Murder in a Cathedral

Murder in a Cathedral jacketFor 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.

Available on kindle and as a paperback on Amazon.

Reviews

“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

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No one is writing wittier mystery fiction in Britain today than Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Val McDermid

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Lovely stuff.

Mike Ripley

Daily Telegraph

…subversively funny series.

Marilyn Stasio

New York Times Book Review

A wise and witty read.

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Irish Times

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