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Buried on Sunday
by Edward O. Phillips | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/18/2009
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

9 out of 10

[This is something like the fifth copy of this book that I've registered; found it at the Used Book Superstore in Burlington MA for a very good discount, and couldn't resist picking it up for yet another release copy. (Update: I didn't notice it until I was labeling the book, but it's signed by the author on the title page! So I think I will promote this one to my keeper-copy, and release my previous keeper-copy instead. Not that I collect autographs exactly, as I mentioned in this recent Book Talk thread about signed books, but I really do love Phillips' work and it's nice to have a book that he actually touched. I note with some amusement that the previous keeper-copy is a "signature series" edition, with a facsimile of his signature on the back cover; at least it helps me confirm that the signature in this book is by the same hand!)]

This is the second of Edward Phillips' "Geoffry Chadwick" novels. (The series so far: Sunday's Child, Buried on Sunday, Sunday Best, Working on Sunday, A Voyage on Sunday)

Chadwick is a middle-aged lawyer living in Montreal. He lives a quiet life, or tries to, but each of the books in the series presents him with a new complication. In this one, he has just accepted the end of his last long-term relationship - with a married, and closeted, school administrator - and, feeling at loose ends, accepts an invitation to visit an old friend in the country. Her husband turns out to be another old friend, and more; but before Chadwick can sort out his feelings at the reunion, the house-party is interrupted by a small gang of escaping bank robbers who hold the party hostage until they can arrange an escape.

The Chadwick novels aren't typical mysteries; crimes occur, but their solution is seldom part of the story. There are certainly aspects of psychological suspense, but Chadwick's such a detached sort of person that even the most intense moments feel distant - not in a bad way, mind. I've enjoyed the books immensely (not least because Chadwick is roughly my own age and yet is allowed to have some kind of life - so many novels insist that only the youngsters get to do anything {grin}), and I find the writing deft and the plot twists surprising and pleasing. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at New Hampshire Welcome Center I-93 N in Salem, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 03, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (7/3/2017 UTC) at New Hampshire Welcome Center I-93 N in Salem, New Hampshire USA


This book has been on my keeper shelves for a long time now, and I think it's time it went traveling. I plan to leave this book on a bench or window ledge at the welcome center at around 1; hope the finder enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2017 Canada Days release challenge. *** 

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