In Book 2 of the Ardis Cole mystery series, Ardis travels to Scotland to do a facial reconstruction on a skull her friend Bruce McBrier has discovered in the woods outside his ancestral castle. Because of an ancient ax buried in the skull, Bruce presumes the skull to be a historical relic, possibly the remains of a medieval ancestor murdered in battle. When Ardis makes the shocking discovery that the remains are that of a more recent murder, Constable Mark Ridley asks her help in going ahead with the facial reconstruction in hopes the victim can be identified. But someone is willing to go to great lengths...even murder...to keep the skull’s deadly secret...
Archeologist Ardis Cole vis summoned to Scotland at the request of her longtime friend, historian and writer, Bruce McBrier. Bruce has found a skull on the grounds of his castle that he believes to be his ancestor, killed in a medieval battle. He wants Ardis to do a facial reconstruction of this historical figure. When Ardis discovers the skull is of a recent murder, she finds herself having to evade a killer intent on stopping her work.
Unmarked Grave is a suspenseful mystery full of twists and turns, expertly written and narrated. It gives vivid glimpses of Scotland and makes me want to see the country for myself. I look forward to reading more of these exciting adventures!
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Not a bad yarn as such. However the story line stretches the imagination as the main charactor and the spunky Scottish Copper seem to fall instantly in love .Plot thin. Charactors transparent.Love plot anorexic. Lots of Ye Olde Scottish folklore stuff with big castles.