Whatcha doin on Tuesday night at 7:00pm? Why not experience Murder, Mayhem, and the Madame Sleuths bookclub discuss the monthly mystery pick "The Tempest" by James Lilliefors.
We are a live bookclub community of steadfast mystery readers. Feed them and they will come is not what will get these readers coming. Our attendance and growth are impressive, however what keeps it fresh and exciting is our author support. I wanted a unique benefit for the reader to choose this mystery bookclub and continue on with enthusiasm. Personally author participation is like meeting a rock star! Once the book title is chosen, I contact the author, introduce myself and ask if they wouldn’t mind providing me with 10-12 reader questions. I believe this our key to success and a unique tradition that continues on.
Tourists like Susan Champlain pass though the Chesapeake Bay region every year. But when Susan pays Pastor Luke a visit, he’s disturbed by what she shares with him. Her husband has a short temper, she says, and recently threatened to make her “disappear” because of a photo Susan took on her phone.
Luke is concerned enough to tip off Tidewater County’s chief homicide investigator, Amy Hunter. That night Susan’s body is found at the foot of the Widow’s Point bluff. Hunter soon discovers Susan left behind clues that may connect her fate to a series of killings in the Northeast, powerful criminal enterprise, and to a missing Rembrandt masterpiece, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
Whoever is behind the killings has created a storm of deception and betrayal, a deliberate “tempest” designed to obscure the truth. Now Hunter and Bowers must join forces to trace the dangerous secret glimpsed in Susan’s photo. But will they be the targets on a killer’s deadly agenda….?
Luke Bowers is in the good and evil business. On a cold, late-winter morning in the Chesapeake Bay community of Tidewater County, Bowers discovers a dead woman seated in a pew at the church where he is pastor--her eyes open, her hands clasped as if in prayer. Nothing at the scene identifies the woman or explains why she was at the church. And when state police homicide investigator Amy Hunter comes to town to head up the case, not everyone is pleased that a young, female outsider has the job. The only lead in solving the crime is a sequence of numbers that has been carved into the victim's right hand, which Bowers suspects may be a reference to the Book of Psalms. With Bowers's help, Hunter follows a chain of seemingly innocuous clues to track down a deranged serial killer and unravel an elusive criminal enterprise that is more powerful than they ever could have imagined.
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