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The Reluctant Detective

A Faith Morgan Mystery - Book One

by Martha Ockley

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Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher:Monarch imprint of Lion Hudson
Published:October 2010
ISBN:978-1-854-24985-2
GoodBookStall Review:
Faith Morgan was a successful policewoman but when her long term relationship with a Detective Inspector broke up, she felt called into the church and a completely fresh way of life. Recently priested she is sent by the Bishop to look at a village near Winchester with a view to becoming its incumbent. Instead of a quiet, low key, look around, she is very quickly recognised for who she is, and during the communion service witnesses the death of the retiring priest as he drinks from the chalice.
It is no surprise that the investigating officer turns out to be her disgruntled ex-lover and the story moves on apace.
The local Bishop and her present Bishop agree that she should stay on to meet the pastoral needs of the stunned and grieving parishioners, but of course she gets involved with the investigation too, and I thoroughly enjoyed this easy to read murder mystery with its many twists and turns.

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Reviewer: Mary Bartholomew   (27/11/10)
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