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The Doctor Digs a Grave

The Doctor Digs a Grave

Dr. Fenimore Mysteries (Volume 1)

Robin Hathaway

Minotaur Books

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When cardiologist Dr. Andrew Fenimore isn't mending weak hearts, he's solving crimes in Philadelphia's wealthy Society Hill. But murder is the last thing the good doctor expects when he befriends a teenage boy trying to bury his dead cat. As the two dig a grave for the cat's final resting place in a vacant lot-- which happens to be an ancient burial ground-- they discover a fresh corpse, buried feet flexed, facing east, according to Lenape Indian tradition.

Fenimore's P.I. pastime starts to become a distinct health hazard as he and his young sidekick follow the trail of the deceased young woman straight to the son of a colleague, one of Philadelphia's most prominent surgeons. Surely the scion of a fine old Philadelphia family and his Indian fiancee ignited some powerful passions. But are they enough to risk trying for the perfect murder in a place where civility rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove?

Macavity Award - Nominee, Agatha Awards - Winner

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The Doctor Digs a Grave

CHAPTER 1
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 4:45 P.M.
The driver edged the van carefully through the alley (there was no more than a two-inch leeway on either side) and entered a gloomy space about the...

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"Newcomer Hathaway (winner of St. Martin’s Malice Domestic Award for the Best First Traditional Mystery of 1997) maintains an easygoing, unpretentious touch even with her complex plot, Native Indian lore, heavily technical medical background, and nebbishy but nice hero. Lovers of hospital drama, in particular, will welcome a return visit." - Kirkus Reviews

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Robin Hathaway

Robin Hathaway (1934-2013) won the SMP/Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for her book The Doctor Digs a Grave, the first book in the Dr. Fenimore series. She lived in New York City and Philadelphia.

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