Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason


This was a total impulse read.  I saw it on the shelf at the library and grabbed it.  The strong points include beautiful lyrical prose, black humor sprinkled throughout and very realistically drawn, if a bit tragic,  characters.

Jason Getty is a bit spineless, a bit of a loser, a victim in life and Harris hones in on that weakness, in the way that bullies have of smelling out their victims.  Soooooo, then mild-mannered Jason finally has enough and then he has a body in his backyard.  The book takes off from there and the opening line of the book sets the tone for the story,

There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.

There are lots of twists and turns in the plotting as Jason discovers that the corpse he planted is not the only one in  his garden.   Quick fun to read mystery with great suspense and more literary prose.