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The Way of the Guilty (Hope Street Church Mystery #3)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Cooper Lee has a new outlook on life,thanks to her friends at Hope Street Church. Spending time with the Sunrise Bible Study Group nourishes her mind and soul. But home is where the heart is—along with Mrs. Lee’s baked treats—and Cooper is indeed happy to have such a great family to come home to when not spending time with Nathan, a friend from the group who just might be ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Minotaur Books
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Jul 10, 2010 Beverly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently received an advanced reviewer’s copy of The Way of The Guilty by Jennifer Stanley. Amazon shows a release day of August 31st. The Way of The Guilty is the third book in the Hope Street Church Mystery series. Though I have read and enjoyed several of Stanley’s other series, this was the first in this series that I had read. I had high expectations and I was not disappointed. I think the Richmond Times-Dispatch says it best - “Stanley never preaches to her readers, but lets deeds, not w ...more
Jul 25, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
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This is a nice, solid mystery that moves along well and comes to a good conclusion. I liked the characters although I did find Grammy a little annoying. Since it's the third book in a series, I did feel I lacked a little background information on Cooper, but that didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book. Some of the characters are members of a Bible study group and I thought some of them could have been fleshed out more. There are also detailed discussions from the Bible study that aren't really pe ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
I think this might be the last of the Hope Street Church mysteries. There aren't any others on the list and the way this one ended could be a perfect happy ending while leaving things open for future books, if more are able to be written.

The mystery itself was awesome and just complicated enough. Copper is a smart sleuth and easy to like. And since I read the other two in the series, I was able to skip over a lot of the bible study items and passages. Again don't get me wrong - God is important
Apr 28, 2015 Barb rated it it was amazing
THE WAY OF THE GUILTY is the best of the series! As in the previous 2 volumes, the action takes place in Richmond,VA,and is centered around 7 friends who have bonded through their Bible study group. As always, the setting and characterization are impeccably portrayed, but what sets this one apart is the convoluted, devious, delicious plot. It's pretty amazing when all is finally revealed. I read cozy series, in part because I love to see the character growth and development as the stories unfold ...more
Sep 30, 2011 Patty rated it liked it
I like the characters in this series but I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop reading it. It is advertised as a "church" mystery so I expect it to be pretty clean and upright but this one got to the overly preachy stage for me.

The mystery was well done but I found myself avoiding the book, which is a sure sign that I'm no longer enjoying the series.

Stanley writes several series, so I'll stick with those and let this series go on without me.
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Mar 24, 2015 Diana Petty-stone rated it it was amazing
This isn't your grandma's Sunday School Class! This group solves murders!! Good characters and good story!
Oct 08, 2010 Kim rated it it was amazing
I think that this is the best yet, and not just because my Comfort Cookies recipe is included, even if my name is spelled wrong in the acknowledgments (they left out the "n")
Apr 16, 2012 Julie rated it it was ok
I keep reading this series and I'm not exactly sure why. I guess it is the Christian aspect that appeals to me. The mysteries themselves are only okay.
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Jul 23, 2016 Jennifer Brown rated it liked it
This series isn't bad, it just doesn't hold my interest like the others by her. Not much to say about this one. I will keep reading the series, but only because of who the author is.
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