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Hearse and Gardens A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanf

  • Title: Hearse and Gardens
  • Author: Kathleen Bridge
  • ISBN: 9780425276594
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks But thA Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestelling author of Better Homes and Corpses To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from the massive Montauk estate of wealthy art broker Harrison Falks But the job takes a terrifying turn when Meg discovers a skeleton in a hidden room in one of the estate s many bungalows The remains turn out to be those of Harrison s son, who went missing nearly twenty years ago along with one of his father s Warhol paintings As Meg delves into the Hamptons pop art past, she gets drawn into the sketchy goings on and family drama at the estate But when Meg makes no bones about solving the crime, she just might become the subject of the killer s next installation INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS

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    1. Linda Langford at Chatting About Cozies on said:

      Best friends, Meg Barrett (interior designer), and Elle Warner (antique store owner), find a skeleton in a hidden room in a beach cottage resulting in the re-opening of a cold case on a missing person. What follows is a thrilling hunt for both a killer and valuable antiques as these two ladies roam the rich neighborhoods of the Hampton's searching for trash that can become your treasure. The true wealth of this story is its delightful cast of eclectic characters; a beautiful ocean setting; a cle [...]

    2. Jessica Robbins on said:

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    3. LORI CASWELL on said:

      Dollycas’s ThoughtsEscape to Montauk with interior designer Meg Barrett. She is excited to help her friend Elle Warner inventory and move the furnishings of some bungalows on the Harrison Falks estate. They end finding more than they bargained for when they find a skeleton in a secret room. It isn’t long before the remains are identified as the son of Harrison Falks. Rumor had him leaving the area 20 years ago in possession of a well known piece of art created by Andy Warhol. Meg just can’ [...]

    4. Yvonne on said:

      Interior designer, Meg Barrett, continues to fight to purchase a cottage on Long Island. In the meantime, she agrees to assist her best friend take inventory and clean out a bungalow on Montauk. The bungalow is part of the estate of a wealthy art broker, Harrison Falks. Meg makes a shocking discovery when she finds an old skeleton hidden in the bungalow.The skeleton is identified as Harrison’s son who disappeared twenty years ago along with one of Harrison’s expensive Warhol paintings. Meg b [...]

    5. Lisa Ks Book Review on said:

      Author Kathleen Bridge is proving to be an exciting voice in cozy mysteries. HEARSE AND GARDENS is written with the same enjoyable mix of mystery, action, and humor as Bridge’s first Hamptons Home & Gardens installment, BETTER HOMES AND CORPSES. The characters in this series are wonderfully layered, and eclectic. Series lead, Meg Barrett, is hearing impaired, but this does not stop her from getting into the thick of things, and holding her own…and then some! My favorite parts of both boo [...]

    6. Karen on said:

      I had a hard time putting down this the second in the Hampton's Home & Garden mystery series. There is magic in this book though not the paranormal kind. Magic I have only seen in a few of my most favorite series. There is something truly unique and special about main character Meg and her adventures. Something so relate-able and believable. She is one of my most favorite cozy main characters of all time. She is not only brave and smart, she has a great work ethic, a no nonsense attitude and [...]

    7. Mark Baker on said:

      Meg and her friend Elle are cleaning out a cottage when they stumble upon a skeleton sealed in a forgotten room. While the identity of the skeleton isn’t really a mystery, it does give rise to a lot of questions. Who sealed the man in the room? Where is the woman he supposed ran off with? Or is she the killer? Where is the painting the pair supposedly stole?As you can see, there is plenty of compelling stuff here for a good mystery. Sadly, the book is slowed way down by Meg living her life, in [...]

    8. Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!) on said:

      This is the second book in the Hamptons Home and Gardens mysteries and was just as interesting as the first one. Meg agrees to help her friend with some inventory and clear out furniture from a large Montauk estate and they ended up finding more than they wanted. They find a hidden room and inside is a skeleton that turns out the be the remains of the owner of the estate's son who went missing about twenty years ago. At the same time he went missing a famous Warhol painting did as well.Meg start [...]

