CEMETERIES ARE FOR DYING by William L. Story

CEMETERIES ARE FOR DYING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When amateur runner Alison Bradley disappears one night while jogging near Boston's Oak Way Cemetery, her friend Peter Swann--an English teacher who's now independently wealthy via lottery winnings--investigates. The reader, however, knows from the beginning what it takes Peter a long, long time to find out: Alison got killed because she stumbled on a Mafia operation for the disposal of bodies--in the cemetery's crematorium. There's minimal suspense, then, as the action moves back and forth between Peter's sleuthing (following up other disappearances near the cemetery) and mobster doings. And since neither Peter nor his girlfriend is a particularly engaging character, this remains a competent but plodding mini-thriller--primarily for devotees of clichÉd underworld violence.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1982
Publisher: Doubleday