The mausoleum / David Mark.

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      Summary: 1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient headstones and crypts of the local churchyard. When lightning strikes a tumbledown tomb, she glimpses a corpse that doesn't belong among the crumbling bones. But when the storm passes and the body vanishes, the authorities refuse to believe the claims of a hysterical 'outsider'. Teaming up with a reluctant witness, local woman Felicity Goose, Cordelia's enquiries all lead back to a former POW camp that was set up in the village during the Second World War. But not all Gilsland's residents welcome the two young women's interference. There are those who believe the village's secrets should remain buried... whatever the cost.
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    • ABNT:
      MARK, D. J. The mausoleum. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2019. ISBN 9780727888723. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mark DJ. The Mausoleum. Severn House; 2019. Accessed September 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Mark, D. J. (2019). The mausoleum. Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mark, David John. 2019. The Mausoleum. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Mark, D. J. (2019) The mausoleum. Severn House. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mark, DJ 2019, The mausoleum, Severn House, viewed 26 September 2020, .
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      Mark, David John. The Mausoleum. Severn House, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mark, David John. The Mausoleum. Severn House, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mark DJ. The mausoleum [Internet]. Severn House; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Two elderly women sit at the bedside of a dying man. But who are they and why are they there? In a story spanning nearly six decades, Mark weaves a grisly, creepy tale of violence, hatred, revenge, and honor that will have readers captivated from the first page. Set in the cold, windy, and rainy north of England, the story focuses on Felicity and Cordelia, two woman who are utterly unalike but who are brought together by a cataclysmic event that has shocking repercussions. Cordelia—scarred by a difficult life—has moved to the remote village of Gilsland to escape her past but finds herself isolated and alone after losing her child. Felicity grew up in Gilsland and knows shockingly little about the world beyond the village. After a terrible storm, the pair make a curious discovery that will lead to the revelation of deadly secrets but that also will make them fast friends. Deft writing, a plot filled with strange and unexpected twists, vivid characters, and a constant feeling of foreboding make this a gripping and unusual read. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 April #2

Set in the North of England, this exceptional novel from Mark (the Aector McAvoy series) centers on two women, Cordelia Hemlock and Felicity Goose, who meet in a graveyard near the isolated village of Gilsland one day in 1967. Oxford-educated Cordelia is mourning the recent death of her nearly two-year-old son, and Felicity, a local, has come to lay flowers on her mother's grave. A sudden thunderstorm arises, and lightning strikes a tree that smashes into a mausoleum. The two watch in horror as the body of a man tumbles onto the grass. The women take refuge at Felicity's house, and when Cordelia later returns to the graveyard, the body has disappeared. The alternating narrative voices of Cordelia and Felicity slowly unfold a tragic tale with its roots in WWII that becomes ever more complex and frightening as the mendaciousness of human nature takes its toll. Evocative prose is a plus (Felicity is "a Gilsland girl. As much a part of the landscape as the cow shit and tumbledown stone walls"). Mark is writing at the top of his game. Agent: Oli Munson, A.M. Heath (U.K.). (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.