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kashmir reviewed The Bug Funeral (Professor Simon Shaw, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book!!! it was my first simon shaw mystery, but I am going to read all the others I can find. It was easily readable and kept my attention.I usually read 2 or 3 books at the same time, but I concentrated on this one and read it in a few days time. I highly recommend this one for people who like a fast paced story and belivable characters.
I loved this book. I found all the characters likable and thought the historical aspect of the plot was fascinating. The old and new mysteries were both well done and the motivations were realistic. Will look for more from this author.
North Carolina history professor Simon Shaw's reputation as a forensic researcher takes a bizarre twist when he is asked to look into the death of a baby girl-by the woman who believes she buried her nearly a hundred years ago. Now in her late twenties, Helen Williams has had flashbacks of another life since she was small. She is convinced she's either insane or is remembering pieces of what she did as a woman named Annie Evans, who lived in Raleigh in 1910. Simon is skeptical, and doesn't believe in reincarnation, but reluctantly agrees to do some digging and see if he can resurrect a life he is sure didn't exist. But Annie did exist-and so did her secrets. And so does someone here and now who does not want them found...and will commit murder to keep them in the grave.
This was the 4th installment in the Professor Simon Shaw series and I found it to be an enjoyable, fast and easy read. The characters were likable and believable and the fast-paced plot held my attention until the end. I found the historical aspect of the story very well researched. It explored reincarnation and was very well done by weaving the past with the present. The book was very entertaining and had an excellent twist and a surprise ending. I look forward to reading the last in the series and am hoping for more books in this series from this talented author. I would highly recommend this series to those who love a bit of history mixed in with their mystery.