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In the Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming
In the Bleak Midwinter
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Heavy Snow...Icy Desires...Cold-Blooded MurderClare Fergusson, St. Alban's new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller's Kill, New York. She is not just a "lady," she's a tough ex Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church... show more
Heavy Snow...Icy Desires...Cold-Blooded MurderClare Fergusson, St. Alban's new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller's Kill, New York. She is not just a "lady," she's a tough ex Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town's police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, who's also ex-Army and a cynical good shepherd for the stray sheep of his hometown. Their search for the baby's mother quickly leads them into the secrets that shadow Miller's Kill like the ever-present Adirondacks. What they discover is a world of trouble, an attraction to each other-and murder...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312986766 (0312986769)
ASIN: 312986769
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
Series: Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries (#1)
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rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
4.0 In the Bleak Midwinter... the hunt for sequels begins.
I liked it, just not enough to write a proper review: Construct a three or four step murder mystery. Add a dash of red herrings and a congregation of suspects. Mix them up with a character driven slow burn—emphasis on the slow—romance and voilà. You've just mastered the recipe for a delicious book...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Have you ever noticed how it's actually harder to review a series that you love? Especially if, like me, you wait until you've read 7 books in the series to review the first. It's almost impossible to be objective about any individual book, barring one of them just being a massive disappointment. ...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
It was lovely to listen to a more-than-cozy/not-actually-graphic murder mystery! I haven't had one of those for awhile; I found this comforting.Straight up, I will say that I was disappointed in Claire. She's an Episcopalian priest and, apparently, also a moron. Some of her rash, impulsive, poorly-i...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
4.0 In The Bleak: Midwinter (Audiocd)
It was lovely to listen to a more-than-cozy/not-actually-graphic murder mystery! I haven't had one of those for awhile; I found this comforting.Straight up, I will say that I was disappointed in Claire. She's an Episcopalian priest and, apparently, also a moron. Some of her rash, impulsive, poorly-i...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 In the Bleak Midwinter (A Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery)
The first in a series this is the start of a partnership between the local Police Chief Russ van Alstyne and the Reverend Claire Fergusson, they have a common bond in their ex-army status. When Claire finds a baby on the steps of her church she gets embroiled in the mystery of where the child came ...
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