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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,566 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781482976571
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One horrible murder. Two people destined for love or tragedy. Emotions explode in the novel Julia Spencer-Fleming’s readers have been clamoring for.

Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne’s first encounter with Clare Fergusson was in the hospital emergency room on a freezing December night. A newborn infant had been abandoned on the town’s Episcopal church steps. If Russ had known that the church had a new priest, he certainly would never have guessed that it would be a woman. Not a woman like Clare. That night in the hospital was the beginning of an attraction so fierce, so forbidden, that the only thing that could keep them safe from compromising their every belief was distance—but in a small town like Millers Kill, distance is hard to find.

Russ Van Alstyne figures his wife kicking him out of their house is nobody’s business but his own—until a neighbor pays a friendly visit to Linda Van Alstyne ­and finds the woman’s body, gruesomely butchered, on the kitchen floor. To the state police, it’s an open-and-shut case of a disaffected husband, silencing first his wife, then the murder investigation he controls. To the townspeople, it’s proof that the whispered gossip about the police chief and the priest was true. To the powers that be in the church hierarchy, it’s a chance to control their wayward cleric once and for all.

Obsession. Lies. Nothing is as it seems in Millers Kill, where betrayal twists old friendships and evil waits inside quaint white clapboard farmhouses.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Easily the best yet in what was already an amazing series…Subtle, intense, tough, tender, intelligent—a definite must-read and an automatic book of the year.”

    Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Intricately plotted and packs plenty of unexpected surprises…and a gutsy ending.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Her unusual heroine has brains and wit and the fearless spirit of an ex-Army chaplain and helicopter pilot who saw action in Kuwait…In a story as unpredictable as its characters, the resolution takes this series in a direction that should give the good bishop heart palpitations.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Her most captivating yet…Fans, once they start reading, will hang Do Not Disturb signs on their doors.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The compelling characters bring to life this riveting installment that’s quite possibly the best in the series.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2007 Nero Award
  • Winner of the 2007 Gumshoe Award for Best Mystery
  • A 2006 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2007 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2007 Macavity Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/19/2014

    " I didn't expect to like this book, but I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book! When you find yourself reading at stoplights, during commercials, until you can't hold your eyelids open another minute and start reading again at 4:30 a.m. after a trip to the bathroom, you know the book is THAT good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/11/2014

    " Too many convenient plot devices in this book. Audio includes author interview! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 2/8/2014

    " Audio version read by Suzanne Toren. Like the characters (though I occasionally want to shake them). Nice series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 2/4/2014

    " Wowzers!!! That's all I can say about this book! I can't wait to see where the next book in the series takes us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettie Lindley | 1/26/2014

    " Julia Spencer-Fleming is a talented writer. Her books are carefully plotted and the characters are well-developed and believable. This mystery series involves an Episcopal female preist and a small town chief of police and should be read in order. I highly recommend them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 1/25/2014

    " She used the word "akimbo" at least 3 times. Otherwise, a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/9/2014

    " Really enjoy this series of "cozy murder mysteries". Author is adept with character development and raising tough issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Pennington | 1/1/2014

    " Best in the series. Can't wait for he next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patmcclain | 12/21/2013

    " This author is fantastic. The plotting is absolutely excellent and the plot twist totally unexpected. I'm reading every book in this series, as fast as I can! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari-Elen | 12/8/2013

    " I find the "love" connection between Clare and Russ unbelievable and rather distasteful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 11/28/2013

    " Best one in the series so far. All have been good but this one is better. Moving on to the next one in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 11/9/2013

    " Enjoyed very much and ready for the new one to be released. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terese | 9/23/2013

    " I think the best one yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 9/19/2013

    " Wow, what a read. What a series. LOVE these books. The character development from book to book is wonderful. These really must be read in order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mum | 5/11/2013

    " This read like a rough draft. She either should have started at the end, or resolved the conflicts she started with this story. I would recommend this book as an exercise in how not to write a mystery!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 1/12/2013

    " Several unexpected twists made this one the best so far in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 6/9/2012

    " Have an autographed copy - my mom and her's are buds... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/9/2012

    " Love all of her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 4/9/2012

    " Light mystery with an unsatisfactory ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/9/2012

    " So ends the Spencer-Fleming Marathon. What a ride! These books are addictive. Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 12/23/2011

    " Best book in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 9/28/2011

    " Another good one! Couldn't put it down and was totally surprised at the ending. Now I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/18/2011

    " This series is great. Fast, fun, all-round good quick reading books combining mystery and romance. Now, on to book six... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/7/2011

    " This is a terrific series and All Mortal Flesh was so far the best in the series. I could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/1/2011

    " Definitely the most emotional of the novels so far and very gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/1/2011

    " I predicted around book two in this series that the wife would have to die, and I was proved right in this book, number five. How we got there did surprise me, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/31/2011

    " Absolutely love this series and characters! When will these two connect on a more romantic level?! I always look forward to the next book..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/22/2010

    " I'm pretty sure this is the last of her books published so far--hadn't remembered that I still hadn't read this one until my sister read it. Very good book, as always for Spencer-Fleming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 6/22/2010

    " Light mystery with an unsatisfactory ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 5/3/2010

    "
    O. M. G.

    I usually save 5 stars for great books that also have some literary merit, not for mystery thrillers with a romantic element. But how could I not give 5 stars to a book I read in about four hours, putting it down only to watch Foyle's War on PBS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/30/2010

    " Loved it, great pace, nice story, damn twists just a real entertaining book "

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About the Author
Author Julia Spencer-Fleming

Julia Spencer-Fleming is an Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys, Gumshoe, and Macavity award winner. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College and received her JD at the University of Maine School of Law. Her books have been short-listed for the Edgar and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice awards. She lives in a 190-year-old farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, with her husband and three children.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded hundreds of audiobooks and has earned twenty-nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has received the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.