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Mediterranean Grave (2011)

by William Doonan(Favorite Author)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 3
0983135401 (ISBN13: 9780983135401)
Bookyear Mysteries
review 1: These stories are captivating. I did a little research on the author who holds a Ph.D. in archaeology and was a lecturer on cruise ships for many years in addition to working on digs, so the archaeological references certainly ring true. Our hero was an archaeologist, too, that is, until he lost the mummies.This time, Henry Grave, investigator for the Cruise Line Association, is sent to Greece and on board the Vesper, where the man guarding a priceless Minoan vase has been murdered and the vase disappeared. Henry investigates in his usual Columbo-like form filled with House of Pancake business cards, but cunning cleverness.A good mystery with Henry having only three days to solve the crime. Some nice travel comments, as well. I really like this se... moreries.
review 2: Henry Grave isn’t your ordinary private investigator.In fact, there’s nothing ordinary about Henry. He’s an 84-year-old curmudgeon who solves crimes at sea in between bouts of eating and drinking, napping and making passes at good looking young women. When not on the job, he resides in a senior center in Pennsylvania and manages a roller derby team.In this second book in the series, Henry is aboard the decrepit cruising yacht Vesper, where an Egyptian federal agent has been murdered and a priceless Minoan artifact has been stolen. His assignment by the Association of Cruising Vessel Operators is to solve the crime and recover the missing item.It’s a delightful romp all the way from Thera to Turkey and back again as Henry recruits allies including a Nicaraguan dwarf/soap opera star, a blind pickpocket and assorted crew members and sifts for clues to determine which of several suspects is guilty. Though his memory slips on occasion and he’s not as nimble as he used to be, Henry uses skills honed in a long lifetime to sort out the situation.If you think a character like Henry Grave is unrealistic, you haven’t spent much time around World War II vets. They may not match him in all aspects, but you can see the resemblance.This is a fun read with interesting characters, surprising plot twists and enough action to satisfy even the most jaded. less
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Another fun ride with Henry Grave, the charming, quick-witted investigator. Good, fun read!
Okay. The main characters wore out his welcome with me by the second half.
The main character (an octogenarian) just cracks me up...
Again, wish I'd written this. Highly entertaining.
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