Monday, January 19, 2015

{Kregel Blog Tour} A Saintly Killing (A Faith Morgan Mystery, #3) by Martha Ockley

Book Description:  A local artist is found dead at her easel, and Faith discovers that several of her flock may be implicated

It is late July and preparations are underway for the one thousandth anniversary of the church at Little Worthy. As Vicar, Faith Morgan has planned a whole range of celebrations--a music festival, a photographic booklet of recent history, a planting of new trees in the graveyard and vicarage garden, bell ringing, and a visit from the bishop.

A new painting of the church has been commissioned from distinguished local artist Sal Hankley. Sal, who has recently returned from Australia, is not a universally popular choice. She is outspoken and opinionated, and she has made her share of enemies.

Before the painting can be completed, Sal is found dead at her easel on a hillock overlooking the church. A respectable member of the community--a member of the Parochial Church Council--is under suspicion. Faith, now trying to hold the church and the village together, once again finds herself teamed with her former boyfriend, Detective Inspector Ben Shorter, as they seek to discover the murderer.

My Thoughts:  I've had the pleasure of reading all three of the Faith Morgan Mysteries and out of all three I like this mystery the best.            Each mystery is a stand alone read but all three have one common factor...Faith Morgan, vicar of Little Worthy.  (Faith is a woman minister).
Innocently enough, Faith is once again caught up in a mystery.  This time the death of Sal, who was commissioned by Faith, to make a painting of the church for its 900th anniversary.  But this celebration soon turns deadly and now many of the church parishioners and townspeople are under suspicion.  
Sal was highly opinionated and quite outspoken (on every subject) but somehow Sal chose the wrong subject to speak about.  
Faith finds that her "old flame" Detective Inspector Ben Shorter is heading up the investigation.  
Faith and Ben are thrown together as they both investigate (on different levels) the murder of Sal.  
I found the romance between Faith and Ben humorous and clean.  Poor Ben!  He just won't won this one. {wink!}
This is a quaint and somewhat "British" (over the pond British).  
A grand read for mystery readers!

*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*

  • Series: Faith Morgan Mystery
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (November 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782640916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782640912

          (Book One)                                                                   (Book Two)

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