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January 31, 2015

A SAINTLY KILLING by Martha Ockley


A Faith Morgan Mystery
Martha Ockley

"Clerics and clues, painters and pointers - there are dastardly goings on amongst the hollyhocks and honeysuckle of Little Worthy.  This delightful book is right up my street!"
(Pam Rhodes)

(from back of book)
Faith Morgan is feeling settled and contented in her role as the vicar of Little Worthy.  St James is about to reach it 900th anniversary and to celebrate Faith has commissioned a new painting of the church from a distinguished local artist Sal Hinkley.

However, Sal, recently returned from Australia, is not a universally popular choice: outspoken and opinionated, she has made her share of enemies.

Before the painting can be completed, Sal is found dead at her easel.  Suddenly, several respectable members of the church community are under suspicion and Faith finds herself thrown into the path of her former flame, Detective Inspector Ben Shorter, who, though he has no time for God- botherers, still seems to have time for Faith....

Product Details

  • Series: Faith Morgan Mystery
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (November 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782640916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782640912
Martha Ockley writes both fiction and non-fiction.  When she is not writing, she loves to act, putter about her eighteenth century cottage, and spend time with her parrot.

This is the third book in Martha Ockley's Faith Morgan Mystery series.  The main charactor is Faith Morgan who serves the church of St James as their vicar.  This is in a small village of Little Worthy.  She formerly was a policewoman, serving God.  As more and more murders kept happening she decided to start investigating.This being the third book, Faith is getting ready to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the church. Then a murder occurs and she now has to be a comforter, spiritual leader and try to find out who did it. If that wasn't enough to keep Faith busy, DI Shorter, her former boyfriend is  investigating the murder too.  Then we add her mother who has Alzheimer's.   Faith is a strong woman who can handle anything even murders.The author wrote a murder mystery with a lot of suspects and who all had motives.  The mystery is the center of the plot.  Even so you can't help but feel for Faith and her struggles with the church, her family, her ex-love and her mother.The author wrote Faith as a character that you can get right in there with her and take that journey through her life.Ms Ockley had a central theme to her book which was repentance and forgiveness.   Faith wasn't always ready to forgive.The author wrote another warm cozy murder mystery that can be enjoyed to the end. The author leaves a few things hanging.  I would assume that they will be picked up in the next book. At least I hope so. They just keep getting better.The author keeps you guessing and turning those pages as you settle in to read this warm and wonderful British mystery.

 I received a complimentary copy of A SAINTLY KILLING from the author, Martha Ockley and Kregel Publications for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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