Date: Sept. 2002
Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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Mystery / Cozy
antique dealer Belinda Lawrence and her associate Hazel Whitney
stop at Kidbrooke House to look for antiques, they see a tapestry
depicting a section of the famed Bayeux Tapestry, which its owner,
William deMontfort, mysteriously refuses to sell. Shortly after
their visit, deMontfort is found murdered. At the sale of his estate,
Hazel buys an antique desk and lo and behold, Belinda finds the
tapestry in one of its drawers.
Belinda asks her knowledgeable pastor about the tapestry, he seeks
further information from his former university mate, but on his
return from that visit he, too, is murdered. Apparently, there are
several men trying to find the bit of tapestry which seems to contain
a hidden message. Belinda and her lover, Mark, attempt to find the
connection between the tapestry and King Harold at the Battle of
Hastings and the murders.
Corpse is a pleasant, fast-moving story with much local color,
witty dialogue and historical background about the Bayeux Tapestry
and English history. The characters are portrayed with all their
eccentricities, their charm and even their sinister designs.