Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Advent of Murder by Martha Ockley

The Advent of Murder (Faith Morgan Mystery #2)

The Advent of Murder by Martha Ockley

From Good
Faith Morgan, former policewoman and vicar of the small English village of Little Worthy, goes to visit one of her parishioners at his farm, only to discover the house surrounded by police cars. A body has been found in the local river and farmer Markham is charged with murder.

Though busy with preparations for Christmas, Faith is called on to investigate when it's found out that the victim is also a member of her congregation--Lucas Kemp, a member of the choir.

Faith's informal inquiries lead her to uncover a hotbed of tensions and romantic rivalries in the choir, questions about drugs, and a run-in with an unsavory uncle--which leads to a dramatic rescue by Ben, Faith's former detective partner and ex-boyfriend.

In the tradition of Father Brown and Miss Marple, The Advent of Murder brings readers an authentic picture of English rural and church life combined with a satisfying mystery that will keep readers guessing until the end.

My Take:  I must make a confession.  I don't like Mysteries that are set in England.  I just find them a bit stuffy and hard for me to enjoy.  This book is a mystery that is set in England.  But I did enjoy it.  And even though it is the second in the series and I haven't read the first book, I didn't find it hard to follow.  I do intend on going back and reading the first book in the series The Reluctant Detective.  

I like to read books that have a holiday theme around this time of year and this book seemed to scratch that itch for me.  

This book has alot of unexpected turns and once you get into the book you will be surprised at how much you enjoy this book.  So if you are like me and don't really like mysteries set in England I would suggest trying this one.  This one will keep you guessing to the very end. 

I received a review copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion.  

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