Evil Intent

by Kate Charles

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LoveReading View on Evil Intent

It’s fair to say that I’m not remotely interested in the Church of England and was nervous that might be a barrier to enjoying this book, as one of the key strands is the opposition to women in the clergy.  So I was delighted to find that it isn’t – if anything, it adds an intellectual notch to the story. Evil Intent is a gripping book which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who relishes a great read and a great crime story in particular.  I would also defy you to guess the ending – it is rare that I don’t work out whodunit but I didn’t in this case!

Evil Intent Synopsis

Life in the clergy is quiet, respectful, peaceful – or so Callie Anson believed when she began her new job as curate to Reverend Brian Stanford at All Saints’ church in Paddington. Little did she realise just how wrong she could be.

After the traumatic end of her relationship with fiancé Adam, the last thing Callie needs is any more emotional turmoil. But it seems she is not destined for a quiet life just yet. Knowing that women in the clergy are still looked down upon by some, Callie was prepared to face some criticism. But the deep-seated hatred shown by some of her respected male colleagues particularly Father Adimola takes her by surprise. But when he is found strangled to death and her mentor Frances is accused of the crime, Callie must call upon all her faith to steer her through such troubling and violent times. With DI Stuart Neville and DS Mark Lombardi leading the investigation, it is not long before the ugly truth behind the ecclesiastical façade is chipped away to reveal the hidden secrets of the clergy.

Evil Intent Press Reviews

‘It takes someone with the skill of Kate Charles to remind us that murder among the middle classes can be just as chilling and credible as death on the mean streets…the dark secrets of people passionately committed to keeping up appearances produces and intelligent and convincing story. One to hide from the vicar.’ - Val McDermid

'Thoroughly entertaining'  The Times

'Compulsive reading'  Birmingham Post

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ISBN: 9780749082048
Publication date: 01/02/2006
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Format: Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN: 9780749082048
Publication date: 1st February 2006
Author: Kate Charles
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,

About Kate Charles

Kate Charles was born in Cincinnati. Described by the Oxford Times as 'a most English writer', she has gained her insights whilst working as a parish administrator in her local Church of England. She now lives in Bedford with her husband and her favourite hobby is visiting churches. She has a special interest and expertise in clerical mysteries, and frequently lectures on ecclesiastical crime novels. A former Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, she is currently Chairman of the Barbara Pym Society. She is a member of the Ecclesiological Society, the Historic Churches Preservation Trust, and the Kempe Society.

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