Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Meet the unconventional Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, a minister's wife with her own calling: helping troubled  souls in need of justice.  When the naked body of a murdered woman turns up on Aggie's front porch--and suspicion falls on Aggie's husband--she doesn't have a prayer of clearing his name unless she can uncover the truth in a town ...
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Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1)

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Overview

Meet the unconventional Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, a minister's wife with her own calling: helping troubled  souls in need of justice.  When the naked body of a murdered woman turns up on Aggie's front porch--and suspicion falls on Aggie's husband--she doesn't have a prayer of clearing his name unless she can uncover the truth in a town not known for confessing its sins.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101118313
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2005
  • Series: Ministry is Murder Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 180,530
  • File size: 297 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2007

    Cozy but not Comfortable

    This is, in general, a pleasant read, however, Aggie's frequent sarcastic references about the political right make me suspect the author is pushing an agenda. Of course I understand that these references are 'in character' for Aggie who is adjusting to a new life among decorated sweatshirt wearing soccer moms. It's just that I finished the book feeling vaguely insulted. Emilie Richards has found her niche, and I wish her luck, but its not my cup of tea.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Sarcastic remarks make it NOT a pleasure to read.

    Sarcastic remarks make it NOT a pleasure to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Cute story

    This is a light murder mystery the end hasa different end than
    You think it may have. Light but cute.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    1st in series - i will not buy rest

    Rather diaappointing story line. Main character does not hold your interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    A True Busybody

    I stumbled across Emilie Richard's book Lovers Knot and became totally entranced in her books. This book Blessed is the Busybody is delightful. Aggie has both intelligence and a terrific sense of humor in this book. I was sad the book was over when I finished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    A must read

    If you are not familiar with the writing of Emilie Richards get on board with Let There Be Suspects. It's funny and heartwarming and so well written I'm sure you'll be an immediate fan. This is the second in the Ministry is Murder series where mildmannered Aggie Sloan-Wilcox deals with the everyday life of being a Minister's wife raising a family, dealing with relatives and busybody paritioners and oh yes solves murder in her spare time. Be prepared to laugh out loud while you read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2006

    A great find

    I love 'cozy' mysteries. I've read hundreds. Seldom have I enjoyed one more than 'Blessed is the Busybody.' My only disappointment was in finding that I will have to wait an entire year until the next in this series is released. Please write more quickly Ms Richards!!!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    delightful cozy

    Relocating to Emerald Springs, Ohio Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, the wife of the Minister of the Consolidated Community Church, misses the excitement of their previous home in the DC area. Still Aggie loves and supports her spouse Ed, is a good mother to their daughters Deena and Teddy and cares for the members of the congregation who consider her a likable eccentric all that is except septuagenarian town leader Lady Gelsey Falowell who disrespects the Wilcox family. --- Hearing Sally Berrigan scream, Aggie rushes outside her home to see on her front porch a dead naked female covered somewhat by a granny square knitted by Aggie¿s mother during a short singles stage between spouse three and four. Detective Kirkor Roussos heads the investigation in which Teddy mentions that her spouse had a public altercation with the deceased just yesterday. Everyone including Kirk theorizes that even a saint like Ed could go over the top when dealing with an insulting maniac like the victim. Everyone that is except Aggie, who knows her husband the pacifist, could not hurt a fly. She plans to prove she is right by uncovering the identity of the real culprit though that places her in danger of becoming a victim too. --- BLESSED IS THE BUSYBODY is a delightful cozy that stars an amateur sleuth who feels as if she swims upstream against the tide. The story line provides insight into the local politics of religion within the dueling investigations. All comes together in this fine ¿Ministry is Murder¿ thriller that starts with eccentricity (Teddy digging holes to bury the family¿s living cat) and continues that way until the final altercation. Emilie Richards writes a fun cozy with a serious look at religious politics. --- Harriet Klausner

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