Preaching to the Corpse: An Advice Column Mystery
ISBN # 978-0425218372
"The holidays have arrived in postcard-perfect Guilford, CT, but someone's taking the joy out of the season...
Psychologist/advice columnist Dr. Rebecca Butterman gets a call in the middle of night from the minister at her church. He's in custody after going to a fellow parishioner's home and finding her dead. The murdered matron was the leader of a search committee charged with finding a new assistant pastor after the previous assistant left in a rush. The minister begs Rebecca to intervene.She learns that the committee was divided--has someone tried to eliminate the competition? Rebecca puts her analytical skills to work to do her own search--for a killer--all while resisting the urge to break the seventh commandment with a very married detective, and praying she's not the next victim."
I really enjoyed Preaching to the Corpse. It was the first mystery I've read in years and years where I didn't know "who done it" until the very end. I literally said "OH!" out loud when the killer was revealed.
The book is well written, well paced and the characters are fleshed out perfectly. Roberta Isleib is a masterful mystery writer. I'm looking forward to the next adventure!
(December 4, 2007, pp 256, $6.99)