Synopses & Reviews
Otis Joy is the handsome young rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Foxford, England. His bishop has just accused him of embezzling church funds and ordered him to resign. But before that can happen, the bishop commits suicide. How opportune. One sudden death seems to lead to another, but then Otis Joy finds his soul mate.
"[An] intricate and very funny black comedy . . . Lovesey is a master." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Lovesey is wickedly clever." (Orlando Sentinel)
A dark, delicious tale of a popular village cleric who has no conscience
After years spent saving souls, Otis Joy, the rector of St. Bartholomew s Church in Foxford, Wiltshire, has found a new calling: ending lives. His young French wife? Anaphylactic shock, what a shame. The bishop? Fell into a quarry. Tragic. It s not Joy s fault, really not that he s concerned about repentance or absolution these days. He just doesn t want his other little secret embezzling church funds to finance a fancy yacht to be discovered. But when the husband of the new church secretary, Rachel Jansen, turns up dead, it isn t long before the village starts to gossip and the local constable gets involved. As it turns out, God isn t the only one who s always watching."
A dark, delicious tale of a popular village cleric who has no conscience.
About the Author
Peter Lovesey is the author of 25 highly praised mysteries and has been awarded the CWA's Gold, Silver and Diamond Dagger, in addition to numerous US honors such as the Anthony and Macavity awards. He will be honored for lifetime achievement at the Malice Domestic convention in April 2008. He lives near Chichester in West Sussex, England.