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In the Bleak Midwinter

Spencer-Fleming, Julia

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In the Bleak Midwinter
Clare Fergusson, the first female priest of an Episcopal church in Millers Kill, New York, finds herself immersed in murder when a newborn baby is abandoned and a young mother is brutally slain, forcing her to dig deeply into the town's secrets.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur, [2012], c2002
ISBN: 1250006511
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY SPENCER 2012
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 21 cm


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1st in a mystery series. The main character Reverend Clare Fergusson is an Episcopal priest and former Army helicopter pilot in the fictional town of Miller’s Kill in upstate New York.

Mar 26, 2011
  • CD1982 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This series is so well written and well thought out. I love murder mysteries, but I really don’t enjoy being frightened, so I’m happy to report that these books won’t keep you up at night because they’re gruesome- they’ll keep you up reading because they’re so good! The titles are old hymns, and while there are some religious elements (the protagonist is a female Episcopal priest) they are not offensive or overbearing in any way.


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