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The Advent of Murder: A Faith Morgan Mystery

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

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    a fun, easy read... This is the second of the Faith Morgan Myste

    a fun, easy read...
    This is the second of the Faith Morgan Mystery books. I didn’t realize that at first, but as I read there were several times incidents briefly mentioned that I realized must be from the previous novel, The Reluctant Detective. However, it was not a big deal (even though I would prefer to read a series in order), and I was able to follow the story with no problem.

    In The Advent of Murder by Martha Ockley, Faith, who was formerly in law enforcement, is the vicar at a small church and is very busy during this Christmas season. It is her first Christmas at this church and she wants to do it right (or at least please some of her picky parishioners). However, murder is not is anyone’s plans!

    The story was a fun, easy read. I figured out the connections and solved the murder too soon for me! However, I still looked forward to picking up the book as I grabbed small moments here and there to finish!

    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    I received a copy of THE ADVENT OF MURDER by Martha Ockley, from

    I received a copy of THE ADVENT OF MURDER by Martha Ockley, from Lion Fiction via Kregel. It is a Faith Morgan Mystery, my first Faith Morgan mystery to be exact, and not my last. I’ll be looking for the first book in the series, THE RELUCTANT DETECTIVE.

    In this second book, Faith Morgan becomes involved in the appearance of a body in the Tiver Itchen. I read many mysteries, and this one struck me as something different. For one thing, there is a church connection, which you don’t usually find in mysteries – at least not the mysteries I usually read. On that same note, Faith is the vicar of Little Worthy. Normally in mystery novels, there is a detective and a load of unsavory characters, with tons of swearing and sexual content. Yes, Faith Morgan does have a love interest (the police investigator, no less), but the book felt refreshing to read, and I would feel comfortable allowing a young adult to have a go at it.

    My only fault with the book was not having read the first one, so I was confused about backstory and characters, but it didn’t hold me back from enjoying it. Also, her little village and church are steeped in history – I can’t get enough of history!

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