A Funeral in Eden

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  • Paperback
  • 276 pages
  • A Funeral in Eden
  • Paul McGuire
  • English
  • 25 November 2017
  • 0060807393

About the Author: Paul McGuire

Dominic Paul McGuire was an Australian diplomat and crime writer.


A Funeral in Eden➹ [Read] ➵ A Funeral in Eden By Paul McGuire ➼ – Johndore.co.uk Superior writing marks this tale of two murders on a South Sea island inhabited by natives and a handful of white people escaping from their pasts Exotic background not overdone, interesting character Superior writing marks this tale of two murders on a South Sea island inhabited by natives and a handful of white people escaping from their pasts Exotic background not overdone, interesting characters, amateur sleuthing, true stories of refugees finally divulged.

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10 thoughts on “A Funeral in Eden

  1. Susan says:

    May I recommend Paul McGuire for your reading pleasure It s not easy to find his books any , but it s worth the effort On a small island off the trade routes, George Buchanan is the third Sultan of his line, devoting himself to keeping the natives secure and the small European enclave stable and happy When a stranger lands, he s seen as a disruptive figure Soon George learns that the stranger wants to exploit a valuable mineral deposit, to the detriment of the population He s found dead May I recommend Paul McGuire for your reading pleasure It s not easy to find his books any , but it s worth the effort On a small island off the trade routes, George Buchanan is the third Sultan of his line, devoting himself to keeping the natives secure and the small European enclave stable and happy When a stranger lands, he s seen as a disruptive figure Soon George learns that the stranger wants to exploit a valuable mineral deposit, to the detriment of the population He s found dead after a quarrel with George Clearly, the natives didn t kill him it s not their way Which of the white residents could have done it Well, any of them, apparently, and there seem to be motives to burn The lovely young doctor suspects George, and who could blame her Not even George himself

  2. Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis aka Burial Service On a Pacific isle, Sultan George rules the small number of whites and the natives A stranger ends up dead Why

  3. Larry says:

    An island in the Pacific, off the main trade routes, is run by an English expatriate turned sultan he inherited from his less than sterling grandfather and father sometime in the late 1930s The island is populated by its original population plus nine or ten other expatriates, all of whom have become a bit odd given their isolation When a brash outsider threatens the island s tranquility, and is murdered never threaten to reveal a secret that will shake the order of things and not expect to An island in the Pacific, off the main trade routes, is run by an English expatriate turned sultan he inherited from his less than sterling grandfather and father sometime in the late 1930s The island is populated by its original population plus nine or ten other expatriates, all of whom have become a bit odd given their isolation When a brash outsider threatens the island s tranquility, and is murdered never threaten to reveal a secret that will shake the order of things and not expect to be murdered , the investigation of his death falls on the sultan and his chief medical and educational officer a smart young woman.The plot is interesting, the setting is exotic, and the verbal byplay is just what you d expect from a novel written in the late 1930s rather arch and sometimes clever I m glad the book was reprinted, and that I found a copy

  4. AGMaynard says:

    Golden Age mystery, 1938 One of Barzun and Taylor s 50 Classics, republished in 1976 Largely excellent tale of a bad character appearing among the residents and native peoples of a tropical island, upsetting their calm, and whose murder must be resolved though many might prefer to let it lie Anti colonial as well as colonial attitudes and the casual racial slurs common to the time period of the book Native people depicted as impulsive, devious children in temperament though adult in age wi Golden Age mystery, 1938 One of Barzun and Taylor s 50 Classics, republished in 1976 Largely excellent tale of a bad character appearing among the residents and native peoples of a tropical island, upsetting their calm, and whose murder must be resolved though many might prefer to let it lie Anti colonial as well as colonial attitudes and the casual racial slurs common to the time period of the book Native people depicted as impulsive, devious children in temperament though adult in age with their adorable cultural behaviors Recommended unless the preceding offends you too much understandable

  5. Pietro De Palma says:

    Good novel with good endThree stars and one half.