Review: Never Buried by Edie Claire


Title: Never Buried
Series: Leigh Koslow Mystery #1
Author: Edie Claire
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published December 16th 2010

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer’s grave… Too bad his body didn’t!

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!


thoughts-dividerThis is one cozy mystery I’d be happy to read again. Imagine finding an un-embalmed corpse from 1949 sitting on your hammock outside your house. Isn’t that creepy? Then the new owners of the house gets a notice from the dead, telling them to move out of his house. Double creepy!

I like stories like this. It’s also a plus that there isn’t a love triangle or romantic allusions in the plot. It’s a hilarious comedy and detective story sure to tickle the reader’s funny bones while delving into the root of mystery dated about five decades ago.  Leigh, who just got fired from her job, tried to keep her problems at bay, protecting her pregnant cousin Cara from any disastrous issues that could cause harm to her unborn baby. But knowing the someone was lurking in their house, leaving messages and dead animals behind, it’s only a matter of time before Leigh used her detective instincts and find out what really happened in her cousin’s house 50 years ago.

Honestly, while reading this book, my mind was working overtime, pounding for further info and thinking really hard about the possible suspects of the double mysteries. Until the last chapter, I wasn’t able to correctly guess who really killed who. It was a quick, fun and intriguing read!




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