    9. Caitlin Copp on said:

      This is the second book in the series and I am just not enjoying them like I thought I would. In this one Meg is helping her friend Elle clean out a massive estate in Montauk. They run across a skeleton in a secret room which turns out to be the son of the estates owner. She and Elle are drawn into trying to find the killer. I don't think I will read any more in the series.

    10. Pamela on said:

      I thoroughly enjoy this series! Meg has a great look on dealing with the cards that are dealt to you. Her sleuthing skills are, uh, haphazard, but a fun read.

    11. Jeannie and Louis Rigod on said:

      Interior and landscape designer, Meg Barrett is loving living in the Hamptons of New York. Although she is having to fight ownership of her dream cottage, "Little Grey," life is definitely looking up.Meg's business partner and friend, Elle Warner invites Meg to help her 'pick over' the antiques in her 'Uncle' Harrison's bungalows. Uncle Harrison is from the days of the 'Pop' art period. He built his home, 'Sandringham' a few acres from legendary artist Andy Warhol. Harrison Falks is an elderly m [...]

    12. Lee Cannon on said:

      Murders in the HamptonsThis was a really good book. Meg and Elle are once again scouring estate/garage sales for treasures for their businesses in the Hamptons. While clearing out a bungalow on Elle's wickedly wealthy Uncle Harry's estate they discover a skull and skeleton. This is just the beginning of their wild escapade with murder and mayhem. Throw in a Meg's legal battle over her newly purchased old cottage, as well as her stalker, and you're in for an exciting murder mystery that encompass [...]

    13. Shell on said:

      I want to like this series, but.I will say I do like the main character, Meg. However the book goes so fast that many times I have to go back and re read to see who is who again. The author at times introduces new characters in rapid succession and it doesn’t have an easy flow. The historical details are interesting but at times I feel it drags on too long. I want to like this series as I also read the first book but I am just not sure I will go for the third. At times it feels like work readi [...]

    14. Joan on said:

      I love any series by the beach. I know very little about the Montauk area but this was informative. Also had another favorite in it: an estate home. As a designer I enjoyed her work on the houses and using antiques. I'm sure it's good to have romantic tension with 2 guys after one woman but I'm not really into that. Looking forward to the next book.

    15. Gretchen on said:

      A good second book for this series. When I read these books, I want to be in the Hamptons in an ocean-side cottage. Meg and Elle find a skeleton in a cottage that they are rummaging through for goodies for their interior design business and shop. They start investigating the 20 year old murder.

    16. Nicole on said:

      2.5 starsI found this book to be such a let down after the first in the series. It didn't contain the same charisma. I will give the series a break before deciding if I will return to it. Definitely not a stand alone. You will need the first one to understand many aspects of this one.

    17. Spook Harrison on said:

      I loved our heroine; that she was a human woman without a weight complex and had hearing aids. Very cool! I couldn't relate to the setting or antiquing but it seemed plausible, and the mystery was well done. I'll read this author again!

    18. Lori on said:

      Oh my gosh, this story was even better. Especially since I now feel like I know the characters. Once again I loved the story, characters and the setting. I can't wait for the 3rd book in this series to come out so I can buy it!!

    19. 🐥Erica Lundstrom🐥 on said:

      I'd give this a 3.5. I rounded to a 3 because the story line was inchoate a few times and some of the dialogue was too trite. I enjoyed it though.

    20. Susan on said:

      A little too much on poetry without a good reason for having that much about it. Otherwise, quite enjoyable.

    21. OpenBookSociety.com on said:

      openbooksociety/article/heHearse and GardensHamptons Home & Garden Mysteries, Book #2By Kathleen BridgeISBN: 9780425276594Author website: kathleenbridge/Brought to you by OBS reviewer KaytSynopsis:A Hamptons interior designer deals with skeletons in the closet in the new mystery from the national bestselling author of Better Homes and Corpses.To keep her mind off the legal battle over the oceanfront cottage she’s trying to buy, Meg agrees to help her friend inventory and clear out furnitur [...]

