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MURDER IN A CATHEDRAL

Murder in a Cathedral cover

Also published as a
BBC Audio Book

Publishers' blurb

For many years Westonbury Cathedral has been dominated by a clique of High Church gays, so when Norman Cooper, an austere, intolerant, happy-clappy evangelist, is appointed dean, there is shock, outrage and fear.

David Elworthy, the gentle and politically innocent new bishop, is distraught at the prospect of warfare between the factions; contentious issues include the camp lady chapel and the gay memorial under construction in the deanery garden. 

Desperate for help, Elworthy cries on the shoulder of his old friend, the redoubtable Baroness Troutbeck, who forces her unofficial troubleshooter, Robert Amiss, to move into the bishop's palace.

Amiss, Troutbeck and the cat Plutarch address themselves in their various ways to the bishop's problems, which very soon include a clerical corpse in the cathedral.  Is it suicide? Or is it murder?  And who is likely to be next?

Published in the US by Poisoned Pen Press

Reviews:

Andrew Taylor

The Daily Express

Anthony Lejeune

Natasha Cooper — Times Literary Supplement

"No one is writing wittier mystery fiction in Britain today than Ruth Dudley Edwards."
VAL MCDERMID, MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

"...subersively funny series."
MARILYN STASIO, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Lovely stuff"
MIKE RIPLEY, DAILY TELEGRAPH

"A wise and witty read"
MICHAEL PAINTER, IRISH TIMES

NEW RELEASE:

Killing the Emperors

Killing The Emperors: UK paperback edition published in July 2013 by Allison & Busby. Published in 2012 in the US by Poisoned Pen Press; published in the UK by Allison & Busby.

All Ruth's fiction is now back in print.


Ruth at Poisoned Pen Bookshop in Arizona, run by her editor, Barbara Peters, who is married to her publisher at Poisoned Pen, Rob Rosenwald.

‘This blithe series puts itself on the side of the angels by merrily, and staunchly, subverting every tenet of political correctness.’
Patricia Craig in The Independent
All novels, except Murdering Americans, are available in BBC Audio Books, read by the brilliant Bill Wallis.

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