Book Review-Cold-Grave


Cold Grave

(Dr. Anya Crichton, #6)


Kathryn Fox


Cold Grave is my fourth of the Doctor Anya Crichton series written by Kathryn Fox.  The title of this book had me thinking it had something to do with cemeteries.  Not so!

A family cruise couldn’t be further away from my thoughts.  Then how can anything happen on a family friendly cruise?

It does!  And on the first day, no less.


Anya, her ex-husband and their son are on a cruise, when hubby is involved in finding the first victim’s body.  That of a pretty young nineteen year old girl.  Anya also decides to help out and puts her forensic skills to good use.


In my mind the possible culprits are soon revealed.  An investigation which follows is bungled and we are left wondering who is responsible for the bungle?  The ex-cop shipboard security chief or someone else?


Cold Grave has all the usual twists and turns expected in a book of this genre.  The story is a bit Perry Mason(ish) with some of the details being ‘off-screen’ and only heard about during the ‘rescue’.

However, it is still a good read, or listen, as the case may be.  I am sure fans of Kathryn Fox and this genre of books will enjoy Cold Grave as I did.

As usual I must mention narrator, Jennifer Vuletic who has done an excellent job of creating life-like characters.

I have rated

Cold Grave

A solid

star read.  

Goodreads readers have rated

Cold Grave

an average of 3.72 from 485 ratings and 75 reviews

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Cold Grave

can be purchased on-line at 

Fishpond, Booktopia and Amazon

2 thoughts on “Book Review-Cold-Grave

  1. Great post!


    I saw that you are a book blogger. I recently released a book “Life of Randy” I would love it if you would review on your blog with an honest review.

    If you are interested I can send you a free copy in your preferred format.

    Thank you so much for your time

    Philip Lister


    • Hi Philip,
      I have only read a few books for one author. Another did make contact but that’s as far as it went.
      Couple of things you must know.
      1. I am not a fast reader and it may take a few weeks before I read your book.
      2. I will be travelling all of June this year and may or may not get around to reading anything.
      3. These are reviews of a former work colleague and when he asked me to read his books I was wondering how I could write a nice negative review. Fortunately I did not need to consider that. However, if you bother to have a look at the dates these were published, the last review being March 26 and I still have one of his books to read.

      4. If you still interested in my opinion, I use a mini iPad and ePub format books. I do have the Kindle App, but would prefer ePub if possible.

      Finally, I feel honoured to be known/referred to, as a ‘book blogger’. This came about because my online libraries were closing down a few years ago. I can now be found at Goodreads:

      Look forward to hearing from you.


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