A Heritage of Death (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery, #2)

A Heritage of Death (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery, #2)

by J. J. Cagney

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An unconventional woman. A brutal murder. To solve the case, Cici looks for help from beyond the grave…


The second installment in the Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards and Publishers Weekly award-winning series by USA Today Best-Selling Author, J. J. Cagney:


Cici Gurule wants to pretend her dream is nothing more than a meaningless nightmare. But she cannot ignore that the bruised and bloodied woman looked alarmingly like her.


When a baby turns up on her porch—a baby who was reported missing days before—evidence points to a connection with the woman in Cici's dream, and she can no longer ignore the nighttime vision. Cici and Detective Sam Chastain struggle to follow the garbled evidence, but the killer scores his victim first.


Worse, a message pinned to the victim's blouse states, "You're next."


Now, it's a race against the clock to keep the baby safe and find the murderer before his trail goes cold. Cici's only chance to solve this mystery, before she becomes the next victim, means choosing between her faith and believing a message left by her ghostly twin.




"A Heritage of Death grabs your attention from the start and will keep you hooked right up until the end holding all its secrets with an ending that I never saw coming." ~ MagickofBooks


"A great new character sleuth that I for one is quite happy to follow the adventures of Reverend Cici Gurule with hopefully Sam by her side. I so pleased to find a series that has blown me away, this was just perfect." ~ Cheryl, Goodreads Review


"The characters are so well written that I felt a connection with them. The mystery is powerful. I couldn't stop reading." ~ rmkrejsa42, Bookbub Review


"This is a very good mystery that keeps you interested." ~ Kenl, Bookbub Review


"Cici is a character that has staying power to keep you in from beginning to end." ~ vp_mom, Bookbub Review


"Clearly well researched, this novel is a good read within its genre and one I can definitely recommend to fans of murder mysteries." ~ Grant, Goodreads Review


"The author did a great job of feeding us little bits of information, while keeping us on the edge of our seat, and also without giving too much away and ruining the story straight away." ~ Three Degrees of Fiction

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155521440
Publisher: Sidecar Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Series: A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 77,269
File size: 607 KB

About the Author

With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path as a content manager for a web firm at the height of the tech boom, marketing director for a high-profile sports agency and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. She is a card-carrying member of RWA, or would be if Romance Writers of America had cards. She’s also a member of Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters, where she’s met fabulous writers. She aspires to be as witty and kind as her writing family is.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, Alexa soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all – at least for a while. And she does in her books.

Alexa loves to read, especially her friends’ stories. She also spends a great deal of time in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

 Write her at alexa@alexapadgett.com. She loves to hear from her fans!

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