Beware False Profits (Ministry is Murder Series #3)

Beware False Profits (Ministry is Murder Series #3)

by Emilie Richards

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ISBN-13: 9781101206515
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2007
Series: Ministry is Murder , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 512,996
File size: 758 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emilie Richards is the author of more than 70 novels. She frequently writes about relationships and finds a way to explore them in all of her works, which include When We Were Sisters, Woman Without a Name, The Color of Light, Whiskey Island, and Wedding Ring.

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Beware False Profits 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Aggie Sloan-Wilcox is the wife of Pastor Ed Wilcox of the Unitarian-Universal Church in Emerald Springs, Ohio the beautiful serene town offers little peace to the Wilcox. There house is crowded because her mother lives with them until her Victorian house is renovated into a combination home and crafts shop.----------- Needing some romance in their lives, they go to New York City where they get a call from parishioner Mara Wagner who tells them her spouse Joe never came home from his monthly business trip. A clue leads Aggie and Ed to the Pussycat Club where they learn that Ed¿s ¿business¿ is dressing up in women¿s garb to perform on stage as a female impersonator. At a fund raiser to benefit a charity that Joe runs, his nemesis Hazel Kefauver keels over and dies. Later they find out she was poisoned Aggie believes there is a link between the murder and the disappearance. While trying to discover who killed Hazel and where Joe is, Aggie looks for the church¿s¿ valuable antique punch bowl that she lost and is trying to learn the identity of the carpenter working at her mom¿s new home.----------- Fans of intelligently constructed cozies will thoroughly enjoy BEWARE FALSE PROFITS. The heroine seems so natural as a sleuth that the audience will find her investigations believable and think she would make a good police detective though she is an amateur. Although Aggie is a minister¿s wife, she defies the stereotypes because of her independence to do what she believes is the right thing even if that means swimming upstream against a current of parishioners, her spouse and a cop. She makes this a fine small town Midwest mystery.-------------- Harriet Klausner
cyderry on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Aggie Sloan-Wilcox and her husband, Reverend Ed Wilcox, have escaped Emerald Springs for a romantic weekend in New York City but one of Ed's flock track them down when her spouse goes missing in the same city. Using their time on the Big Apple to try and find Joe Wagner, Aggie and Ed find out more than they want and not the person for which they are searching.Returning home, Aggie, at Ed's request, befriends Maura (Joe's wife) and continues to try to find the wayward spouse. Joe, who worked for the Food Bank, is missing on one of the most important days of the year and not available to help with the Food Bank's annual fundraiser. Hw many more requests for help could be placed at Aggie's feet - Now the obnoxious wife of the town's mayor has dropped dead at the chocolate fountain while attending fundraiser. Hazel Kefauver (the deceased) was not a popular person but how was she poisoned in front of everyone? AThe Mayor wants Aggie to look into it.While trying to track down what happened to Joe and solve Hazel's murder, Aggie has a few minor mysteries to solve as well - what happened to the punch bowl and who is doing the construction in the dead of night at Junie's quilt shop? All this while trying to be a good wife, mother and friend.The cozy mystery was absolutely delightful with all the twists and turns as well as the amusing situations that Aggie had to deal with.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Minister's wife Aggie Sloan-Wilcox has two problems in the third in the series. First, a member of the congregation vanishes. Then the mayor's wife is murdered. Is there a connection? Lots of great twists and very real characters made this book hard to put down.
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TLW More than 1 year ago
Emilie Richards is a favorie when it comes to minitry murders, but don't let the word ministry frighten you off... they are an excellent read and a great "who done it" right to the end!
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The characters are lively, down to earth, and amazingly real for today. I loved the entire series and couldn't wait to get the next one to read.