"Vivid, alluring, and heart-wrenching, A Pilgrimage to Death is every reason I love mystery. A breathtaking tale." ~ Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author
Cici discovers a body in the forest. The victim's wounds are identical to the ones that killed her sister a year ago...
Someone murdered her sister. And shot her dog. The killer won't stop until Cici's dead, too.
With her identical twin sister haunting her dreams, Cici and her dogs must dodge arrows, bullets, and even a demon truck. Worse, she must grapple with the knowledge her twin's death was much more sinister than a random act of violence.
The chase is on.
As Cici and Detective Sam Chastain edge closer to the truth, the murderer circles closer. This time, the criminal plots to stop Cici. Permanently.
Identical Death is the first book in, A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery.
Although these books are best read in order, as a series, they can be read as a standalone.
A Pilgrimage to Death
A Heritage of Death
An Artifact of Death
A Revelation of Death
Additional Praise for A Pilgrimage to Death:
"A wholly absorbing gumshoe tale elevated by an extraordinary detective." ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This winning mystery novel is a breeze to read and Cici's laidback approach as a reverend means that readers certainly don't have to be religious to find her relatable." ~ IndieReader
"A Pilgrimage to Death was an edge-of-my-seat thrill ride that kept me guessing all the way through. Alexa Padgett weaves an intricate and enthralling tale, with relationships that run deep, and mystery that does the same. This was an all-around fantastic story, and I'm excited to read the next books in the series." ~ Allyson Lindt, USA Bestseller
"This is the first in a new mystery series and it sure doesn't disappoint. It's about a reverend, Cici, who is also a woman, which is a different take." ~ Goodreads Review
"I was glued to the pages, when I got my surprise at the end. I wanted to read another one. So book two please, as I'm impatient for the next one." ~ BookAddict
"A thriller read in one go, I immediately hooked to the captivating story, moving filled with suspense and twists. Eager to read what follows." ~ NetGalley Review
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves to hear from her fans!