Bathing with the Dead (First Kiss Mystery Book 1)
|Rating||:||4.87 (834 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||236 Pages|
"Full of surprises" - Goodreads reviewer"the ideas, themes and descriptions Else employs are unlike almost anyone else writing today. Poetic and otherworldly" - reviewer
For fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Carroll, Philip K. Fernanda is overwhelmed by the strangeness of the place, the outdoor burning of the dead on the steps leading down to the holy Ganges river, the pilgrims mingling on the steps along with water buffalo and orange-robed ascetics. Dick and Tom Robbins comes this tale of a woman born to be sacrificed because of her great love.Chosen by the Gods to be Sacrificed?Book One of the First Kiss Mysteries, "Bathing with the Dead" introduces a vivid world with very human characters like Fernanda and her husband, imperfect people experiencing love and desire in India, as something ancient and otherworldly, something terrible, encircles them.Despite her fear of flying, Fernanda accompanies her new husband Randy, an IBM consultant, to the oldest city in the world, Varanasi, India. But there is more at play here as her husband is snagged in a murder and embezzlement scheme, and the Hindu Gods themselves get involved in the fates of our lovers.. She decides to spend a week in the more tranquil north,unintentionally leaving her husband to the charms of a former French colleague of his
Not pleased KISanz Found amateurish, a lot of short stops and things that came out of nowhere and for no reason. I had to finish the book because I have to see it thru no matter what but was tempted to stop a few times.. hilsbils said Vile.. A vile boring book. Did have a few interesting sentences. They may have been facts about Hindu religion. I would never have purchased this book if I had known how discusting it was.. Excellent Book! Cyndy Harris The Book--Bathing with the Dead--is a most interesting story that takes place in Varanasi, India. It is such a very exotic location. It was satisfying to learn about The Ganges and all the history involved.The lead characters, Randy and Fernanda are such a strong couple, who are so comfortable in their love. But they also have other varied interests that they pursue separately.There are human and spiritual love twists that are very entertaining to the reader. All this combined with mystery and murder. It was a wonderful book to read and enjoy.