Is second in series, and it does help if you read them as they are written. Lots of people getting on each others nerves. And hunting without horses seems to me to have no redeeming qualities.
Oct 30, Jeannine rated it it was ok. This was a bit of a slog.
belgacar.com/components/enlever/logiciel-espion-iphone-7-plus-avis.php The archaeology was more interesting than the story and very hard to care about any of the characters. But I did finish it.
There was a fairly interesting mystery in here, and a couple of truly well depicted scenes of well-dramatized emotion - one expressed, the other nearly repressed. And some morals worth considering. But in spite of the author's gift for seeing stories that her archaeology profession must have inspired, she has also taken a less interesting quality from her discipline -- wordiness.
She explains things endlessly in extreme detail. But this is narrative writing, and it slowed ideas or descriptions a There was a fairly interesting mystery in here, and a couple of truly well depicted scenes of well-dramatized emotion - one expressed, the other nearly repressed. But this is narrative writing, and it slowed ideas or descriptions and even weakened them. I often lost the emotional or dramatic train, and so lost interest.
Though I did finish.
I also had trouble with why our heroine considers some pretty awful people to be dear friends. Still, Ms Cameron can write - if only she'd write a little less her stories would sing a lot more. I love the blend of archeology,history and mystery in one package.
Throw in a strong woman and you have a winner. I noticed a review of her first book critical of use of archeology. Well ,buy other genres. I am attracted to archeology mysteries and why would I not want Lots of archeological terms and digs. That's why I buy the books. It's my bugaboo when people buy genre books then complain when the author works their theme. I would like to see more archeology,more background and more history.
I love a mystery that isn't some old reworked mystery,you know the ending and you don't come away learning away. Kathy Reichs books for example,I always come away learning as much as I was entertained. Kudos to writers who attempt to get their research right,entertain us but leave us with that delicious feeling of adding something new to our arsenal of truth. Aug 01, Lisa Ram rated it really liked it Shelves: given-away.
I did enjoy this book. It was the second of the series, but the one I read first. It doesn't matter much, since this is a story on its own. The obscure references to things that happened in the first book only pick you curiosity, nothing more. I do want to get my hands on the rest of them ; The author is an archaeologist, the archaeological scenes are realistic, which I enjoy, being an archeology student myself, though I could understand if they bore other people.
The mystery was quite puzzling un I did enjoy this book. The mystery was quite puzzling until the end, the main character has to take hard ethical choices but the book is enjoyable and light to read. Feb 11, Leslie rated it liked it Shelves: mystery. Emma Fielding is in England to do some research and visit an acquaintance doing a dig in a small town. When Emma arrives, she discovers that one of the students is missing, and a "recent" WWII era body has been discovered in a medieval graveyard.
Emma sets about investigating in order to help her friend.
Unfortunately, Emma's reasons for inserting herself into this investigation are somewhat tenuous. She really has no reason to interfer since no one is really suspected or accused of anything. Feb 09, Vennie added it. Emma Fielding, an archeologist is working in England at a 12th century abbey.
Things are going along quite well, until, of course when a very modern skeleton is unearthed in medieval abbey graveyard. Then comes the discovery of the murder of a graduate student who also was working this dig. Abbey just wonders how her own friends, her hosts for the summer, figure into this mystery, I like mysteries set in the medieval period and I also like archeological mysteries and if you, also, then you'll wa Emma Fielding, an archeologist is working in England at a 12th century abbey.
Abbey just wonders how her own friends, her hosts for the summer, figure into this mystery, I like mysteries set in the medieval period and I also like archeological mysteries and if you, also, then you'll want to read this one. Dana Cameron writes well and her story line is a good one. Sep 13, Julie H. This is a very fun series, and the writer a Ph. The series protagonist, Emma Fielding, is believable and the books highly enjoyable. We're very lucky that Ms Cameron turned her considerable talents to writing fiction, and happy to have a contemporary female archaeologist who can run with the other "big dogs" in the female sleuth world.
Feb 11, Denise rated it liked it. I am working my way through this series and liking it. I am more enjoying the archaeology references and in this case, the British slang and terminology lesson it brought back fun memories. The mysteries are not too tricky and the main character is sometimes frustrating but overall it is an enjoyable series.
Nov 22, Gerb rated it it was ok. While I enjoyed the archaeological context, I wasn't a big fan of Emma Either the book would have benefited from another 50 pages or more development of the characters. I finished it in a vaguely irritated mood. Apr 15, Cathy rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
View 2 comments. Aug 31, Sandy Page rated it liked it. Emma Fielding goes to England to help friends on their dig.
Aug 30, Kathy Davie rated it it was ok. Thank you, Sherry, for the movie details In the end, unsatisfying. She appeared on the cover of Ocean Drive in Aug 01, Lisa Ram rated it really liked it Shelves: given-away. Her mission is to assist Scotty.
Her sense to help friends in a murder investigation are not received kindly. As Emma persists and finds out secrets from the past, she must decide to do what she feels is rights versus just ignoring them.
Jan 19, Susan rated it it was ok. Emma Fielding is in England helping an acquaintance with a dig of an old abbey. One of the students is missing. A fairly modern skeleton is found on the site. There are tensions among her friends and the general community and there's no good coffee for miles. Formulaic and unsatisfying. Oct 09, Sarah Brown rated it liked it Shelves: mysteries.
Book was a bit soft in the beginning-but once the story gets going and conflicts get more interesting-the story gets better and better. I did enjoy the protagonist being a woman and the fact I had not guessed the murderer. I would recommend to people who love a good mystery! May 09, Dennis Fischman rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , fiction.