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ISBN: 0312185685
Author: Robin Hathaway
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (May 1, 1998)
Pages: 259
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 148
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It was hard for one doctor to develop a practice today, when the competition was so highly organized and the group doctors all referred their patients to each other.

It was hard for one doctor to develop a practice today, when the competition was so highly organized and the group doctors all referred their patients to each other. Other author's books: The Doctor Rocks the Boat. The Doctor Dines in Prague. The Doctor and the Dead Man's Chest.

Take as long as you like, she said and closed the door. For a moment he had the sensation that he was a prisoner rather than a guest. He examined the diary. with no lock or clasp. A simple bound notebook. He opened it. The paper was lined. The first entry was dated July 20. Her handwriting was small but clear. 7/20 T. and I drove to Cape May today. Perfect beach weather. After a swim and picnic on the beach, we went to the Marine Museum. Saw horrible examples of what we do to our marine life.

The Doctor Digs a Grave by Robin Hathaway is well-written and thoroughly engrossing, with a fascinating plot and interesting characters. As the book progressed it certainly had me spinning a lot of theories about who-what-when-where

The Doctor Digs a Grave. 10. The Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call.

The Doctor Digs a Grave. The Doctor Rocks the Boat. Sleight of Hand.

As the two dig a grave for the cat's final resting place in a vacant lot- which happens to be an ancient burial ground- they discover a fresh corpse, buried feet flexed . The Doctor Digs a Grave - Robin Hathaway.

As the two dig a grave for the cat's final resting place in a vacant lot- which happens to be an ancient burial ground- they discover a fresh corpse, buried feet flexed, facing east, according to Lenape Indian tradition. pastime starts to become a distinct health hazard as he and his young sidekick follow the trail of the deceased young woman straight to the son of a colleague, one of Philadelphia's most prominent surgeons.

The Doctor Digs a Grave book. And that is what author Robin Hathaway accomplishes. Then it's not long before our Philadelphia detective/doctor digs up trouble; he is just trying to help bury a cat -already dead, of course. Readers be ready to encounter Lenape Native American characters and traditions, complex family dynamics in a socially exclusive family, botanical clues, entertaining "office politics," and hospital scenes.

Robin Hathaway (1934-2013) won the SMP/Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for her book The Doctor Digs a Grave, the first book in the Dr. Fenimore series

Robin Hathaway (1934-2013) won the SMP/Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel in 1997 and the 1998 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for her book The Doctor Digs a Grave, the first book in the Dr. Fenimore series. She lived in New York City and Philadelphia.

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As the two dig a grave for the cat’s resting place, they discover the . It’s only upon observation that the reader understands that Robin Hathaway uses the bounds of a traditional mystery to bring to light social and cultural problems.

As the two dig a grave for the cat’s resting place, they discover the corpse of a recently deceased young woman who was buried, sitting up and facing east – traditional among Lenape Indians. Andrew’s knowledge of blood chemistry and herbal properties will be the tools of this investigation. That is, if Andrew doesn’t fall prey to the killer. At first glance, Dr. Andrew Fenimore could come straight from an Agatha Christie novel.

In Dr. Andrew Fenimore Robin Hathaway has created a character I really look forward to meeting again, along with his thrift-shop cat, Sal, and his loveable street kid associate, Horatio. This book has a great plot, excellent background, and plenty of fun. A thoroughly engaging read that I have just enjoyed for the second time.

When the somewhat unfashionable physician Andrew Fenimore spots a teenage boy trying unsuccessfully to bury his beloved cat in Philadelphia's posh Society Hill, he befriends the lonely youth and leads him to what is rumored to be an ancient Indian burial ground of the Lenape Indians.The two stumble across a body while digging, but this is not what surprises them. The young woman who is buried there is sitting in an upright position and facing east, as is customary with the Lenape, but her death is obviously a very recent one.When the identity of the woman is discovered to be that of the fiancee of an old colleague's son, Fenimore quickly finds himself buried in the investigation to uncover the cause of the woman's untimely death.

