Out of the Deep I Cry

A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery

Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries (Volume 3)

Julia Spencer-Fleming

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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A pivotal book in this award-winning series, and nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel—Julia Spencer-Fleming's Out of the Deep I Cry is a triumph not to be missed.


On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife Jane walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband. The men, worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers, did what they could. But no one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again...

Now decades later, someone else is missing in Miller's Kill, NY. This time it's the physician of the clinic that bears the Ketchem name. Suspicion falls on a volatile single mother with a grudge against the doctor, but Reverend Clare Fergusson isn't convinced. As Clare and Russ investigate, they discover that the doctor's disappearance is linked to a bloody trail going all the way back to the hardscrabble Prohibition era. As they draw ever closer to the truth, their attraction for each other grows increasingly more difficult to resist. And their search threatens to uncover secrets that snake from one generation to the next-and to someone who's ready to kill.

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OUT OF THE DEEP I CRY (Chapter 1)THEN

Friday, June 26, 1970

Russ Van Alstyne had just gotten a tug on his line when he saw the old lady get up from between the headstones she had been trimming, lay down her gardening tools, and walk into the reservoir. She had been tidying up a tiny plot, four moldering grave markers tucked under the towering black pines, so close to the edge of Stewart's Pond Reservoir that a good motorboat wake could have kicked spray over the stones. She had appeared at some point after he and Shaun had launched their rowboat, and he had noted her, now and then, while

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"The third and most densely textured mystery in a series by Julia Spencer-Fleming that brings new airs and graces to the traditional small-town mystery...the rich heritage of this Adirondack Mountain region also gives depth and complexity to the crimes that the well-matched pair must solve together...yes, this is a very small town, but under Spencer-Fleming's grave and tender touch it becomes a world that you want to visit and hate to leave."-The New York Times Book Review

"One of the great pleasures in a mystery reviewer's life is watching a promising series take root and blossom into something strong and unusual. Out of the Deep I Cry...is a perfect example."-Baltimore Sun

"Early spring in the Adirondacks is vividly described in this third installment in the series, and both the main and secondary characters are well developed...a comfortable mix of police procedural and village cozy."-Booklist

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Fiction Review: OUT OF THE DEEP I CRY: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming, Author . St. Martin's Minotaur/Dunne $24.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-312-31262-6

In Agatha winner Spencer-Fleming's triumphant third novel (after 2003's A Fountain Filled with Blood ), Clare Fergusson, Anglican priest and ex-army helic
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Julia Spencer-Fleming

JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING is an Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys, Gumshoe and Macavity Award winner. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, and Romantic Times RC awards. Julia lives in southern Maine with her husband and three children.

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Out of the Deep I Cry
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery
Julia Spencer-Fleming

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Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250016041
ISBN10: 1250016045
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
May 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312988883
ISBN10: 0312988885
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 432 pages
$7.99

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429909075
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336 pages
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