Friday, January 23, 2015

A Saintly Killing (Book 3, A Faith Morgan Mystery) by Martha Ockley (Book Review)

A Saintly Killing (Book 3, A Faith Morgan Mystery)

By Martha Ockley

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Mystery

Published by- Lion Fiction

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 234

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-091-2A Saintly Killing-001

In A Saintly Killing,  by Martha Ockley, Faith Morgan is busy as the vicar of St. James.  St. James is going to celebrate its 900th anniversary and Faith has a clipboard filled with tasks she needs to finish before the celebration. 

Faith is working on her tasks, when Sal Hinkley, the artist who was commissioned to paint the church was found dead.  This puts Faith and other members of the community under the watchful eye of Detective Inspector Ben Shorter and his department.

Once again Faith has to deal with her former boyfriend (she was a policewoman in Ben’s department).  What will become of their relationship?  Will St. James’s anniversary celebration happen?  Will Faith be able to complete her list of tasks or will she become too involved with the murder?

Excerpt from the book!

About the Author-

Martha Ockley writes fiction and nonfiction and enjoys spending time with her parrot.

My thoughts-

Martha Ockley is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  I really enjoy reading her books again and again.  Each time I read her books I learn more about Faith Morgan, the role God has in our lives, and how people think.

I have read, A Saintly Killing, several times now and have enjoyed it both times.  I got caught in the detail and storyline each time.  What made this book so captivating to me was how approachable Ockley made Faith.  So often people who are involved in ministry are put on a pedestal and we think they can do and should do no wrong.  Faith was shown as one of us, a person who can make mistakes and do more than just be a vicar.

One of my favorite parts is how much she still involves herself in solving mysteries, even though it is no longer her profession.  I am interesting in seeing how her relationship with Detective Inspector Ben Shorter will develop.  Will it become a romance again or stay plutonic?

If you have read and enjoyed the other two books in the series, you will enjoy this one.  If you have never read any of them, you can read my reviews of the other two books.

The Reluctant Detective:

The Advent of Murder:

I know I cannot wait for the next book in the series!


Disclosure of Material Connection- I received A Saintly Killing, by Martha Ockley, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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