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A blackmailer is stalking the bishop—can he survive the threat of being outed? Why is there a body in the flower bed? And can Lavinia Birtle-Figgins really be as dippy as she seems? These and other imponderables immerse the Reverend Francis Oughterard in a fresh web of danger and subterfuge, while his animal "minders," Maurice and Bouncer, try their best to make sense of all this human bedlam.

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"'Being a clergyman is an exacting matter at the best of times, but the difficulties are compounded if one is also an assassin,' declares the Rev. Francis Oughterard at the outset of Hill's diverting fifth mystery featuring the vicar of Molehill in 1950s Surrey (after 2010's Bones in High Places). Bishop Clinker, the vicar's superior, needs help. A blackmailer is threatening to expose 'an absurd whimsical indiscretion' Clinker committed at Oxford in prewar days that the bishop prays his wife will never hear about. When the first body surfaces, Oughterard, who unapologetically admits to murdering one of his parishioners in an earlier outing, has no compunction about hiding the corpse. In separate chapters, the vicar's dog, Bouncer, and cat, Maurice, comment on the action in the same jokey argot as their owner. References to past cases, marked by footnotes throughout, may lead curious newcomers to previous books in a series that blithely mixes cozy elements with black farce. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

A graduate of the universities of Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Suzette A. Hill taught English literature for many years at Reading College before retiring to Herefordshire, where she lives with neither dog, nor cat, nor clergyman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569479599
Author:
Hill, Suzette A.
Publisher:
Soho Constable
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.77 x 5.68 x 1.02 in 0.98 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Being a clergyman is an exacting matter at the best of times, but the difficulties are compounded if one is also an assassin,' declares the Rev. Francis Oughterard at the outset of Hill's diverting fifth mystery featuring the vicar of Molehill in 1950s Surrey (after 2010's Bones in High Places). Bishop Clinker, the vicar's superior, needs help. A blackmailer is threatening to expose 'an absurd whimsical indiscretion' Clinker committed at Oxford in prewar days that the bishop prays his wife will never hear about. When the first body surfaces, Oughterard, who unapologetically admits to murdering one of his parishioners in an earlier outing, has no compunction about hiding the corpse. In separate chapters, the vicar's dog, Bouncer, and cat, Maurice, comment on the action in the same jokey argot as their owner. References to past cases, marked by footnotes throughout, may lead curious newcomers to previous books in a series that blithely mixes cozy elements with black farce. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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