O' Artful Death
St. Martin's, Jun 2003, 23.95, 304 pp.
Boston based Professor Sweeney St. George is considered an expert on Victorian burial practices and rituals, especially the art representations including gravestones. Her friend Toby DiMarco persuades Sweeney to spend her Christmas vacation with his relatives at Byzantium, Vermont, a town that once hosted a former artists' colony.
Sweeney immediately accepts the invitation. She wants to...