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Crooked Heart (Divine Mystery #1)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  9 reviews
From a luminous new voice in suspense fiction comes this wise, witty, and uplifting novel--a mystery with heart that will illuminate more than just whodunit and why. In her stunning debut, Cristina Sumners, an Episcopalian priest brings to life an unforgettable town, a less-than-perfect crime, and two flawed souls hoping to solve the mysteries of life, death...and possibly ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Bantam (first published 2002)
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Interesting story, interesting characters.
This was an "interesting" sort of book. Written by an Episcopal Priest it centers around a woman priest who ... would make you raise your eyebrows! Tom Holder, the Chief of Police, who's trapped in a miserable marriage, makes every excuse under the sun to visit her (Rev. Kathryn Koerney). Alas! A murder...which involves both of them and sends them scurrying to find answers to the murder and try to figure out what their relationship is! ERK! Not my normal type of reading. I pass.
Olean Public Library
--A lady priest and a police chief get together to solve a homicide.

--A small town police chief and a female Episcopal priest unite to solve a very complicated homicide and cover-up. A very interesting story.
This quick mystery was a pleasant surprise. The plot was pretty easy to unravel, but the female reverend was a very likable character. I will look out for the rest of this series.
Jul 31, 2007 CLM rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
Another author whose heroine/sleuth is a minister, who finds herself solving mysteries - at times to the disquiet of her congregation.
It was a good light read, fun and entertaining.
Pleasant mystery read.
Holder & Koerney book 1 NJ
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CRISTINA SUMNERS holds a M.Div from the General Seminary of the Episcopal Church and an M.Phil. in Medieval English Studies from Oxford University. She has worked in two churches in Texas and as the Education Officer at a large urban church in England. Married to a scientist, she lives in Taos, New Mexico.
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