A Saintly Killing by Martha Ockley is book number 3 in the Faith Morgan series. I admit I skipped book 2, not because I didn’t enjoy the first one, The Reluctant Detective, but because I wanted to know if you could read one without the other. I recommend reading them in order as you can follow the storyline easy enough, but you feel like you have missed some of the personal story that goes along with Faith and her journey.
St. James is preparing to celebrate its 900th anniversary. (Ok we in the colonies get excited about something that reaches 50 years!) Faith is busy getting everything ready, including the commissioned painting that will go on the back of the pamphlet they are using to share some of the important moments in the church’s history. On the day the painting makes it to the printers, the artist ends up dead with no clues as to who the murderer could be. It could possibly be anyone, as Sal was not the warmest person. Almost everyone who met her had some reason or another to dislike her, including Faith.
Who in Little Worthy is capable of murder? Surely not one of Faith’s parishioners, but as she finds herself once again involved with solving the crime it starts to look like it. Will Faith figure it out before her ex-partner and beau Ben upsets everyone in town?
Once again Martha writes a delightful, cozy mystery. One that just weaves through the fabric of the story of the town instead of being the only thing the book is about. You once again visit with Faith and her sister as they work through the issue of their mother and her descent farther into Dementia. And what about Ben, at times he seems interested, but then again… *Sigh* what’s a girl to do? That is what can make a book fun to read, getting to know the characters. Of course having it set in England always makes it a bit better also.
So a lovely little series that is worth reading. Put the kettle on for a pot of tea and enjoy.
I received this book for free from Kregel for my honest review.