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In Burial of the Dead, Hogan creates a saga that is both elegant literary fiction and deviously complex crime novel. In unfolding the intrigue surrounding the murky death of Emma Kost-O'Neal, Hogan displays a masterful command of his craft.

In Burial of the Dead, Hogan creates a saga that is both elegant literary fiction and deviously complex crime novel.

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade, And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten, And drank coffee, and talked for an hour. Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch. And when we were children, staying at the arch-duke’s, My cousin’s, he took me out on a sled, And I was frightened.

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A powerful and thrilling literary mystery that plays out like a symphony of several movements A wealthy woman is dead in Hartford, Connecticut, and the cause of death is anyone's guess. Was it suicide? Murder? Natural causes? The cause will determine the payout of her estate, and there are as many possibilities as there are suspects.

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A powerful and thrilling literary mystery that plays out like a symphony of several movementsA wealthy woman is dead in Hartford, Connecticut, and the cause of death is anyone’s guess. Was it suicide? Murder? Natural causes? The cause will determine the payout of her estate, and there are as many possibilities as there are suspects. Motives abound---greed, envy, anger, lust, pride---but who really had the means to pull it off? Could it have been the woman’s estranged niece? Her driver? Or was it the young Matthew Wyman? Equally devoted to a racing plot and stunning craft, Burial of the Dead features the unfolding of the mind and world of the likable but troubled Matthew as he struggles for sanity and redemption in a world where falsehood and betrayal assault the innocence and curious workings of a challenged and gifted psyche.


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Modar
Having now finished the third of Mike Hogan's "Rust in Peace" trilogy, I can say with the utmost conviction that no other writer has affected me so much since I first read Cormac McCarthy's border trilogy.

In Burial of the Dead, Hogan creates a saga that is both elegant literary fiction and deviously complex crime novel. In unfolding the intrigue surrounding the murky death of Emma Kost-O'Neal, Hogan displays a masterful command of his craft.

Hogan's story is told through multiple points of view, beginning with an MC who suffers from bipolar disorder and is an innocent witness in a sea of treacherous, self-preserving operators intent on getting their hands on the old lady's vast fortune.

Hogan's prose is sometimes reflective of Faulkner's Sound and the Fury, with its multiple POVs (including the "idiot"); sometimes he seems to be channeling McCarthy, with his lyrical, elegant descriptions, both of external scene and internal thought pictures (and his signature absence of dialogue tags and quotes - selectively, not uniformly). And sometimes it evokes the genius of Patricia Highsmith in the way she told a story through the deranged mind of Tom Ripley.

Hogan told me that this manuscript was originally handled by St. Martin's Press until his editor departed and a very young editor replaced him. That young editor didn't "get" Hogan's tactics (an "experiment," Hogan calls it) - and St. Martin's killed the project.

Too bad for them. This is just a brilliant, brilliant novel that deserves awards. Hogan's "experiment" is a smashing success - and the ending will FLOOR you.
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Just before she died, wealthy Emma Kost O'Neal sent a note to her grand-niece Manny informing her that she was leaving her large estate to her; she also warns Manny to avoid troubled Matt Wyman.

Sometime after the elderly woman dies, Manny and Matt living together argue over Emma's alleged suicide. Matt believes Emma odious avaricious lawyer Sullivan killed her. He demands Manny assist him in proving his assertion.

Later Matt using the name Levon resides in an asylum where he plans to escape and return to Manny. Meanwhile she feels she has found her soulmate paralegal Ann Dillon; ironically she is as obsessed as Matt is to prove Sullivan killed Emma. Even the police who first investigated the case, detectives Mark Moraski and David Talmadge argue over Emma's death, but they look at Matt as a possible killer if a homicide occurred.

This is a complicated somewhat convoluted mystery as the audience wonders whether Emma was murdered or committed suicide. Throughout the superb but Byzantine story line are legal depositions and other evidence that may be facts, interpretations to fit assumptions or red herrings. Fans who want a straightforward investigative thriller need to pass, but those who appreciate a multifaceted thriller will enjoy BURIAL OF THE DEAD because Michael Hogan's powerful support characters make this tale work.

Harriet Klausner
Mala
While I guess it's fair to call Burial Of the Dead a "mystery," it's so much more. At its heart is a multi-layered plot with a heady mix of characters. Storyline and cast interweave in unexpected ways, the story full of surprises as is the very original prose. Michael Hogan is a master craftsman and in Burial has given his readers a book that doesn't disappoint. I am not generally a "mystery" reader, but I greatly enjoyed this one. It's far beyond the usual whodunit and I came away thinking of it as a terrific mini-series.
Bearus
This was one of the best mysteries I've read in a long time. Hogan's writing makes you really "get" the characters, and the plot unfolds in ways I didn't see coming. Recommend to anyone looking for a really great read.
Burial of the Dead: A Novel download epub
United States
Author: Michael Hogan
ISBN: 0312367295
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (August 5, 2008)
Pages: 432 pages