The Devil in Bellminster

An Unlikely Mystery

Unlikely Mysteries featuring Rev. Tuckworth (Volume 1)

David Holland

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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It is 1833, and you are invited to enter the quaint, quiet world of Bellminster, a pretty cathedral town in the English countryside with secrets and shadows around every corner.

Venture into a world of petty politics and malicious gossip, a world of surprises and betrayals, a world held together by the suffering soul of a simple man - the good Reverend Tuckworth. Someone is preying on the good people of Bellminster, and only their vicar can save them. But Tuckworth has a dark secret of his own, a deadly secret, a secret he must keep hidden from everyone: from his loving daughter, Lucy; from the rash young painter Raphael Amaldi; from the supercilious rector, Mr. Mortimer; from Detective Inspector Myles of London; and most of all, from the murderer himself.

Join the vicar as he sifts through the stones of Bellminster Cathedral, drawing from its cold heart the secrets behind the string of grisly murders that is plaguing this picturesque little town.

The Devil runs free in Bellminster, and only Tuckworth can stop him.

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Devil in Bellminster
BOOK I 
 
CHAPTER THE FIRSTINCARNATENight in Bellminster, and the cold, hard sliver of an October moon cut like a dagger in the sky. Its pallid glow washed all beneath in a frosty rime, casting sufficient light about the streets and alleys to fashion shadows with, to darken the deep corners and guard the secret places of the town from curious eyes. Through the silent lanes, only the wind kept company with the moonlight, moaning about chimneys and around houses, pushing at windows and doors to be let in, rattling bolts and shaking panes.

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"A first class atmospheric early Victorian murder mystery." --Peter Tremayne, author of The Monk Who Vanished and Valley of the Shadow

"Suspenseful, disturbing, and satisfying, ...a wonderful novel and a chilling examination of the nature of evil." --Molly Brown, author of Invitation to a Funeral

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David Holland

David Holland has a Masters in English with an emphasis on Victorian literature from Purdue University. He has worked as a freelance journalist, college teacher, advertising copywriter, and is now the creative director of WHAS Radio in Kentucky. He is the author of Murcheston: The Wolf's Tale.

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The Devil in Bellminster
An Unlikely Mystery
David Holland

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
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ISBN: 9781429975513
ISBN10: 1429975512
240 pages
$7.99
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