The Lover of the Grave

by Andrew Taylor

Monday, September 8, 2003

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By far my favourite of the Lydmouth series so far and I thought the first two were quite good. Taylor’s definitely turning into one of my favourite writers and I’m really looking forward to exploring both his earlier and later works.

I wasn’t too convinced by the developments on the very last page of this book but I’m interested to see what happens next in the ongoing storyline. An excellent plot all round really: a teacher is found hanged near his brother’s farm. Everything making sense at the end without being predictable. I like the fact that Taylor is writing stories that only make sense in the 1950s setting, he’s not just transplanting any old plot to his chosen timeframe but making people act in ways that they wouldn’t consider in a more modern setting.