Traditional, warm and cosy, if such a thing can be said about a book where a murder has been committed in the first few pages… Two months on from the end of ‘The Reluctant Detective’ and Faith is feeling a little more settled in her new role as Vicar of Little Worthy. Christmas is coming, far too quickly and Faith has a mountainous list of things to do; she herself admits she is nosy parker and therefore it seems more than natural for her to also start to investigate the latest murder in the village! It’s always enjoyable to play armchair detective and particularly rewarding if you are able to guess whodunnit before Faith and her Detective Inspector ex-suitor. This is settling in to be a good series and is a thoroughly entertaining read. ~ Liz Robinson
We've found a boy's body by the river - want to come take a peek? Ben's face wore his insufferable I-know-what-you're-thinking expression. Faith struggled with her demon curiosity a moment. Ben watched her lose the fight. Of course you do. Faith Morgan, former policewoman and vicar of Little Worthy, visits Oliver Markham's farm in the run up to Christmas. He's to be her Joseph in the church's nativity pageant. Only she discovers the house surrounded by police cars. A body has been found in the local River Itchen. Despite her best intentions, Faith is drawn into the investigation. There is a question of drugs, a distraught girlfriend, an unsavoury uncle - and, to Faith's sinking heart, a church connection. Ben, her erstwhile boyfriend, is the police inspector in charge of the case, which does nothing at all for her peace of mind. And the respectable parishioners of Little Worthy have plenty of opinions. Mostly, as it turns out, wrong.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title the series, The Reluctant Detective.
Publication date: 19/07/2013
Publisher: Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc
|Publication date:||19th July 2013|
|Publisher:||Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Martha Ockley writes both fiction and non-fiction. When she is not writing, she loves to act, potter about her eighteenth century cottage, read, and spend time with her parrot!More About Martha Ockley