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Things are looking up for Adam Matthews and Robin Bright—their relationship is blossoming, and they’ve both been promoted. But Robin’s a policeman, and that means murder is never far from the scene.When a body turns up in a shallow grave at a Roman villa dig site—a body that repeatedly defies identification—Robin finds himself caught up in a world of petty rivalries and deThings are looking up for Adam Matthews and Robin Bright—their relationship is blossoming, and they’ve both been promoted. But Robin’s a policeman, and that means murder is never far from the scene.When a body turns up in a shallow grave at a Roman villa dig site—a body that repeatedly defies identification—Robin finds himself caught up in a world of petty rivalries and deadly threats. The case seems to want to drag Adam in, as well, and their home life takes a turn for the worse when an ex-colleague gets thrown out of his house and ends up outstaying his welcome at theirs.While Robin has to prove his case against a manipulative and fiendishly clever killer, Adam is trying to find out which police officer is leaking information to the media. And both of them have to work out how to get their home to themselves again, which might need a higher intelligence than either a chief inspector or a deputy headteacher....

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Two Feet Under Reviews

  • BWT (Belen)
    2019-11-05 12:58

    A bit slow paced, but for those who enjoy a good British Mystery story, it provided enough red herrings to be unsure of just who the killer was. I thought there might be a bit more romance, but it's definitely a back burner item.Though I haven't read the rest of the series, I wasn't terribly lost with what had happened in the past or what was happening at the present. All in all, it was okay but never quite thrilled.Advanced Review Galley copy of Two Feet Under (Lindenshaw Mysteries #3) provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.Cross-posted at Gay Book Reviews.

  • Chris, the Dalek King
    2019-11-05 12:52

    I’m doing real well this week on the mystery front, as Cochrane‘s newest addition to the Lindenshaw Mysteries series knocks it right out the park. I’ve yet to grow tired of Robin and Adam’s ridiculously sweet relationship, or the many-twisted mysteries that surround them. Focusing more on Robin this time around, this book gives us a closer look at his job as a Chief Inspector, as he struggles to solve the case of a dead woman dug up at a local archeological dig. He is not helped by the fact that they can’t seem to even pin a name on the victim–let alone the killer(s?). Add to that a new job with less than helpful coworkers who seem more intent on seeing him go down in flames, than finding a killer.I really liked that this book changed things up a bit with the characters–and in a way that didn’t require the couple to have a completely stupid fight so the book could be all about Robin and Adam getting back together (by far my biggest pet peeve about series centered around a single couple). Having Robin and Adam change jobs (or at least job locations) gave them both new people to interact with, as well as giving the book an air of uncertainty. Was sad to see that Robin and Anderson had to split up (professionally) since Robin got moved to a new precinct (or whatever the English equivalent is), but since Anderson basically spends the book sharing space with Robin and Adam, I didn’t feel the loss too badly.The new cast of characters–both those I assume will stay around for a bit, and the tertiary characters needed for this plot alone–were just great. Pru and Ben–officers working under Robin at his new position–were good sounding boards for Robin. I really hope they come into play in later books because I really enjoyed them.And all the various suspects and witnesses that were involved in the mystery aspect of the plot were what really made this book. While I still think book one was my favorite story overall, this one has my favorite mystery. You could never know what was really going on with everyone involved in this case, and I could never really predict where the story was going. And I was really glad that this story did not involve a certain event near the end that would have made me roll my eyes a bit at the predictability.This was just on the whole an entirely enjoyable story. The chemistry between Robin and Adam is a bit low-key, but it is still very real. They are comfortable in their relationship, and while there are bumps in the road, they are nothing that doesn’t happen in real-life couples. And the fade-to-black aspect (or the fact that the book is set up to keep them temporarily cock-blocked by Anderson) might bug others, but it is probably one of the big sells for me. These books tend to focus on the mystery more than the relationships, anyways, and so it wasn’t anything I went in expecting to find. I do like the ingenious way the plot contrived to keep them apart though. I thought Adam’s reaction to not wanting to have sex with Anderson in the house to be rather adorable, and completely in character.What else can I say? I loved it, and can’t wait till we can get a fourth story in the series.4.5 starsThis book was provided free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes. Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways. Click below.

