St. Valentine's arrows rain over London in the engaging second installment of Charles's ecclesiastical mysteries (after 2005's Evil Intent) starring newly ordained Anglican cleric Callie Anson, who's mooning over charming cop Mark Lombardi. When not distracted by romance, Callie tends to the needs of parishioner Morag Hamilton, who, in short order, receives bad medical news and learns that her granddaughter has gone missing. The wife of Callie's boss has a bad case of empty-nest syndrome and frets about her son's serious girlfriend. Mark's police buddy Neville Stewart has, after nearly a decade, gotten back together with the love of his life, but she's sending mixed signals. Neville must also solve the murder of a successful young computer whiz, who has left behind a seemingly grief-stricken and very pregnant wife. All the characters are well drawn, and the multiple story lines make for a page-turner. (Mar.)Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Secret Sins Lpby Kate Charles
Life may not be getting any easier for curate Callie Anson, but it is definitely getting more interesting. Her relationship with policeman Marco Lombardi is definitely warmer. But Callie faces professional challenges. Morag Hamilton, a new parishioner, is worried about her granddaughter Alex-a lonely and isolated twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a
Life may not be getting any easier for curate Callie Anson, but it is definitely getting more interesting. Her relationship with policeman Marco Lombardi is definitely warmer. But Callie faces professional challenges. Morag Hamilton, a new parishioner, is worried about her granddaughter Alex-a lonely and isolated twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a self-absorbed stepmother. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is dealing with Rachel Norton, a pregnant young woman with a missing husband. Trevor Norton went out jogging along the Paddington canal and never returned. Trevor's disappearance may not be what it seems. Just when Neville thinks he's solved it, someone else goes missing: young Alex Hamilton. Kate Charles was born in the Midwest but has lived in England for more than 20 years. Secret Sins is her tenth novel and second in her series featuring the Reverend Callie Anson.
Meet the Author
Kate Charles, a past Chairman of the Crime Writersa Association and the Barbara Pym Society, is a midwest native who has lived in England for more than twenty years. Her involvement in the Church of England has provided both backdrop and inspiration for her novels.
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