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ISBN: 0425170284

ISBN13: 9780425170281

Sorrow's Crown

(Book #2 in the Felicity Grove Series)

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Book Overview

Zebediah Crummler, the caretaker of Felicity Grove's cemetery, is arrested for murder and is imprisoned, and his only true friend, Joe Kenrick, must make sense of Crummler's riddles, ravings, and inconsistent stories to find the true killer of Teddy Harnes.

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TOM'S CROWN

This second Dead Past mystery is an entertaining and cleverly written whodunit. As mentioned, the crazy old Zebediah Crummler is arrested for the horrible mutilation murder of a young boy, Teddy Harnes, son of one of the most corrupt villains ever created. Heroes Jon Kendrick and his grandmother Anna once again stumble into the investigation of the mystery. Studly Lowell Tully is back, and even though he warns Jon to stay out, hey where would our mystery be? Jon is now the father of Kate's unborn child, and their marriage is impending. There's lots of twists and turns, and some humorous witty anecdotes included. The ending is well done, and it does leave room for a third book. When's it coming, Tom?

A great sequel to The Dead Past

I just finished SORROW'S CROWN. Wow, great sequel, great story, great people. I love Jon and Anna, the two Crummlers, creepy Jocelyn and Harnes and the cops.

A sequel that exceeds the original

SORROW'S CROWN, sequel to THE DEAD PAST, continues with the crime-solving duo of Jon Kendrick and his grandmother Anna, of Felicity Grove. A kid is murdered, the killer having taken off the kid's face, and Crummler, the slow-witted cemetary caretaker, is blamed. What follows is a study in the theme of "the past is never truly dead." Jon and Anna figure out what really happened but getting there is the treat. Along the way we meet such colorful characters with wise-cracking dialogue. Piccirilli has a knack for fleshing out a character by harping on the quirks of each person, in such a way that we never forget who or what these people represent. A sequel that upholds the original theme and exceeds it by being a bit more literate and symbolic. Recommended.

A sensitive man for a hero in a mystery-beautiful

Although rare book dealer Jon Kendrick left Felicity Grove as soon as he was able, he returns to the small town because of the two women in his life. His grandmother Anna Lucas, and his lover and mother of his unborn child Katie who live there and never plan to relocate. Both ladies pray that Jon will permanently relocate there, but he feels the townsfolk would not want a rare book store in their town.Neither woman is providing much pressure on the reluctant Jon, but he presses himself to make a decision. To ignore his personal dilemma even temporarily, Jon focuses on some recent local killings. In a cemetery, the son of the most powerful local developer was recently found murdered with his face cut off. The eccentric caretaker of the cemetery is charged with the crime, but Jon cannot accept the simplicity of the solution. He begins to inquire since he knows that his gentle friend could never do such a vicious act.Tom Piccirelli seems to get better and better with each new novel he writes. As good as his previous novels are, SORROW'S CROWN is by far his best work. This time, he cleverly allows readers free access into the mind of the protagonist, which, in turn, provides the audience an opportunity to understand what motivates and frightens Jon. Jon is a real hero and readers will admire him for being one.Harriet Klausner

A special kind of mystery

Although rare book dealer Jon Kendrick left Felicity Grove as soon as he was able, he returns to the small town because of the two women in his life. His grandmother Anna Lucas, and his lover and mother of his unborn child Katie who live there and never plan to relocate. Both ladies pray that Jon will permanently relocate there, but he feels the townsfolk would not want a rare book store in their town.Neither woman is providing much pressure on the reluctant Jon, but he presses himself to make a decision. To ignore his personal dilemma even temporarily, Jon focuses on some recent local killings. In a cemetery, the son of the most powerful local developer was recently found murdered with his face cut off. The eccentric caretaker of the cemetery is charged with the crime, but Jon cannot accept the simplicity of the solution. He begins to inquire since he knows that his gentle friend could never do such a vicious act.Tom Piccirelli seems to get better and better with each new novel he writes. As good as his previous novels are, SORROW'S CROWN is by far his best work. This time, he cleverly allows readers free access into the mind of the protagonist, which, in turn, provides the audience an opportunity to understand what motivates and frightens Jon. Jon is a real hero and readers will admire him for being one. Harriet Klausner 11/1/98
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