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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Murder at St. Anne's by J R Elliz

This was a very good story. It combined so much - the ecclesiastical scene in modern times but with its age old ideologies and sometimes old fashioned ideas so out of place in modern times, then you get the clergy themselves trying to keep up with the 21st century, also trying to appease those parishioners who are slightly behind them, and the myriad secrets that people all over the world have. We have a murder. The vicar - a woman popular, compassionate and friendly has been brutally murdered and even the weapon that was used is a puzzle to the detectives. No outward clues. No scandals in the background. She was ear marked for a bishopric and could this be the cause for the women hating members of her congregation. The detection set against a harsh wintry landscape is very descriptive and the two Detectives on the case go forward very slowly because clues keep getting unearthed - but mainly of secrets that people would want hidden but which really do not have a bearing on this murder. When the second murder happens we know that the ghost of St Annne's is definitely not behind the murders and then a foiled murder attempt sets the pace up a bit faster as we know our murderer is not going to stop. The book is a page turner. One that will please any mystery murder reader never mind those of a eclesiastical bent. Sent by Amazon Publishing Uk for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

3 comments:

Harvee said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mystica, and may the new year bring contentment and many new books for reading.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Glad it was a page turner!
Merry Christmas, Mystica.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Merry Christmas to you!