  • Colette
    2019-11-05 11:59

    Another excellent addition to this series, Adam and Robin are one of my favorite couples.

  • books are love
    2019-11-27 06:53

    Received in exchange for a honest review.The more of this series I read the more I fall in love with Robin, Adam and Campbell. I also fall in love with the mystery involved in the murders and how they are solved. We don’t see them magically get a hat pulled out of a rabbit at the last minute but are walked through the investigation. From the beginning to end.We see how Robin thinks and comes about figuring things out and how he bounces things off of Adam to help solve the crime. Adam gives him a fresh perspective and support. Our romance is cleverly and wonderfully understated and we get such happy surprises throughout in not only their relationship but others as well. The ending is just heart warming.In this book are wonderful couple have their sanctuary temporarily in flux for Robin’s old Sergeant is in the doghouse and I can tell you Campbell doesn’t like sharing his master’s roost.Here a woman was found two feet under at a archeological site. It is a twisted tale just to find out who the woman is and the deception we see here is amazing and intriguing as the story unfolds and unravels before our eyes. You are brought through a maze of threats, rivalries, characters that don’t jibe, deception, and manipulation with Adam and Robin embroiled in this mystery as Robin tries to solve his first case in his new position as chief inspector.Adam is brought into the case even when he doesn’t try poor guy. He is not only a great sounding board for Robin but also while at his new job as deputy headteacher a observer due to one of his student’s dad inviting him to a meeting. boy does he learn a lot as well. But more important he is where Robin feels safe and at home. He helps him go through his thoughts and sort them out. He is supportive, kind and loving. Even Campbell helps the ever frustrated Robin clear his mind when the case gets convoluted and frustrating for him.As Robin delves into the murder and all the petty rivalries, deception and manipulations he is also dealing with a leak at his work and co-workers who don’t really want him and Davis around. I love seeing his thoughts and the process that he goes through to solve the murder and get to the bottom of the truth. You are never truly sure who did what and why until the very end. The story enraptures in the mystery and doesn’t let you go until every stone is unturned and the murder is solved in this crafty and wonderful third book of the Lindenshaw mysteries series. Can’t wait to see what is next for our duo and their friends.

  • Ann
    2019-11-16 05:58

    This is the third book in the Lindenshaw Mystery series. I had little difficulty getting the background of Adam and Robin. Adam has just started his new job at a new school and Robin has been promoted in the police department. The newest murder is again involving both men but this story seems to be more about Robin and his work environment. Their dog, Campbell is also involved in the investigation. The couple's gay romance is up front in the story but not over powering in it's intensity. This is a pretty typical English police mystery, a good read with plenty of suspects.

  • Idamus
    2019-11-26 09:59

    Best one in the series so far, I hope we get to see more of these guys. I would also really, really love to get this series in audio.

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-11-13 05:42

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.25 starsTwo Feet Under is the third book in Charlie Cochrane’s Lindenshaw Mysteries series and is probably best enjoyed after reading at least the book immediately previous, if not both.This is an interesting mystery story. Don’t expect steam—there isn’t any—but there is a strong bond between Adam and Robin. They have sweet conversation, which often includes Campbell, their perceptive Newfoundland dog. Campbell doesn’t have to rescue anyone this time, which is all to the good. There are fewer harrowing experiences, and more solid detective work, in this book compared with Jury of One.I’m not going to go into the plot too much, but there are interesting devices at play, including misdirection and catfishing, that keep Robin, and the reader, guessing at who was murdered and who committed the crime. I liked how it turned out, and I liked how Robin navigated the murky waters of his antagonistic new workplace. The relationship between Robin and Adam shows significant growth as a couple, which was enjoyable. They are truly committed to one another, with a future that seems realistic. I’d definitely read on if another book is added to the series.Read Veronica’s review in its entirety here.

