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Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series) [Kindle Edition]

Edie Claire
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"A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight." --Carolyn Hart

"A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn't put it down."--Tamar Myers

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer's grave... Too bad his body didn't!

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn't pack heat--just a few extra pounds. And she doesn't go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara's refurbished Victorian house, she wasn't planning on discovering a corpse--certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin's house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house--someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn't know Leigh's impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!

Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2002.

From the Author

Edie Claire talks about Never Buried
What of mystery do you like to read? My favorites have always been the classics: Agatha Christie, Mary Stewart, and Barbara Michaels. I admire these writers' ability to engage me right off the bat, then keep the suspense going--all without resorting to the use of vulgar language or graphic violence! I like a book with characters that seem real to me, with women who are more likely to pack a box of Dexatrim and a lottery ticket than a gun. And I like a sense of real mystery--lingering questions about the past, hidden compartments in rambling old houses, and a puzzle I can sink my teeth into without needing to take notes. Plus, as an animal lover and a veterinarian, it's always nice to have something furry slinking about!

In writing Never Buried, I've tried to write the kind of mystery I most love to read. So if any of the above intrigues you, please give it a try. Here's what Carolyn Hart, Tamar Myers, and Eve Sandtsrom had to say:

Carolyn Hart: "Never Buried, Edie Claire's debut mystery, features down-sized ad exec Leigh Koslow in a funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Edie Claire writes with style and dash, creating characters with real pains, aches, fears, and foibles. Sheer delight."

Tamar Myers: "A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn't put it down."

Eve Sandstrom: "Never Buried kept me up until 2 a.m. Leigh Koslow is a great addition to the ranks of amateur detectives. The setting was a welcome change."

I hope you agree!

Edie Claire


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 392 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Edie Claire; 4 edition (1 April 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKNLMY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,065 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Edie Claire has had a variety of occupations and hobbies including veterinarian, childbirth educator, corporate cubicle occupant, mother of three, zoo volunteer, advocate for abused and neglected children, housekeeper/laundress (she's terrible at that one), eater of junk food, Kenyan mission volunteer, tree-hugging environmentalist, and Hawaiian surfing fan (note: spectator only). When she's not doing the above, she writes novels that she hopes will make people smile.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good first of series! 23 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was an excellent read....the mystery was superb and the outcome was surprising! I loved the characters and really look forward to reading many more mysteries by Edie Claire.
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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mystery 2 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Never Buried is a clever enjoyable novel and I loved reading it. An original mystery with an intriguing plot with plenty of elements....a dead body in a hammock, a house with a past and even a cute cat. I wanted to find out who did it right from the start and with all the twists and turns of the plot I was not able to work it out until the very end.
Most people will be able to identify with the main character and heroine Leigh Koslow.
A great read and I'm looking forward to more from Edie Claire.
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114 of 119 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed reading Never Buried. It was the type of mystery I enjoy---an intriguing plot with believable characters. I stray away from mysteries that are too horrific and scary because I'd never sleep at night. Never Buried was a refreshing change---it got me thinking about who did it in an entertaining way. It's a great book for an afternoon of enjoyable reading. The plot had many twists and turns---it kept my mind running! I found the main character, Leigh Koslow, to be a very likeable 90s woman with a good sense of humor. I could identify with her--- turning thirty, being single. I can't wait until Edie Claire's next book comes out so I can see what new adventure Leigh has found!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
In addition to the great mystery plot, I enjoyed the setting and the characters. Leigh Koslow is very human and very humourous. She is also more likable, more normal, and more moral than most other single female heroines. Edie Claire's writing reminds me somewhat of Joan Hess. But Joan would have written Maura as the heroine and had the Ozarks instead of Pittsburgh as the setting. I would like to read more about Maura (the police woman)and her mother. In fact the book explores three very different mother /daughter relationships: Cara has 'cut the cord' and married, Maura left but returned to care for her mom, and Leigh is still entangled in breaking that cord. I look forward to reading more about these six women.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TERRIFIC! 12 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Love the characters,story,warmth,humor,twists,there was nothing I didn't like about this book! A new treat for all of us!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 6 May 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I just finished the book a few hours ago and I am still thinking about it. It is an excellent first novel for Edie Claire and I cannot wait to read her next one. Good job!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avid Reader 17 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book drops the reader into the crime mystery within the first few pages and from there on in, you become wrapped up in the storyline, with all the twists and turns and surprising revelations of a small tightly knit community, with some inhabitants knowing more than they are prepared to divulge.

It was a well paced book, giving enough time to each individual character to develop their story and involvement with the mystery.

Thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable first outing 5 Feb 2012
By Carr
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the first in a series and I was sufficently taken with the main character and her background to want to read more. As with all these "cosy" style mysteries, it isn't so much the crime and the solving which entertains ( although they are important of course) so much as the people whose lives are affected by it.
I found I wanted to know what happened to Leigh and Cara next.
So I bought the next one:-))
And I then bought the one after that.
And I suspect I will be buying the fourth one.
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