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Bright and beautiful Jenny Cain, director of the Port Frederick Civic Foundation, was dying of curiosity. A hapless visitor had slipped in the mud at the town's historic cemetery--and fallen right into an empty grave!When Jenny discovered that all the graves were vacant, it was the beginning of murder.Now Jenny has to dig up some answers, and fast--before the killer leavesBright and beautiful Jenny Cain, director of the Port Frederick Civic Foundation, was dying of curiosity. A hapless visitor had slipped in the mud at the town's historic cemetery--and fallen right into an empty grave!When Jenny discovered that all the graves were vacant, it was the beginning of murder.Now Jenny has to dig up some answers, and fast--before the killer leaves her silent as a tomb!...

Title : No Body
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ISBN : 9780671734299
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 255 Pages
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No Body Reviews

  • Shawn
    2018-11-27 19:15

    I would give this book (3rd in the Jenny Cain series) 3.5 stars if I could. Goodness please let us use 1/2 stars!!!

  • Barb Knierim
    2018-11-21 00:28

    A good mystery, but it read like a romance novel sometimes, which was kind of lame

  • Bev
    2018-12-07 03:07

    No Body by Nancy Pickard is a fun and funny mystery that I picked up as part of my Follow That Blurb Challenge journey. This is the third story in Pickard's Jenny Cain series, but I had no problem stepping into the book without having read the first two. The begins with Jenny's old sixth-grade teacher visiting the graves of her forbears only to be caught in a mud slide that reveals that her ancestors, along with 131 other "residents" of the New England cemetery are no longer resting in peace. In fact, they're not resting there at all. Following directly on the heels of this alarming discovery, the corpse of Sylvia Davis, secretary to the local funeral home, is found in the casket with John Rudolph just as his wife is preparing to see him safely stowed in the new cemetery. Rudolph's widow makes several scenes and then makes an appointment with the report Lewis Riss to tell what she knows. Before she can keep that appointment, she, too, is found murdered. It's up to Jenny to solve the two mysteries--the one with too few bodies and the one where the corpses keep multiplying.Jenny Cain is a bright, witty character. She has a way of getting people to talk and finding out what they don't want her to know. She also makes her share of mistakes before getting to the final answer and this makes her very human. The writing is brisk and easy going down--making for a fun, quick read. There is enough humor to offset the rather depressing subject matter of funerals and funeral homes and graveyards. The mystery has enough twists in it to keep the reader guessing till the end. Three stars for a nice, pleasant afternoon read.

  • Alannah Davis
    2018-12-04 23:35

    This is from a massive stash of books I had that I have purchased over the years and haven't had a chance to read. I don't know why I waited so long to read this one!The plot is irresistable. One of Jenny Cain's former teachers slips in the mud and falls into an empty grave at an old town cemetery. Turns out that all the graves are empty. What happened to the bodies of everyone's ancestors? And why did an employee of the Harbor Lights Funeral Home become a murder victim, the body hidden in the casket of another recently departed Harbor Lights employee? The story is a lot of macabre fun. Lively characterization and realistic dialogue. A couple of the characters/plot points went a wee bit over the top, but that's far better than having them lie motionless like a (pardon the expression) dead body. I highly anticipated the resolution of the mystery, and although I'm not sure I believe in the way Jenny figured it out, I found it to be pretty darned creative. Also, very cool use of Bruce Springsteen lyrics!A great read! This was published back in the mid-1980s and is apparently #3 in a series. It stands quite well on it's own, and I will definitely read others in the series if I can find them.

  • LuzC. Johnson
    2018-11-28 02:24

    The beginning grabbed me like no other. It might not be exact, but it goes something like this: “Some days are better than others to walk into a cemetery.” Is that gripping, or what? What happened to 139 bodies buried in the old town’s graveyard? I thought that was a hard one to pull, but Nancy –and of course, Cain –managed beautifully while reminiscing about the fifth grade school teacher, Ms. Lucille Grant, and about the town’s history and illustrious founder families in “Poor Fred”. I gave myself a little pat on the shoulder for cracking the case way before the middle of the novel. The murderers are harder to spot in later mysteries.

  • Jill
    2018-12-14 02:25

    Interesting Jenny Cain mystery - starting with several empty graves in an historic graveyard. There are lots of characters that I am getting confused, though. Her cop boyfriend is conveniently out of town so far.(That just happened in a couple other books I just finished reading - it is rapidly becoming an overworked plot device to have the significant other go out of town for a month long work conference.)

  • George
    2018-11-28 20:36

    #3 in the Jenny Cain mystery series. Set in a small New England coastal town, Jenny decides to discover why graves in the town's historical graveyard have no bodies in them. As she starts to do this, she becomes involved trying to solve two recent murders that appear to be connected to the town's funeral home.A bit on the light side and follows the pattern of mysteries in which the mystery is solved by the non police person who is smarter than police.

  • Lynda
    2018-11-29 00:28

    This was a really intriguing mystery . . . What happened to the bodies in the town's historical section of the graveyard?

  • Helen
    2018-12-18 03:21

    empty graveyard, overfull coffin,"prearranged" death

  • Julie H.
    2018-12-01 23:34

    Here Jenny takes on the funeral industry. Despite the book's deathly overtones, it still has time to be funny.

  • Kelly
    2018-12-18 01:16

    Jenny's kind of annoying, but the mystery was good.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-12-09 19:25

    I don't know why but I just could not get into this book. I started it and just couldn't finish. So as it did not capture my attention long enough to read I gave it one star.

  • Danielle
    2018-12-15 21:20

    A lot of people sure die in Port Frederick, MA! Jenny Cain plays cop and detective (while still tackling her tasks in her own full-time job) to figure out this murder mystery.

  • Kelley
    2018-12-07 21:17

    love her--just started another one

  • Margaret
    2018-12-01 19:23

    Quite good. What does a Civil War graveyard, empty of the expected contents, have to do with current murder? Find out in this well-written book.

  • Frances
    2018-11-23 23:35

    By far my fav by Pickard.