewhat developed characters given the size of the book There was not a lot of suspense The book wasabout the characters and the story The ending was a surprise.


  3. Eustacia Tan Eustacia Tan says:

    So this was a pretty fun read and may mark me readingcozy mystery books if I can find them.Dry Bones is the third in the Village series, staring retired Colonel Hugh, who lives in the village of Frog End By the time the novel starts, he s already solved two cases and settled down in the village, which he moved to after retirement and the death of his wife When his late wife s friend, Cornelia, unexpectedly summons him to her village, he finds that a body was found in her house He pers So this was a pretty fun read and may mark me readingcozy mystery books if I can find them.Dry Bones is the third in the Village series, staring retired Colonel Hugh, who lives in the village of Frog End By the time the novel starts, he s already solved two cases and settled down in the village, which he moved to after retirement and the death of his wife When his late wife s friend, Cornelia, unexpectedly summons him to her village, he finds that a body was found in her house He persuades her to call the police and then starts a little investigation of his own.This was a very pleasant and fairly short mystery Even though it s the third book in the series, the references to past events felt pretty natural and I didn t feel like there were any infodumps It helps that the Colonel is a likable detective old enough to have seen the world and even been to Singapore I m always very pleased to hear mentions of home but also befuddled by the fact that everyone likes to confide in him As it turns out, he s not perceptive about everything.For some reason, this book reminded me of a Christie mystery I was even temporarily confused about when this took place, because there s no mention of the internet or smartphones But then I read about the microwave so I figure it s got to be present time or slightly earlier It s just the countryside that makes it seem like it belongs to a different age.There isn t much else to say about this book This is a fun read, good for when you want something entertaining and comforting I liked the Colonel, his cat Thursday, and most of the other characters mentioned, and I m definitely interested in reading the first two books in the series to see how he met them and find out exactly what happened before Dry Bones started.This review was first posted at Eustea Reads


  4. hana hana says:

    a delightful little British cozy read in a few hours with a satisfying amount of amusement and interest to see who done it A lovely little diversion.


  5. Jan Jan says:

    Wanted to like it, but couldn t get going in it.


  6. Merrilee Merrilee says:

    A very pleasant little cozy mystery set in the English countryside.


  7. Betty Weimer Betty Weimer says:

    Nice mysteryI enjoyed the Colonel s search for the truth and the way he responded to it I love story s set in Britain s villages.


  8. Lizzie Hayes Lizzie Hayes says:

    Dry Bones by Margaret MayhewPublished by Severn House, 31 May 2012 ISBN 978 0 7278 8180 9The Colonel has now been living in the peaceful village of Frog s End for eleven years following the death of his beloved wife Laura After battling rising damp, death watch beetle, rotting thatch and general decay he had finally got the cottage just how he liked it With the cottage, to complete the picture had come Thursday the cat, named aptly as he had appeared on a Thursday A letter from Cornelia, Dry Bones by Margaret MayhewPublished by Severn House, 31 May 2012 ISBN 978 0 7278 8180 9The Colonel has now been living in the peaceful village of Frog s End for eleven years following the death of his beloved wife Laura After battling rising damp, death watch beetle, rotting thatch and general decay he had finally got the cottage just how he liked it With the cottage, to complete the picture had come Thursday the cat, named aptly as he had appeared on a Thursday A letter from Cornelia, an old friend of his late wife professing that she needs his help as her husband Howard is away on business and that something horrible has happened intrigues The Colonel and so leaving his garden and Thursday in the capable hands of his neighbour Naomi, the Colonel set s off to Wiltshire to give what assistance he can to Cornelia.When Cornelia presents the Colonel with her horrible problem , he is shocked to realise that she has done nothing about it for several days and admonishes her to take action, but it is clear that Cornelia prefers to wash her hands of the matter, and so the Colonel realizes that it s down to him to sort things out After reporting the matter to the police, he sets off to do some investigating.The village of King s Mowbray clearly has some wealthy inhabitants Cornelia s house is all plate glass and polished wood, designed, Cornelia informs him proudly by the Danish architect Hans Birger But it still has all the hall marks of the English village the Colonel has come to appreciate, gossiping in the village shop, the general nosiness of the residents and the amazing jungle telegraph A trip to the village for his paper and soon the Colonel begins to get a handle on Cornelia s problem can he resolve it A true English village mystery I was enthralled from the first to the last page, by the marvellous characters and the prose Margaret Mayhew is a true storyteller Lizzie Hayes


