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Old Bones Never Die (Eve Appel Mystery) Paperback – March 15, 2017
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Lesley A. Diehl retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle—a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Lesley is the author of a number of mystery series and mysteries as well as short stories. For more information, go to www.lesleyadiehl.com.
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I loved reading about Eve's shop and all the nice things she had there for customers to look at. The grandmother is a character that I want to hang out with. She is feisty and can be very forceful at times. She is someone you really want on your side. The story is very interesting as the bones discovered could be those found on an Indian burial ground. I loved how the author gives details of the Miccosukee tribe. Sammy , Eve's boyfriend is a Miccosukke Indian and he and his brother Walter believe the bones found could be their father. Walter is mysterious when he finds something among the bones and slips it in his pocket. What did he find that could put him in danger?
I think my favorite character has to be the mob boss that is Eve's friend. He is one powerful man that can put fear in people just by looking at them. Eve trusts him and finds herself asking for his help with several issues that only he can solve without drawing attention to himself. I loved how he is very kind to Eve and will do anything for her. It is an uncommon friendship that really makes the story intriguing.
The story has many twists in it and I like how the author incorporated an aspect of the story that involves a young boy who could face jail time . I don't want to give that part of the story away but it ties into the main story very nicely. There are some very emotional moments in the story that readers will find compelling. The ending is excellent and I believe readers may be a bit surprised. Grab your copy of this mystery and follow Eve and her crew as the mystery will take them to seedy parts of town and danger that appears out of nowhere.
I received a copy of this book from The Great Escapes Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.
I took a class in Native American Literature a few years back, so the point of bones discovered at a construction site possibly being Indian brought back a few memories. One was a story about a couple of grave sites where their were whites and Natives buried - the whites were reburied with care and respect ... while the Native mother and infant were taken to a nearby university to be 'studied'. Yeah, it made me mad too.
So I can see how Native Americans, in this case the Miccosukee, would want every care possible taken in finding out the origin of the bones that were discovered. I can also see their reasons to mistrust 'the powers that be' (in this case, the construction company). And that was before Walter was run down on the way home from work after discovering the bones. And that was before the bones mysteriously 'disappeared' from the burial site.
The ending was a total surprise to me. A couple of times after you think you have it figured out, another piece of the puzzle falls into place and you discover what you had concluded 'ain't necessarily so'.
The human interactions amongst the 'white hats' were endearing to experience. When Walter was killed, he left behind 3 orphaned children. Walter's brother, Sammy, and Eve are an item. Of course, Eve has sympathy for the children, but she is uncomfortable around children in general. I can relate to that. It had been at least a decade since there were any children in my life (not it work, or friends or family, really), so as I got older, I wondered how I would deal with children of my own. (I guess I did ok, because my husband and I have three children!) And btw, I think I fist-pumped at the solution to that side of the story.
And a quick scout of GoodReads tells me that there are several other Eve Appel stories to go, so my future is looking bright!
This story is a mix about past and present, death long ago and death currently. With two Indian tribes in the area, future development is beginning in their little town but one is excited about it. It gets even worse when some bones show up at the construction site. The work is shut down until the bones are analyzed. Then the bones go missing, the construction man who found them is dead, and a watch that has been missing for years is missing again. Were the bones part of an Indian burial site? If not, who was it?
The pace moves well, there’s more than one mystery, and it all comes out by end of the story. I enjoyed Eve’s family, her lover and his family, and the mob man she’s friends with. Those close to her know she’ll do what she decides to do but they try to talk her out of it.
The romance in this story is soothing and poor Eve needs that in her life. Especially since someone is trying to kill her now because of her snooping.
This writer’s style is easy to read, she closes up any gaps in the story line and she’s made me want to read another in this series. Eve and Sammy are a joy to read about.
originally posted at long and short reviews