Thursday, December 20, 2007

Book Review - Preaching to the Corpse: An Advice Column Mystery by Roberta Isleib

Preaching to the Corpse: An Advice Column Mystery
Roberta Isleib
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)


Ella said...

I love a good mystery!

Lucy Burdette aka Roberta Isleib said...

thanks Ella! hope you will enjoy this one...Roberta

Jim Melvin said...

I haven't read a mystery in a long time, either. I'll have to jump right on this one!

Cat Muldoon said...

How amazing that you can surprise an avid mystery reader!

I love the title. Did you create the title, or did your publisher choose it?


Lucy Burdette aka Roberta Isleib said...

My husband came up with this title:)

Theresa Chaze said...

Dick Francis got me hooked on mysteries. You sound very much like his style in the genre.