A Lie for a Lie (Ministry is Murder Series #4)

A Lie for a Lie (Ministry is Murder Series #4)

by Emilie Richards
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Lie for a Lie (Ministry is Murder Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Aggie is a minister's wife with a mission, well in addition to the obvious. She solves murders and how she gets herself into and out of those situations will make you laugh out loud. Emilie Richards is a genius in her story telling and her characters.
A lie for a Lie is the 4th in her Ministry is Murder series but holds up really well as a stand alone.
I would recommend this to any one
Susanna More than 1 year ago
With great good humor but mystery aplenty, Richards continues her series, Ministry is Murder. I love her family, especially her children and her long-suffering husband, Ed. And her mom who is delightfully eccentric --- a real free spirit. And then, ther eis the possessed punch bowl which continues almost as a background presence throughout the series. All very enjoyable.
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lkp49 More than 1 year ago
As always, I enjoy this series of mysteries. Good cozy reading with just enough excitement to enjoy. Not too graphic or over sensational - just my kind of a good, fun read.
ohiogirl9521 More than 1 year ago
I don't generally read mysteries and had never heard of "cozies." But I like this author's other books and so tried her first cozy. I am now completely and forever hooked on the adventures of Aggie Sloan-Wilcox. (A Lie for a Lie is the fourth in the series.) It's an added bonus that the town of Emerald Springs, Aggie's family and her minister-husband's church are filled with great characters. The only problem I have with the series is that my limited imagination can't figure out how Ms. Richards will keep coming up with ways for Aggie to run into murders. At some point it seems it will become too incredulous to believe--but I want to believe and have great confidence that the author will figure it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, I loved Aggie, what a down to earth woman and yet a very strong character who take care of herself and her family. The entire series was fabulous and I hope the author will write more in this series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Emerald Springs, Ohio, the minister's wife Aggie Sloan-Wilcox tries to live up to the image of her position, but has a talent of finding dead bodies and determining who killed them. The new group in town is Sister Nora¿s Inspirational Tent Show, a circus whose acts comes straight out of the bible. Aggie likes the woman who says she hears God and he is telling her to build a biosphere in Emerald Springs so when pollution makes survival impossible, some remnants of humanity will be saved.

Aggie is also working on a committe for the Emerald Springs Idyll talent show, a fundraiser to build a children¿s hospital. Judging the acts will be Grady Berber, a local who made it in Hollywood. Aggie is an assistant to Grady¿s assistant and she learns he is a pampered mean spirited individual who angrily takes out his displeasures on others. When Aggie enters his room, she finds Grady dead; his neck slashed by a knife like one used at Nora¿s circus. On the nearby wall the letters NOR is written; the police believe Nora, who is Grady¿s ex-wife, killed him. Aggie believes otherwise, but is unaware how much danger she places herself and her daughter in from an alert murderer.

This is a jewel of a book; a creative cozy that will fascinate readers as it does Aggie first by Grady¿s temper tantrums and then his death. There are plenty of people who firmly believed the world would be a better place if Grady was in hell rather than making everyone else¿s life one. The lead police investigator and Aggie¿s husband would prefer she stay out of the inquiry, but don¿t bother to tell her so as they know better. Fans of small Midwestern town mysteries will enjoy A LIE FOR A LIE that is as much a look at life in Emerald Springs as it is a whodunit.

Harriet Klausner