Image of Beware False Profits (Ministry is Murder Mystery)


Image of Beware False Profits (Ministry is Murder Mystery)

Richards' latest cozy is terrifically entertaining. Intrigue runs high as the idylls of small-town life are quickly dispelled with rumors of clandestine affairs, embezzling and secret business trips.

Free-spirited minister's wife Aggie Sloan-Wilcox and her husband, Ed, are enjoying a romantic getaway in New York when they become embroiled in a dual murder investigation. When Joe Wagner, a parishioner from Ed's church, doesn't return to Ohio after a business trip to New York, clues lead Ed and Aggie to a club in Manhattan's East Village, where they learn that Joe's business trips were a cover for his aberrant behavior.

After they return to Ohio, a suspicious death occurs at a local fair, and an intruder settles in a home Aggie is renovating. Believing that Joe's disappearance may be linked, Aggie works to uncover the truth. (Berkley prime crime, Nov., 304 pp., $6.99)
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Sheri Melnick