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"Jamie Mason wields a pen that magically blends beautiful prose with unrelenting thrills. Each page delivers something new and fresh; in her hands, even the mundane becomes extraordinary. Grab a chair with a comfortable edge, because Mason will keep you poised there until the final page."

—Alex Adams, author of White Horse

Three Graves Full is something special - an offbeat, high-class, pacey mystery that blends black humor with dark lyricism, and deft, intricate plotting with dead-on psychological insight. This is a gem of a debut.”

—Tana French, author of In the Woods

"Three Graves Full is an astonishing debut novel, smart and stylish and wonderfully light on its feet. Jamie Mason writes crisp, surprising sentences, and this aura of wit infuses her lovely plot with an absolutely Hitchcockian menace. I think she was probably born to be a writer, and I eagerly look forward to whatever she will do next."

—Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author

Mason’s quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that’s as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together...Mason’s written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment. (Kirkus )

Portraying characters so well and so thoroughly, examining and explaining their motives even for murder, requires a level of skill that is rare, marking this as an astonishingly accomplished debut and Mason as a writer to watch very closely. (Michele Leber Booklist )

Mason strides confidently into Coen brothers territory with her highly entertaining, solidly plotted debut about loneliness and the need for companionship... With sly wit Mason tweaks genre clichés while respecting crime fiction tenets. (Publishers Weekly )

An extraordinary debut novel that ensnares the reader in its web of suspense and ratchets up the anxiety with each chapter...Three Graves Full is deep and dark, yet funny, a refreshing combination that snags the reader like a grappling hook—destined to become a success. (John M. Wills New York Journal of Books )

Filled with biting wit and great prose style, Three Graves Full by newcomer Jamie Mason may be the debut of the year. (Bookspan )

“Ripping good novel…Mason has a witty and wicked imagination, yet she’s also responsive to the pains of inarticulate people… (Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review )

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review by . February 19, 2013
This is a very well written novel by a first time published author who, I truly believe, has a very fine future as a writer ahead of her. The prose is elegant, the characters believable, and the plot well thought out and quite interesting.      A rather nondescript fellow is driven to murder, and buries the body in his back yard. When he hires a landscape firm to do some work on the side yard, two other bodies are discovered, having nothing to do with the other murder, or with …
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