    22. Sheryl Booth of Booth Talks Books on said:

      I now want to live in the Hamptons. Meg Barrett has taken me into her world of interior design, as well as cozy bungalows and I am now ready to hire her to decorate one for me to live in beside the ocean.Kathleen Bridge has once again painted the picture of utter beauty that is the Hamptons. The lifestyle, elegance of the people and nature of living by the ocean have been sold to the reader. We get to see new locations that astound and amaze in the second installment of the Hamptons Home and Gar [...]

    23. Barbara Hackel on said:

      This is the second book in the series and it doesn't disappoint! While salvaging items from Ellie's great-uncle's property, Meg and Ellie make an unusual find-a skeleton in a hidden sound proofed room. Needless to say, emptying out the bungalow is delayed as Meg and Ellie join the search for the murderer. The body is the great-uncle's son, missing for around 20 years. The great-uncle, 3rd wife and daughter, granddaughter, nurse, manservant, and cook all live in the mansion or in the garage apart [...]

    24. Kayt18 on said:

      Hearse and Gardens is the second installment in the wonderful “Hampton Home and Garden Mystery” series and is even better than the first. If this is your first foray into the series, you will be able to enjoy and follow the story with no problem. I would suggest reading the first Better Homes and Corpses though because it is a great one. I love how more settled Meg is and how she has grown as a person and protagonist. The writing is a pleasure to read and this is definitely one book that is [...]

    25. Liz on said:

      I will admit it took me some time to get into the book, part of it could have been my own lack of concentration. In the beginning the number of characters seemed to overwhelm me, once I got everyone sorted I had a much more enjoyable read. Meg and Elle get permission to clear out furniture from one of the bungalows on wealthy art broker Harrison Falks estate. In it the discover the skeleton of his son, who disappeared twenty years ago along with a woman and a Warhol painting. The ongoing drama o [...]

    26. Kimberley Cornwell on said:

      For me this was a worthy addition to the Hampton Home and Garden mysteries. Solid character development, interesting and thought provoking use of poetry to propel the action along. The reason for the 4 star rating is that the murder occurs in the past and quite frankly the murder parties where depicted so wretchedly that I kinda hoped that the murderer would emerge unscathed. Bridge is a very good writer and Meg Barrett is a unique, protagonist with a physical disability that makes her that much [...]

    27. Susan on said:

      Sometimes I come late to a series and can't wait to read the earlier ones I've missed. Sometimes--well, not so much. Meg is an interior designer who's helping her pal Elle, a wealthy antiques dealer, clean out a family cottage, when they discover a skeleton shut into a secret room. In addition to being involved in a land dispute, Meg, who is hearing-impaired, adopts a huge, spoiled Maine coon cat in the course of this. She also has too-many-men trouble. There's nothing terrible about it, but it [...]

    28. Becky on said:

      Book 2 in the Hamptons series is even better than the first! Besides liking the main characters in this series, I enjoy the extras about food, antiquing, decorating, the Hamptons, and health. There is casual but clever insertion of asthma and inhalers which could be very helpful to readers. The discovery of a skeleton opens a fun, secret rooms and passages mystery that coordinates quite well with Meg's real life dramas. At the end, everything made perfect sense and best of all, for me as the rea [...]

    29. Cheryl on said:

      Meg tries to keep her mind off the legal battle over the cottage she is trying to buy by agreeing to help her friend inventory and clear out furniture from a massive estate. She discovers a skeleton in a hidden room who turns out to be the estate owner's son who went missing 20 years ago. She decides to figure out how and why he was killed. This was interesting with all the hidden rooms and stairs in the house, sounded like a history lover's dream.

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