  9. Susan Susan says:

    Widowed, retired and living in a small cottage in a small village, the Colonel is lonely but busies himself with little local concerns Then his wife s old friend Cornelia, now married to a very rich man, writes to invite him to visit her and help her with a problem, as her husband is in Asia on a business trip He accepts, and learns that workmen remodeling the barn have made a rather disturbing discovery Even in the upscale, money can do anything village where Cornelia lives, people find them Widowed, retired and living in a small cottage in a small village, the Colonel is lonely but busies himself with little local concerns Then his wife s old friend Cornelia, now married to a very rich man, writes to invite him to visit her and help her with a problem, as her husband is in Asia on a business trip He accepts, and learns that workmen remodeling the barn have made a rather disturbing discovery Even in the upscale, money can do anything village where Cornelia lives, people find themselves confiding in the Colonel and he s gradually able to put together the pieces behind a tragic crime Another fine cozy from Mayhem


  10. Claudia Cheyne Claudia Cheyne says:

    A good cozy mystery in which the Colonel is called to the home of his late wife s best friend because a skeleton was discovered during renovations to an old barn on their property The remains were identified as a beautiful young Swedish woman whose sudden disappearance from the village was celebrated by many of its residents who had personal conflicts with her Lots of people had reasons to want her dead Who delivered the fatal blow to the back of her head, then buried her in the barn where s A good cozy mystery in which the Colonel is called to the home of his late wife s best friend because a skeleton was discovered during renovations to an old barn on their property The remains were identified as a beautiful young Swedish woman whose sudden disappearance from the village was celebrated by many of its residents who had personal conflicts with her Lots of people had reasons to want her dead Who delivered the fatal blow to the back of her head, then buried her in the barn where she enticed the local men


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10 thoughts on “Dry Bones

  1. Gloria Mccracken Gloria Mccracken says:

    A lovely little cozy set in the typical English village two of them, actually with the requisite retired Colonel who served in India in his day I m definitely going to look forby this author.

  2. Betty Torma Betty Torma says:

    Easy read with little suspense and lots of interesting charactersThis is an enjoyable book with somewhat developed characters given the size of the book There was not a lot of suspense The book wasabout the characters and the story The ending was a surprise.

  3. Eustacia Tan Eustacia Tan says:

    So this was a pretty fun read and may mark me readingcozy mystery books if I can find them.Dry Bones is the third in the Village series, staring retired Colonel Hugh, who lives in the village of Frog End By the time the novel starts, he s already solved two cases and settled down in the village, which he moved to after retirement and the death of his wife When his late wife s friend, Cornelia, unexpectedly summons him to her village, he finds that a body was found in her house He pers So this was a pretty fun read and may mark me readingcozy mystery books if I can find them.Dry Bones is the third in the Village series, staring retired Colonel Hugh, who lives in the village of Frog End By the time the novel starts, he s already solved two cases and settled down in the village, which he moved to after retirement and the death of his wife When his late wife s friend, Cornelia, unexpectedly summons him to her village, he finds that a body was found in her house He persuades her to call the police and then starts a little investigation of his own.This was a very pleasant and fairly short mystery Even though it s the third book in the series, the references to past events felt pretty natural and I didn t feel like there were any infodumps It helps that the Colonel is a likable detective old enough to have seen the world and even been to Singapore I m always very pleased to hear mentions of home but also befuddled by the fact that everyone likes to confide in him As it turns out, he s not perceptive about everything.For some reason, this book reminded me of a Christie mystery I was even temporarily confused about when this took place, because there s no mention of the internet or smartphones But then I read about the microwave so I figure it s got to be present time or slightly earlier It s just the countryside that makes it seem like it belongs to a different age.There isn t much else to say about this book This is a fun read, good for when you want something entertaining and comforting I liked the Colonel, his cat Thursday, and most of the other characters mentioned, and I m definitely interested in reading the first two books in the series to see how he met them and find out exactly what happened before Dry Bones started.This review was first posted at Eustea Reads

  4. hana hana says:

    a delightful little British cozy read in a few hours with a satisfying amount of amusement and interest to see who done it A lovely little diversion.

