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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,670 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:
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Clare Fergusson, Saint Alban’s new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller’s Kill, New York. She is not just a “lady” but also a tough ex-army chopper pilot—and nobody’s fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town’s police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, who is also ex-army and a cynical good shepherd for the stray sheep of his hometown. Their search for the baby’s mother quickly leads them into the secrets that shadow Miller’s Kill like the ever-present Adirondacks. What they discover is a world of trouble, an attraction to each other—and murder.

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  • “Fleming hits a grand slam with In the Bleak Midwinter. The tension is constant. The dialogue is dead-on. The characters are interesting, thought provoking, and honest. The prose soars above the quality usually found in this genre. To top it all off, the story twists and turns to the last page.”

    Denver Rocky Mountain News

  • “Terrific action scenes…What really distinguishes In the Bleak Midwinter, however, is the author’s skillful portrayal of her protagonist’s inner conflict.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A riveting page-turner from start to finish…A fast-paced plot keeps the guess work going until the very end. Along the way, there is an exceptionally spine-chilling confrontation. The vivid setting descriptions will bring plenty of shivers, but the real strength of this stellar first is the focus on the mystery, which will delight traditional fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/11/2014

    " The Rev. Clare Fergusson and Rus Van Alstyne mysteries are quick, fun reads. The relationship between the unmarried Rev. Clare and the married Police Chief Russ are quite entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 2/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! The characters had chemistry, substance, and were well- developed. I hope that she has written or is writing more books with them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/2/2014

    " I've read and enjoyed a lot of mysteries over the years, but I can't recall falling so hard for the first book in a crime series since I read the first Mary Russell novel by Laurie King over 15 years ago. It's all I can do right now to stop myself from going directly to the library and getting all the other books and zipping through them. Rev. Clare Fergusson is most definitely now in my pantheon of literary characters to admire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jaci | 1/29/2014

    " Good bedtime reading. Female Episcopal priest-mystery solver. "

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