Comments:

Maucage
This author has a series with the Dr. Fenimore character. I decided to try one to see if it was for me. Well, I did finish it, and I did not anticipate the ending. (I seldom figure out the endings of books, so that's good.) However, I did not find much development in the characters, and I was not sufficiently motivated to try another in the series at this time. Maybe later.
Togar
One of four books by this author that I have read. Lot6s of twists in the plot and well-developed characters. Recommended.
Siramath
Enjoyable and a good read.
Fenritaur
I lasted about two chapters and got tired of the underlying pc political message. I would not recommend this book.
lacki
What makes this mystery so good is a fine combination of characters, plot, and information. Ms. Hathaway starts with an engaging doctor/detective character. He is equal parts technician, social observer, and old-fashioned doctor. Ms. Hathaway then surrounds the doctor with a diverse mix of associates. This combination creates some very good interactions among people with very different perspectives and social roles. On top of the characters, Ms. Hathaway gives the reader a good solid mystery plot that kept me up late turing the pages. Finally, the book's information about the Lenapes was thoroughly researched and interesting. In the tradition of the best mysteries, it gives the reader a chance to learn something new while being entertained by the observations and activities of interesting people. All in all, I am very pleased to have had a chance to obtain a first edition from this author.
Cordanius
I don't expect gritty realisim from a cozy mystery, but there was hardly a real moment in the book. The character of Horatio rang especially false. He is supposed to be an inner-city kid of the nineties, but, aside from the throwing in a few curses, his dialogue is dated. He even uses the terms "fuzz" and "dame." The author still thinks wearing black means someone is a hood. If she spent any time in Philadelphia's trendier restaurants, she would have seen many upscale people dressed in black. The mystery itself is weak. Without giving too much away, I question how someone who is not likely to have a drivers licence is able to rent a van. And why was the body hidden in the first place? The explaination given doesn't really make much sense. I bought the book because of the Philadelphia location. Speaking as a resident of Center City Philadelphia, I can say that there is no sense of place in this book. The Amanda Pepper series does a much better job of giving a feel for the city. I was especially displeased by the implication that it has become more dangerous to walk the streets of the city at night. If anything, the city has become safer the past few years. Philadelphia is a beautiful, vibrant city, but you would never know it from this book. Ms. Hathaway does give a good description of the Mutter Museum, given a different name in the book, but clearly recognizable. I encourage Ms. Hathaway to spend more time in Philadelphia. While here, I recommend she spend some time riding public transportation, so she can get a better sense of how today's teens talk. I also suggest she read Third and Indiana by Steve Lopez for a realistic look at the neighborhood where Horatio probably lives.
Pruster
Bravo Robin Hathaway! I could not put this book down and took it with me everywhere until I finished it. The characters in Hathaway's first novel are likeable and engaging. At first I was a bit apprehensive about a doctor and his young sidekick, but Hathaway pulls it off beautifully without falling into that formula one might expect with a mentor/student type relationship.
The plot moved at a very enjoyable pace with just enough character development to keep the read hooked.
I can't wait for the next Hathaway novel.
The Doctor Digs a Grave by Robin Hathaway is well-written and thoroughly engrossing, with a fascinating plot and interesting characters. I got a great kick out of the wry (and sly) humor, and the light satire -- on City Society, doctors, PC language, pretentiousness in general, and finally, the punning title of the book. As the book progressed it certainly had me spinning a lot of theories about who-what-when-where. The details were fascinating (the native culture, esp.); the blind alleys were fun, and the resolution of the slipper saga was great! The story was skillfully told and the pacing was very good. The characters were excellently done, effectively drawn, but with precision and economy. The author fully deserved the award she won with the book!! Another thing I should mention is that Hathaway, in the tradition of other great mystery writers, shows that she can tell a tale of crime and punishment without resorting to huge amounts of gratuitous vi! olence, which is the plague of most of our "culture" right now.

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