  • Natalie
    2019-11-14 04:46

    Adam and Robin return to solve a mystery replete with twists and turns, coping with issues on the domestic front, having Anderson as a hopefully temporary guest and assisted by Campbell, their loyal Newfie. Robin, newly promoted, is contending with new partners and working out the kinks in his new post. Adam, even working at a different school, finds connections that cross over Robin’s case but fortunately not to the level of danger he’s faced before. Campbell manages to lend a hand, or paw, to Robin and Adam with the problem of Anderson, who I came to dislike quite a bit. I’d call this episode more of a police procedural, as Robin struggles to find the best and brightest among his officers and works the details of the case with them. A majority of the narrative covers the questioning of a plethora of suspects and witnesses, follow-up on forensic details and brain-storming sessions over the confusing clues. There’s an entire aquarium of red herrings to wade through in this one. Once again, I got rather lost among the number of names, made worse by mistaken identities and impersonations, plus archaeological details. That’s not unusual for me, although there seem to be an excess of people involved in this one.Romance is still almost an afterthought, but details of Robin and Adam’s growing bond is cleverly tucked into the dialogue. It’s romance in its most basic sense, not the first moments of lust but the steady, dependable love that lasts even through disagreements and mundane moments. Charlie Cochrane can take her place among the best of British mystery writers with this fabulous series. These are enjoyable whodunnits, engaging and challenging my intellect and puzzle solving skills. So far I’m 0 and 3! Highly recommended for lovers of classic mysteries. *An ARC was provided by the author or publisher and I have chosen to publish a fair and honest review for Hearts On Fire Reviews blog*

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-11-21 12:33

    This book begins with Robin and Adam settling into new jobs. With the conclusion of that other business in Lindenshaw, they both have started anew in their respective professions. Adam has moved from Lindenshaw St. Crispins to Culdover Church of England Primary School. He’s become a deputy head-teacher, and he couldn’t be more ecstatic. Robin has moved from his old precinct to Abbotston, where he is the acting chief inspector while the current man with the job is out for a while. Getting away from Stanebridge and all that happened there is a welcome change for Adam, and he has high hopes that the temporary position will become permanent. We do get some secondary characters that have moved on with Robin and Adam, both from Robin’s old job. His newly minted sergeant is Pru, and his unwelcome houseguest is Anderson, his old sergeant from Stanebridge.There’s a dead body. Of course there is a dead body! But who is she? Aaaand, this is where Charlie Cochrane excels. I didn’t get it, didn’t see it coming. Adam and Robin and, of course, Campbell are once again all three involved in Robin’s police work. Remember, these stories are mysteries wherein the characters involved happen to be gay. They are not romances even though our MCs met and fell in love within their pages, and their relationship is adorable. Cochrane weaves a police procedural that reminds me of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock television series. There are layers here, and not just of dirt on top of our corpse. Added to the mystery of this one is a houseguest that just won’t leave, and with a conundrum that only the dog, Campbell, can solve. Good old Campbell, I love that dog as a secondary character, and he plays his role so well.The lies, the manipulations, the intrigue! This story has them all in spades. Nothing is face value and the shady characters abound. The farther you get in the story, the more you realize that you are left with one too many viable suspects and wondering what clues you obviously missed which would point you in the direction of the killer. But in the end, all hypotheses are supported, and you’ll face-palm and say, “Of course that’s who it was!”The cover art by L.C. Chase is once again spot-on with the story, and Campbell steals the spotlight all the time anyway, so why not the cover of the book?! I totally enjoyed revisiting murder with these characters, and I am really hoping that this series continues. I adore how very British they are, and Cochrane is a master at creating time and place, mixing them with good, solid characterizations and police procedurals.“It’ll make sense in the end.” Adam began to plate up their food. “Like a jigsaw when you can’t see where a particular bit goes until you’ve got the ones that fit round it. Then you say, ‘Bloody hell, I never realized it went there!’”Each of the stories in this series is a standalone. You could pick them up individually and read them, but start with the first to get Adam and Robin’s love story from the beginning. These two met, fell in love, and now are thinking about the future amidst all the chaos and colorful people in their lives. These books are witty, the banter between the MCs entertaining, and the mystery is always just that, a mystery to be solved. I highly recommend them.Reviewed by Carrie for The Novel Approach

