No Graves as Yet (World War I Series, Novel 1)
An evocative novel of war, secrets and intrigue
By Anne Perry
NO GRAVES AS YET is the utterly compelling first of a five-novel sequence that is a searing, ambitious and masterly portrait of England through the First World War.
In the last idyllic summer of 1914, the battle lines are already drawn. In Cambridge, the golden June days seem timeless. But for Joseph Reavley the summer is shattered by his parents' deaths in a car accident. Bringing the terrible news, his brother reveals that their father, a retired MP, had been travelling to see him about a sinister plot he had discovered. Matthew's job in the secret service means that he would understand the mysterious document their father possessed, but now it is nowhere to be found. Returning after the funeral with their two sisters, Joseph and Matthew become convinced that their parents' house has been searched. As their suspicions grow, they visit the scene of the crash and find subtle evidence that their deaths may not have been accidental after all.
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05 Apr 2004
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'A beautifully written work of psychological depth and poetic resonance... it is compelling from start to finish' The Lady — The Lady
'An ambitious novel in many ways, No Graves as Yet combines the sub-genres of historical fiction, international thriller and whodunit to make an entertaining piece of good old fashioned story telling' West Australian, 15/5/04 — West Australian
'Perry fans will not be disappointed' Huddersfield Daily Examiner 15/11/03 — Huddersfield Daily Examiner
'An auspicious read thus it is wonderful that this is the first of a five-novel sequence... With its outstanding cover and bestselling author's writing, this dazzling story is one of sheer brilliance...It's just so, so beautiful' North Wales Chronicle 23/10/03 — North Wales Chronicle
'Very enjoyable and gripping' Glasgow Evening Times 11/10/03 — Glasgow Evening Times
'An engaging evocation of English society poised on the brink of war and denying the implications of events unfolding in the Balkans' Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Mar 04 — Sydney Morning Herald