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The Graveyard Position ***SIGNED***

Robert Barnard

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ISBN 10: 0743253469 / ISBN 13: 9780743253468
Published by Scribner, NY, 2005
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Title: The Graveyard Position ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Scribner, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.

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"Robert Barnard has the habit of delighting his readers." SUNDAY TIMES Winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award After a twenty-year absence, Merlyn Cantelo returns to Leeds to attend his Aunt Clarissa's funeral. Far from being welcomed back into the fold of his large and quarrelsome family, he is viewed by many with suspicion and distrust. To some he is simply a wastrel who disappeared for no reason and whose timely reappearance has thwarted their prospect of a tidy inheritance. But the teenage Merlyn only fled his home at the vehement insistence of his sometimes clairvoyant aunt, who foresaw for him a life blighted by violence and death. Moreover, the root of this danger supposedly lies somewhere within the family. Merlyn knows that if he is to discover whether his aunt's fears were justified, he must come to terms with his tragic past - and delve into the murky history of the Cantelo family.

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Aunt Clarissa has just died, leaving everything (she was heir to a shirt-manufacturing fortune) to her nephew Merlyn, who has been living abroad for years in Brussels. When Merlyn returns to Leeds to claim his rightful inheritance, he confronts his dysfunctional extended family once again, all of whom are surprised to see that he is still alive, since Aunt Clarissa had suggested otherwise. But there is more in the air than simply the usual family discord--in fact, the atmosphere hints of a family conspiracy to keep information away from him. The body "in question" here--Barnard writes, after all, traditional British whodunits--is not Aunt Clarissa's but, as it turns out, that of the old family patriarch who died years ago. Barnard's novels may be traditional, but they are certainly not tired. His latest Police Sergeant Charlie Peace tale is a fresh take on family inheritance, at the same time exhibiting all the author's greatly appreciated traits, including charm, wit, and excellent pacing. Brad Hooper
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