  • Heather
    2019-11-25 04:52

    Adam Matthews and Robin Bright keep moving forward with their relationship and maintaining their homelife with beloved guard dog, Campbell. Now as they push forward with new positions in the workplace everything is looking up so what could go wrong? A spot of murder and an unexpected houseguest is what they face, throw in identiyfing Jane Doe, smug suspects, and a police leak to the media and the boys learn that maybe murder and mayhem will always find them.I just want to start out by saying how much I love Adam and Robin, perhaps not as much as the author's other crime solving duo: Jonty and Orlando, but it's a pretty tight race. There is just something about Adam and Robin that makes me smile, maybe its their banter, their chemistry, or maybe its how the author makes them so real. Granted, most couples(no matter their occupation) don't find themselves in situations of repeated chaos like these boys but beyond that they come across as people you would meet filling the car with gas or picking up your weekly shopping. Whether the author meant for the reader to find this connection to the boys or its just a happy coincidence it still shows the talent and knack she has in bringing her characters to life. Speaking of chemistry, something that really showed it for me was their use of "Don't forget the milk" to convey "I love you". Not all couples say the actual "L-word" but they express it a thousand other ways and for me this was just another example of how Miss Cochrane make the boys more real.Now, as for the mystery you know I won't reveal any spoilers and when it comes to this genre every little tidbit and snippet can be a huge clue so I really won't touch on the plot at all other than to say its brilliant. On a personal note, I really enjoyed how the author threw references to Midsomer Murders into a few scenes. Midsomer is my absolute favorite mystery series of all time(a little secret between you and me: I own all 19 seasons on DVD and have most of them nearly memorized😉). There is just something about the British, the UK as a whole really, and their way with murder, mayhem, and intrigue that sets them above the rest. I enjoy American mysteries but given the choice I can honestly say that I will pick a UK mystery over one of ours every time. I said all this because Two Feet Under is a perfect example of why I love mysteries from across the pond and the best way to explain my feelings without plot spoiling.So, if you have already experienced The Best Corpse for the Job and Jury of One, than you know how lovely the author brings life to Adam and Robin. If you are new to this series than now is a great time to give it a looksee. Technically, yes each installment is a standalone as the mystery begins and ends within the pages of each book but personally, I can't imagine not reading Lindenshaw Mysteries in order. Between character development and references to previous cases it just flows better read 1,2, and 3 but no, I don't suppose it is a must. Those looking for detailed spicy-ness will probably be a bit disappointed but don't think that means that there is no passion and heat, it's just the author leaves these moments more to the reader's imagination and trust me I can imagine quite a bit 😉😉 So, grab a copy, buckle down, snuggle in and begin.

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2019-11-05 12:35

    Once again this book revolves around a case and the romance is very much in the background of this book. In this book Robin is a newly promoted Chief Inspector and he's moving in with Adam who is now a Deputy Headteacher. Adam is of course trying to stay out of his cases as he's been in the middle of the last two but unfortunately Robin's first big case takes place close to Adam's new school and involves one of his student's parents.This case was a bit confusing and there were so many characters to keep straight that I found it a bit difficult. The majority of the book takes place during the questioning of witnesses and suspects and a lot of brain storming sessions while Robin tries to make sense of the clues. There are a lot of red herrings and that along with the mistaken identities and impersonations made this one a bit difficult to figure out what was going on. Sergeant Anderson plays an interesting role in this book and I can't say whether I liked it or not but I found it a little surprising as I had liked him more in the previous books. Overall, since so much of this book depends on the mystery and I found it just a bit frustrating this one wasn't my favorite of the series.A copy of this book was provided to me by Netgalley and the publisher with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.

