The Graves of the Guilty

The Graves of the Guilty

by Ellery Adams

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The Graves of the Guilty by Ellery Adams

The third book in a terrific series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams.

Welcome to Hope Street Church, where friendships are formed, fresh starts are encouraged, and mysteries are solved.

Cooper Lee is on top of the world, thanks to her great friends at Hope Street Church and the satisfaction of having solved two perplexing mysteries. And with Valentine�s Day just around the corner, she�s hoping that love is in the air for her and her new boyfriend, Nathan. But Cooper�s faith is about to be tested when her sister, Ashley, discovers a corpse and is implicated in the gruesome murder. And just as troubling, a darkly handsome and exciting man has come into Cooper�s life and just might tempt her to stray.

As Cooper and her friends from the Bible study group once again spring into action to root out a killer�and Cooper digs deep to solve a more personal mystery�she discovers that following the clues is raising more questions than answers. But one thing�s for certain: when cold-blooded criminals mess with Cooper�s family and friends, the killers haven�t got a prayer.

Includes heavenly recipes from Magnolia Lee�s kitchen!

A Note from the Author:

Dear Reader,

The Hope Street mysteries were originally published by St. Martin�s Press and written under the name Jennifer Stanley. The titles, in order, were Stirring Up Strife, Path of the Wicked, and The Way of the Guilty.

I have completely rewritten all three novels and am now publishing them under the name Ellery Adams as The Path of the Crooked, The Way of the Wicked, and The Graves of the Guilty.

If you�ve read the original books, you will find the basic plot of the above titles unchanged. My intention was to polish the writing in each installment and rerelease the novels as crisper, cleaner, more engaging books. Stay tuned for forthcoming novels in the Hope Street mystery series as well.

Thank you for supporting cozy mysteries.

Your friend,
Ellery Adams

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150686984
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2014
Series: Hope Street Church Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 60,143
File size: 498 KB

About the Author

New York Times Bestselling author Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs, including that of caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children's books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

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GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
This is a reprinted book that was originally published under the name Jennifer Staley, a pen name of Ellery Adams. She polished it up and republished it. I have enjoyed this series and the progression of the characters in the stories. In this book, Cooper's sister Ashley discovers a dead body in the trunk of the car she borrowed from her husband's dealership. She calls Cooper very upset looking for help. It so happens that Cooper is dealing with a flat tire when she takes the call. Throughout the story, Edward, a recently released ex-convict keeps turning up when Cooper seems to need him. He is helping her fix the tire when the call comes. He takes her to Ashley's house on his bike and helps calm the ladies down. Edward is the son of one of the seniors who was killed in the previous book and Cooper helped to bring the murderer to justice. Once again, Cooper and the Hope Street gang decide to help find the murderer. He feels like he owes her and seems to be following her to help whenever she needs it. He decides to help her find the murderer using his old contacts. In this book we see the struggles that Cooper and Nate go through when they are not sure of their relationship. Ashley and her husband also seem to be drifting apart, yet some of the other characters begin new relationships. It is nice to see how they work to solve the problems and do not just throw in the towel. In this story we see the Bible study group take on a project involving a school in a low income neighbourhood and raising funds. There is some gang involvement and we see how easy it is to take advantage of the marginalized people in society, in this case, illegal aliens. This is a nicely paced cozy mystery, with a Christian theme. I recommend this to cozy mystery lovers who like a nice clean story. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: The Graves Of the Guilty - Hope Street Church Mystery #3 Author: Ellery Adams Published: 9-30-2014 Publisher: Beyond The Page Publishing Pages: 320 Genre: Romance Sub Genre: Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense, Cozy, Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9780940846330 ASIN: B00O1A1D4W Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Loves is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Cooper is basking in the blessings in her life, family, friends, a job she enjoys and a man she grows to care for with each passing day. Suddenly her life is thrown off kilter again when her sister Ashley finds a body in the trunk of her loaner car from her husband car dealership. When the body turns out to an employee of that dealership it brings things a little too close to home. Ashley fears her husband is losing interest. Trish makes startling announcement. Not to mention that Edward Cosby aka Colonel, from The Way of the Wicked comes back into Cooper's life making her confused about her feelings for Nathan. Nathan too seems to be distancing himself from Cooper. Perhaps Cupid's bow is broken. The Sunshine Gang are more than ready to help Cooper find out what happened to the victim and how the Love Dealership is involved. Little by little they begin to piece it together. The question is can Cooper and Ashley survive until all the pieces reveal the whole picture. Join Cooper and her friends as Ellery Adams leads you through the twist and turns in the story to a surprise ending. As always she delivers a plot with depth and heartwarming moments to lift your spirits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book!! This was a great book; it is the third book in the A Hope Street Church Mystery Series. Cooper is a member of the Hope Street Church bible study group. Cooper is looking forward to spending Valentine’s Day will her new boyfriend, Nathan. Things change with her sister Ashley finds a body and is then charged with the murder. Cooper and her friends from the Bible study group once again have to start investigating to prove that Ashley is innocent. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
Book Source: Netgalley Another great addition to the Hope Street Church mysteries that once again has a well paced plot, interesting characters, a nice setting, and a touch of romance.