G’Orge-Walker definitely has a unique style of melding humor and religion. Her work defies pigeonholing as Christian fiction. The characters are hilarious, almost to the point of being over the top, as they serve God in their own special way. While you’ll laugh, there’s a serious whodunit injected into the story. Jealousy, hatred, greed and deception are no joke, yet this author adeptly entertains us through healing, love and reconciliation.
Cousins Joy and Patience are convinced that God has ordained them to be crime solvers. They are nosy, although somewhat bumbling in their efforts to sniff out the culprit behind the scandal that dethrones their esteemed, ailing pastor and their church. Suspicious fires, a sneaky deacon and an elusive prophet are their focus. The federal government may have to take the cousins out before they blow a delicate case. (DAFINA, Nov., 368 pp., $15.00)