  • Melanie
    2019-11-06 05:41

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ReviewRating: 4.75 stars out of 5For the full review, visit on 1/12From that review: " Adam has a new job at a new school, Robin's working to combine  police officers from different locations into one group, and Robin's former Sergeant is thrown out of his house and needs putting up.  Sounds like a perfect time for a murder or two!How I love sinking back into Charlie Cochrane's cozy mystery series, Lindenshaw Mysteries, now on it's third book, Two Feet Under.  From the first story,The Best Corpse for the Job (Lindenshaw Mysteries, #1), we've watched Robin and Adam become a couple, establish a home  ( Jury of One (Lindenshaw Mysteries #2) , and now become happy in their relationship.  As they've grown more secure in themselves as partners and in their relationship, it's been wonderful to watch their dynamics change, not only when at home but during the investigations as well.  Because once a body pops up, somehow all clues or a few unlikely leads will point towards Adam. Or someone he knows.  Or perhaps even something that Campbell has buried in the can never be sure how Campbell is involved.  But that Newfie will be important somehow!  Ah, the thrill of anticipation."For all our reviews, author interviews, and such, visit us at http://scatteredthoughtsandroguewords...

  • Veronica
    2019-11-09 10:52

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Adam has started a new assistant principal job at a new school and Robin is now working at a new police station. Their happy love life and relationship tick on in the background of our murder mystery.We follow Robin from the discovery of the dead body right through to him discovering who the killer is. We are taken through many police/witness interviews and watch Robin and his team follow down leads that lead no where and leads that just bring up more questions until we eventually get the killer.There is plenty of detail in this story and it meanders along at a slow but steady pace. I felt like I couldn’t rush reading it because I didn’t miss any details and in the end it took me 4 days to read finish reading Two Feet Under.This is a really good mystery. I love the setting of small town England and I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in their fun, language, culture and their love of a cup of tea. Adam and Robin are a sweet couple and I hope the author plans to write more Lindenshaw Mysteries.

  • Sarah
    2019-11-16 12:39

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. The third book in this series focuses on a body found during an archaeology dig. A recently promoted Robin finds himself in charge of both the investigation and a team of resentful officers.I think this is easily the most exciting and the most carefully crafted story in this series so far. Quirky characters, complicated suspects and a small town rivalry between detectorists and amateur archaeologists make this an entertaining read. Adam and Robin are an established couple now and Adam does a tiny bit of sleuthing on his own this time. There is even less heat in this story than there was in the previous two but the platonic affection between Robin and Adam is charming in its own way. Despite the internet playing an important role in the book, this still feels quite quaint. Characters continue to speak and act quite formally and there is much less focus on the forensic element of the investigation than there is in most modern crime writing. This time around, I found the traditional nature of the story charming instead of frustrating and I think I’m actually growing quite fond of Adam, Robin and Campbell.

  • Suze
    2019-11-20 12:49

    Robin and Adam are back!This time Adam is much more in the background, not so involved - though still on the periphery and doing some digging around. He largely dealt with the Anderson issue. But is nice to see them being domestic, sharing the worries of their days etc. I do think that Anderson may have left earlier had they not had their ban in place!!Robin is the new guy in a new role in a new station so doesn’t have the full respect of his constables when he needs them. So between them, a murder and lots of lying interested parties he is stressed.The mystery definitely took lots of twists and turns, even when the culprit had been nabbed there were still niggles and still twists in confessions.Nicely done, I enjoy the placement in country town. Hope there are more Adam and Robin stories to come.

  • Donna
    2019-11-06 04:46

    Adam, Robin and Campbell are back in another convoluted tale of murder, mayhem and mystery. The boys have moved on to better jobs in different towns but a body dug up in an archeological dig gives newly minted Chief Inspector Robin Bright a puzzle that will stress even his bright mind. Adam loves his new position as deputy head teacher but is afraid that the gossip papers will make it difficult for him and Robin. And a couch surfing friend may need Campbells help to move on. This story will have your head spinning trying to keep up with suspects and motives if only they can give a name to the body. I truly enjoyed this story. Fans of British television detective dramas will love this addition to the Lindenshaw Mysteries.

