By Robert Barnard
Father Christopher Pardoe is an efficient priest. He cares approximately his parishioners. he's additionally a individual -- and is hence saddled with man's inherent weaknesses. Is it a piece ordinary, then, how a lot time the great Father has been spending on the condominium of a definite younger, unmarried mom referred to as Julie Norris? And why, in the course of every one of his visits, are Julie's bed room curtains continually closed? Julie appears to be pregnant back. simply who may possibly the daddy be?
As nasty rumors start to scorch the parish telephone traces, Father Pardoe is suspended from St. Catherine's, and Cosmo Horrocks, the West Yorkshire Chronicle's shameless, muckraking journalist, exploits the tale in a massive means. not anything is going over greater than a juicy sex-and-the-church scandal, other than, might be, homicide.
Do Father Pardoe and Julie protest an excessive amount of? Why did Julie's mom and dad throw her out and disown her? Is she rather as undesirable as they are saying? And what, precisely, does Cosmo Horrocks listen in that London-to-Leeds eating vehicle that makes him tingle with pleasure? A story of chastity besmirched? This tale can make his 12 months. yet will it result in tragedy? And, if that is so, whose?
whilst Inspector Mike Oddie and Sergeant Charlie Peace are referred to as in to enquire a homicide, they're saddened and shocked through the uncooked feelings -- the detest, the terror -- they locate within the outwardly peaceable city of Shipley. there is just one killer, yet there are various others who needs to proportion the town's guilt and, probably, at some point commence the method of therapeutic.
wealthy with eccentric characters, crisp discussion, fashionable prose, and perceptive insights into human nature, Unholy Dying is classic Barnard, stated grasp of suspense.
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Unholy Dying: A Crime Novel by Robert Barnard