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The Advent of Murder A Faith Morgan Mystery by Martha Ockley
  

The Advent of Murder A Faith Morgan Mystery

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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

The Faith Morgan Series:
1. The Reluctant Detective
2. The Advent of Murder
3. A Saintly Killing

Reader Reviews

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.

  • Elisabeth Thomas - 'The start of another super murder mystery series...The characters were likeable and believable and well introduced seeing that this is the first book in the series.' Read full review >
  • Sharon Matthews - 'A cosy mystery story about who killed the priest and the events that the investigation uncovers...the details of the day to day goings on of the Church did not put me off the story as it was relevant.' Read full review >
  • Lynne Rapson - 'A well-written, satisfying mystery with the 'heroine' Faith, a recently ordained priest and former policewoman.  A good story if a little 'comfy'. Very enjoyable and I look forward to the sequels.' Read full review >
  • Cath Sell - 'this book isn’t for you if you like your ‘cozy’ with recipes or knitting patterns or prefer your murder ‘noir’ style but if you like a ‘Golden Age’ – style mystery then this is more than worth a read.' Read full review >
  • George Willmett - 'This has a distinctly ‘Miss Marple’ feel to it, what with the quaint village setting and the amateur female sleuth helping the police with their investigation...An uncomplicated and easy read.' Read full review >
  • Rachael Anderson - 'An enjoyable, yet predictable, crime novel set in an English country village.' Read full review >
  • Cathy Petersen - 'An easy, cosy whodunit, introducing a very reluctant Reverend Faith Morgan to murder in a quiet Hampshire Parish.' Read full review >
  • Michelle Russ - 'A great premise for a book, but didn't quite hit the mark for me...The story itself was ok, but I felt that the religious elements of the book were a little bit overpowering for me.' Read full review >
  • Christine Phillips - 'Faith Morgan, former policewoman and newly ordained priest, arrives in Little Worthy, her childhood village, to consider her options, and becomes part of a murder investigation.'  Read full review >
  • Judith Sharp - 'Gentle murder mystery (no blood and gore) with a church background. Lots of possible suspects in a nice setting. Enjoyable.' Read full review >
  • Jill Peters - 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a good old fashion ‘Who Done It’ with a modern twist.   Not normally a fan of this genre of fiction, I was absolutely won over...' Read full review >
  • Magdalena Vidgen - 'I had expected something in the line of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple story. And sure enough, we have a little sleepy village, old gossiping ladies and vicar's murder in the middle of a mass in the local church...' Read full review >
  • Janet Gilliard - 'This falls somewhere between a “cozy” murder mystery and a police procedural. Worth a read but I’m not sure I would read any more in the series.' Read full review >
  • Jenny Grange - 'I enjoyed this book...I would recommend it to my parents who are 88 years old!' Read full review >
  • Sallyann Spittle - 'This is an exciting book that will keep you guessing right till the end.  There are a few twists along the way and I couldn’t put it down once I started to read it.' Read full review >
  • Kate Thacker - 'I really liked this book, it was a new author for me and a series I want to follow and am looking forward to getting the next one soon.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

The Advent of Murder A Faith Morgan Mystery by Martha Ockley

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.

About the Author

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!

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Book Info

Publication date

19th July 2013

Author

Martha Ockley

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Publisher

Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781782640066

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