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Judgment of the Grave

Sweeney St. George Mysteries

Sarah Stewart Taylor

Minotaur Books

As gravestone expert Sweeney St. George tours burial sites of the Civil War, she stops to watch a battlefield reenactment in Massachusetts. There, she meets Pres Whiting, a boy whose family is in the gravestone business. When Pres discovers a dead man in a Revolutionary War-era British soldier's uniform, Sweeney and Cambridge homicide detective Tim Quinn jump on the case.
While they search for clues regarding the dead body, Sweeney and Quinn investigate other strange events. While Sweeney looks into the 1775 disappearance of militiaman, Quinn looks into a current missing persons case with alarming ties to the past. As they try to uncover how their own investigations are related to the body found in the woods, Sweeney and Quinn get a little too close for comfort -- to each other and to murder.

As gravestone expert Sweeney St. George tours burial sites of the Civil War, she stops to watch a battlefield reenactment in Massachusetts. There, she meets Pres Whiting, a boy whose family is in the gravestone business. When Pres discovers a dead man in a Revolutionary War-era British soldier's uniform, Sweeney and Cambridge homicide detective Tim Quinn jump on the case.
While they search for clues regarding the dead body, Sweeney and Quinn investigate other strange events. While Sweeney looks into the 1775 disappearance of militiaman, Quinn looks into a current missing persons case with alarming ties to the past. As they try to uncover how their own investigations are related to the body found in the woods, Sweeney and Quinn get a little too close for comfort -- to each other and to murder.

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Chapter One 
Sunday, October 10
 
Sweeney St. George had just found another example of a gravestone by the elusive round-skull carver when the late-afternoon peace of the cemetery was broken by the sound of gunfire.
 
Crack! Crack! Crack!
 
Without looking to see where it was coming from, she hit the ground, her arms covering her head, her heart slamming against her rib cage, all of her nerves going nuts as she heard another series of shots come quick and fast.
 
Crack! Crack! Crack!
 
“Don’t worry. It’s just pretend,”
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Praise for Judgment of the Grave

"Pull up an overstuffed chair and drift away."
--Chicago Tribune
"Taylor's is one of those mystery series where readers are educated as well as entertained."
--Washington Post Book World
"Pull up an overstuffed chair and drift away."
--Chicago Tribune
"Taylor's is one of those mystery series where readers are educated as well as entertained."
--Washington Post Book World

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sarah Stewart Taylor

  • 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 husband in Vermont.
  • Sarah Stewart Taylor
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    Judgment of the Grave

    Sweeney St. George Mysteries

    Sarah Stewart Taylor

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