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The Body Under the Bridge by Paul McCusker
  

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A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death. But, as priest of a modest Anglican church in in a small Sussex town, he didn't expect it to show up like this - first in a suicide from the church tower, and then in the discovery of a two-hundred-year-old body beneath an ancient bridge. The deaths are linked. The mummified corpse reignites a centuries-old battle between two local families - the Todds and the aristocratic Hayshams - and the search for a legendary sword and ring that may have diabolical power...

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Synopsis

The Body Under the Bridge by Paul McCusker

First in a series of modern whodunits featuring former Scotland Yard detective Father Gilbert and set in a small town in Sussex. Against his will, Father Gilbert is thrown into a mix of local violence and depravity, and the underlying motives of both the living and the dead...

Reviews

'Beautifully written... Paul McCusker joins the likes of G. K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers with his wise and witty creation, Father Gilbert. Formerly a detective, this unassuming Church of England clergyman - Louis Gilbert - is expert in tackling many kinds of mysteries. Above and beyond his sleuthing skills and deep knowledge of human nature, Father Gilbert offers the added gift of spiritual discernment.' -- Philip Glassborow, playwright and composer

'Paul is a truly accomplished writer. His plot construction is masterly... Father Gilbert is a great creation.' -- Adrian Plass, writer and speaker

'If you like mysteries you will love The Body under the Bridge - but it's more than that; beyond the plot twists you will find deeply spiritual themes about good, evil, the family and the consequences of our choices. An incredible mixture of chills and thoughtfulness.' -- Rob Parsons, Care for the Family

'Paul McCusker weaves threads of the natural, unnatural and supernatural into a darkly tangled mystery for his detective-turned-priest Father Louis Gilbert, to unravel.' -- Brian Sibley, author of Shadowlands

'A world-wise but faithful priest who sees things, an ambitious viscount, a mummified body found under an ancient bridge, and an environmental activist who turns out to be something else altogether, meet to create a compelling connection between the past and present. Paul McCusker is a master at telling a good mystery that keeps you wondering what the next page holds. The Body Under the Bridge is wonderful development of lively characters in the midst of a chilling tale. McCusker has a great gift and you, the reader, are the recipient.' -- Glenn T. Stanton, author, speaker and researcher for Focus on the Family

About the Author

Paul McCusker has sold more than a million books and twenty million audio dramas. His name is also heard daily on radio stations all over the world, and by at least two million listeners every weekend through the Adventures in Odyssey series. He was previously the Creative Director of Focus on the Family.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th November 2015

Author

Paul McCusker

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Publisher

Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781782641070

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