  • Joe McGowan
    2019-11-14 05:48

    Kept me guessing This is the third in a series of British Mysteries where the main characters happen to be gay, yet the mystery is the true focus of the story. I enjoyed this book and the previous tales, because of the authenticity of the characters and the attention to details that the author presents. Additionally, the author has written for a British audience, often I had to look up words for meanings or context, and in my opinion this only added to my enjoyment. Again this is a mystery with gay characters, not a gay m/m romance mystery, filled with detailed sexual adventures, it is a great change of pace. I hope that the adventures of Chief Inspector Bright and Head Teacher continue for at least another 3 novels.

  • K
    2019-11-07 04:48

    A good instalment to the series and this time.much more focused on the police investigation than the now established relationship between Adam and Robin. The mystery was well done.. though all got a little confused towards the end. I'd worked out the leak to the press early on and t some of the other details. I like the new crew that Robin is working with and in Adam's new schoolIt will be interesting to see if there are more investigations that Adam can stick his oar in.

  • Kathy Johnson
    2019-12-01 07:01

    This is a third book in the Lindenshaw Mystery series with a little MM romance thrown in. It was a great mystery with many twist and turns. Just when you thought you knew who had done it, the circumstances would change. The romance is really a minor part of the story. The characters are well developed and the story really kept me interested. Even though this is the third in the series, I did not read the first two and had no problems reading it.

  • Sara Andrea
    2019-12-05 08:43

    I should give it 4.5 stars instead of 5 for the only reason of not featuring enough Campbell. Other than that is very fun mystery with the right amount of twists and turns to keep you guessing who did it.

  • Vendela
    2019-11-20 07:42

    The two previous ones are much better, unfortunately. This one needed some more editing for pacing and characterization.

  • Shelley
    2019-12-02 09:43

    3.75 stars

  • Shirley
    2019-11-14 12:52

    I love everything about this series. I love Adam and Robin. I love the fact that no matter how far removed from one of Robin's cases Adam seems to be he always seems to get caught in the middle. I love the crazy, annoying, adorable characters that drive both Adam and Robin nuts - even though they love them dearly. And I absolutely adore Campbell (their lovable Newfoundland) who once again saved the day, even if it wasn't exactly a life or death situation. He's way more perceptive than anyone gives him credit for. ;)When Robin is transferred, it isn't exactly into friendly territory. No one really trusts him and that makes it hard for him to know exactly who he can trust. There may be a few more bad apples among his new fellow officers that need to be weeded out, but the case must go on. Luckily, he has a couple of co-workers who step up and make his job just a little bit easier. It still takes his team a while to figure out exactly who the bad guys are. The thing is, even the 'good' guys aren't perfect in Two Feet Under.I can't wait to see what Charlie Cochrane has in store for Robin and Adam next. Lindenshaw Mysteries is turning into one of my favorite cozy mysteries - at least in this genre. The characters are witty and fun and the who-dun-it aspect takes a little bit of figuring out on the reader's part as well. ;)  I received Two Feet Under in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Didi
    2019-11-19 11:37

    3.25 StarsMy favorite trio from Charlie Cochrane’s “Lindenshaw Mysteries” are back, they even got their promotions. Newly Chief Inspector Robin Bright now moves in with Deputy Headteacher Adam Matthews, and their Newfoundland doggo, Campbell. After getting involved in Robin’s previous big cases, Adam now determines to stay as far away from any murder case as possible. And of course, Robin’s first big case in the new office took place close to Adam’s new school, involving one of his student’s parent.Just like the previous entry to the series, Two Feet Under is told alternately from Adam and Robin’s POVs. Not only this enables readers their insights and first hand lowdown of the characters’ development, especially compared from that of the first book. The only part I slightly miss (and Robin’s probably agree with me on this) is the lack of Sergeant Anderson in Robin’s new post. The chap makes a cameo here, though not entirely in a positive way, before the intervention from Campbell (that’s a hilarious scene for sure). Mystery-wise, it’s rather convoluted and frustrating to follow. Without Adam’s lending a hand - albeit indirectly - I seriously worry for Robin’s new team. On the other hand, given the situation of Robin’s new post, it contributes to the proper and wholehearted feeling to the story. There’s room for improvement should the series continue and Robin (and Adam) got more cases to solve. Advanced copy of this book is kindly given by the author/publisher viaNetGalley in exchange for an honest review.