A blackmailer is stalking the bishop can he survive the threat of being outed? Why is there a body in the flower bed? And can Lavinia Birtle-Figgins really be as dippy as she seems? These and other imponderables immerse the Reverend Francis Oughterard in a fresh web of danger and subterfuge, while his animal "minders," Maurice and Bouncer, try their best to make sense of all this human bedlam.
About the Author
A graduate of the universities of Nottingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Suzette A. Hill taught English literature for many years at Reading College before retiring to Herefordshire, where she lives with neither dog, nor cat, nor clergyman.
“The muddled, murderous vicar takes a backseat to his clever pets and a startling ending.”—Kirkus Reviews
“References to past cases, marked by footnotes throughout, may lead curious newcomers to previous books in a series that blithely mixes cozy elements with black farce.”—Publishers Weekly
“Cheeky, chirpy, and witty.... A tale of a blackmailed bishop amidst treacle tarts, waistcoats, and buggery.”—Historical Novels Review