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Secret Sins Lp
     

Secret Sins Lp

by Kate Charles
 

Life may not be getting any easier for curate Callie Anson, but it is definitely getting more interesting. Her relationship with policeman Marco Lombardi is definitely warmer. But Callie faces professional challenges. Morag Hamilton, a new parishioner, is worried about her granddaughter Alex-a lonely and isolated twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a

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Life may not be getting any easier for curate Callie Anson, but it is definitely getting more interesting. Her relationship with policeman Marco Lombardi is definitely warmer. But Callie faces professional challenges. Morag Hamilton, a new parishioner, is worried about her granddaughter Alex-a lonely and isolated twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a self-absorbed stepmother. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is dealing with Rachel Norton, a pregnant young woman with a missing husband. Trevor Norton went out jogging along the Paddington canal and never returned. Trevor's disappearance may not be what it seems. Just when Neville thinks he's solved it, someone else goes missing: young Alex Hamilton. Kate Charles was born in the Midwest but has lived in England for more than 20 years. Secret Sins is her tenth novel and second in her series featuring the Reverend Callie Anson.

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Publishers Weekly

St. Valentine's arrows rain over London in the engaging second installment of Charles's ecclesiastical mysteries (after 2005's Evil Intent) starring newly ordained Anglican cleric Callie Anson, who's mooning over charming cop Mark Lombardi. When not distracted by romance, Callie tends to the needs of parishioner Morag Hamilton, who, in short order, receives bad medical news and learns that her granddaughter has gone missing. The wife of Callie's boss has a bad case of empty-nest syndrome and frets about her son's serious girlfriend. Mark's police buddy Neville Stewart has, after nearly a decade, gotten back together with the love of his life, but she's sending mixed signals. Neville must also solve the murder of a successful young computer whiz, who has left behind a seemingly grief-stricken and very pregnant wife. All the characters are well drawn, and the multiple story lines make for a page-turner. (Mar.)

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Kirkus Reviews
Curate Callie Anderson finds her faith tested after being dumped by her boyfriend. The restaurateur parents of policeman Marco Lombardi (Evil Intent, 2005, etc.) just want him to marry a nice Italian girl instead of someone like Callie. Marco's shamus pal Neville Stewart is meanwhile stubbornly ignoring his own relationship problems when he's handed the case of a jogger apparently killed for his iPod. When the officer assigned to help the very pregnant widow discovers another motive for the murder, the case is solved. But Stewart's patience is tested by a child's disappearance. Callie has befriended Morag Hamilton, a widow from Scotland whose controlling son and trophy wife Jilly allow limited access to her granddaughter Alex, 12, whose biological mother has been in a home in Scotland since her mental breakdown. When bright, resourceful Alex discovers Jilly has withheld all her mother's letters, she eludes her pedophilic online boyfriend and makes her way to Scotland. Irascible Stewart asks tactful Marco to work with her demanding, well-connected father. Driving to Scotland, Morag and Callie find Marco minding Alex's father and the local police at the nursing home with a defiant Alex. Negotiations begin to let Alex reside with Morag and her soon-to-be-released mother in Scotland. A police procedural with a weak mystery, romantic overtones and sympathetic characters who draw you in and set you up for future revelations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590583579
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Callie Anson Mysteries Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.18(d)

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Meet the Author

Kate Charles, a past Chairman of the Crime Writersa Association and the Barbara Pym Society, is a midwest native who has lived in England for more than twenty years. Her involvement in the Church of England has provided both backdrop and inspiration for her novels.
http://www.katecharles.com

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