Three Graves Full – Jamie Mason
“There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. But it could always be worse…”
If you are a fan of dark humour and horror, then this is the perfect book for you.
Jason Getty killed a man he wished he had never met, unfortunately he planted the problem too close to home by burying the dead man in his back garden.
Just as he is coming to terms with the reality of the corpse lying under his mulch bed, the police unearth two other bodies on his property – neither of which are the one Jason buried..
I read this as part of the Waterstones Piccadilly Book Club, and I have to say, it is one of my absolute favourites from their Spring list, I just couldn’t put this one down.
Jamie Mason has a fantastic way of combining humour and light-heartedness around an event taking place that is anything but light.
Jamie manages to beautifully assemble a body of extroverted and vibrant characters around the lead male in the story, who is anything but; and it just works.
The juxtaposition between cold-murder and comedy in Three Graves Full immediately puts the reader in mind of a Coen Brothers film, or even something that could have just as easily have been penned by the master of horror himself, Alfred Hitchcock.
The story is well-paced, and very readable. I came away wanting to read sequels on almost all of the characters featured (well, except for the dead ones, anyway).
A highly entertaining read, and one I would absolutely recommend.