Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1)

Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1)

by Emilie Richards
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Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1) by Emilie Richards

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101118313
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/06/2005
Series: Ministry is Murder Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 156,636
File size: 303 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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Blessed is the Busybody (Ministry is Murder Series #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sarcastic remarks make it NOT a pleasure to read.
FroggyHarley More than 1 year ago
Rather diaappointing story line. Main character does not hold your interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Carstairs38 2 days ago
Aggie tries to do her job of supporting her preacher husband and raise their daughters in the best way she can. Avoiding scandal is her number one priority. So why then, is there a naked dead woman on her front doorstep? The characters lept off the page at me as if I'd known them for a long time even though this is a series debut. The plot was fast moving and fun as well. My only issue? I don't agree with the character's theology, but I didn't expect to, and I devoured the entire series.
dgblaney More than 1 year ago
I am extremely disappointed that I spent money on this book. I will not buy any more of this author.
BejayS More than 1 year ago
Delightful cozy mystery. Love her sense of humor and style. I read Let There Be Suspects several years ago and decided to finish the series. Glad I did, this book will make you laugh out loud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a light murder mystery the end hasa different end than You think it may have. Light but cute.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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