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A LIE FOR A LIE
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Richards' Ministry Is Murder series combines her skill for creating heartwarming relationships with her keen sense of mystery plotting that plays out effortlessly in the hands of her clever sleuth. Great pacing and character development lead readers through the discovery of clues and questioning of suspects until they uncover the killer alongside Aggie.
Being a minister's wife in Ohio has never been dull for Aggie Sloan-Wilcox. The summer brings scorching hot temperatures as well as Sister Nora's Inspirational Tent show and the local Emerald Springs Idyll competition. Aggie agrees to help with the Idyll talent show and gets the job of personal assistant to self-obsessed celebrity judge Grady Barber, who grew up in Emerald Springs. During the last night of the competition, the overbearing judge is murdered, and cops arrest Grady's surprise ex-wife, Sister Nora. Sensing Sister Nora is innocent, Aggie begins investigating Grady's past and uncovers several suspects who wanted the dreadful judge dead. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Feb., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Sandra Martin
Publisher: BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
Published: February 2009