  5. Jan Jan says:

    Wanted to like it, but couldn t get going in it.

  6. Merrilee Merrilee says:

    A very pleasant little cozy mystery set in the English countryside.

  7. Betty Weimer Betty Weimer says:

    Nice mysteryI enjoyed the Colonel s search for the truth and the way he responded to it I love story s set in Britain s villages.

  8. Lizzie Hayes Lizzie Hayes says:

    Dry Bones by Margaret MayhewPublished by Severn House, 31 May 2012 ISBN 978 0 7278 8180 9The Colonel has now been living in the peaceful village of Frog s End for eleven years following the death of his beloved wife Laura After battling rising damp, death watch beetle, rotting thatch and general decay he had finally got the cottage just how he liked it With the cottage, to complete the picture had come Thursday the cat, named aptly as he had appeared on a Thursday A letter from Cornelia, Dry Bones by Margaret MayhewPublished by Severn House, 31 May 2012 ISBN 978 0 7278 8180 9The Colonel has now been living in the peaceful village of Frog s End for eleven years following the death of his beloved wife Laura After battling rising damp, death watch beetle, rotting thatch and general decay he had finally got the cottage just how he liked it With the cottage, to complete the picture had come Thursday the cat, named aptly as he had appeared on a Thursday A letter from Cornelia, an old friend of his late wife professing that she needs his help as her husband Howard is away on business and that something horrible has happened intrigues The Colonel and so leaving his garden and Thursday in the capable hands of his neighbour Naomi, the Colonel set s off to Wiltshire to give what assistance he can to Cornelia.When Cornelia presents the Colonel with her horrible problem , he is shocked to realise that she has done nothing about it for several days and admonishes her to take action, but it is clear that Cornelia prefers to wash her hands of the matter, and so the Colonel realizes that it s down to him to sort things out After reporting the matter to the police, he sets off to do some investigating.The village of King s Mowbray clearly has some wealthy inhabitants Cornelia s house is all plate glass and polished wood, designed, Cornelia informs him proudly by the Danish architect Hans Birger But it still has all the hall marks of the English village the Colonel has come to appreciate, gossiping in the village shop, the general nosiness of the residents and the amazing jungle telegraph A trip to the village for his paper and soon the Colonel begins to get a handle on Cornelia s problem can he resolve it A true English village mystery I was enthralled from the first to the last page, by the marvellous characters and the prose Margaret Mayhew is a true storyteller Lizzie Hayes

  9. Susan Susan says:

    Widowed, retired and living in a small cottage in a small village, the Colonel is lonely but busies himself with little local concerns Then his wife s old friend Cornelia, now married to a very rich man, writes to invite him to visit her and help her with a problem, as her husband is in Asia on a business trip He accepts, and learns that workmen remodeling the barn have made a rather disturbing discovery Even in the upscale, money can do anything village where Cornelia lives, people find them Widowed, retired and living in a small cottage in a small village, the Colonel is lonely but busies himself with little local concerns Then his wife s old friend Cornelia, now married to a very rich man, writes to invite him to visit her and help her with a problem, as her husband is in Asia on a business trip He accepts, and learns that workmen remodeling the barn have made a rather disturbing discovery Even in the upscale, money can do anything village where Cornelia lives, people find themselves confiding in the Colonel and he s gradually able to put together the pieces behind a tragic crime Another fine cozy from Mayhem

  10. Claudia Cheyne Claudia Cheyne says:

    A good cozy mystery in which the Colonel is called to the home of his late wife s best friend because a skeleton was discovered during renovations to an old barn on their property The remains were identified as a beautiful young Swedish woman whose sudden disappearance from the village was celebrated by many of its residents who had personal conflicts with her Lots of people had reasons to want her dead Who delivered the fatal blow to the back of her head, then buried her in the barn where s A good cozy mystery in which the Colonel is called to the home of his late wife s best friend because a skeleton was discovered during renovations to an old barn on their property The remains were identified as a beautiful young Swedish woman whose sudden disappearance from the village was celebrated by many of its residents who had personal conflicts with her Lots of people had reasons to want her dead Who delivered the fatal blow to the back of her head, then buried her in the barn where she enticed the local men

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