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A Fountain Filled With Blood

A Fountain Filled With Blood

A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery

Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries (Volume 2)

Julia Spencer-Fleming

Minotaur Books

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In In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming's Malice Domestic–winning first mystery, Reverend Clare Fergusson was quickly introduced to a more eventful life than she had expected after moving to the small town of Millers Kill in upstate New York. But the Episcopal priest and former Army Air Force chopper pilot proved to her flockæ and to police chief Russ Van Alstyneæthat she could cope with the unexpected, even when it was as dire as murder. In A Fountain Filled With Blood, this new adventure for the two ill-matched friends (who are gamely resisting something beyond friendship) shows that a small town can hold just as much evil as the Wicked City.

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A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD (Chapter 1)
The yahoos came by just after the dinner party broke up. A few young punks--three or four, picked out as streaks of white in the cab and bed of an unremarkable-looking pickup. Emil Dvorak was tucking a...

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Praise for A Fountain Filled With Blood

“[Spencer-Fleming] pulls it off again.” —Chicago Tribune

“Spencer-Fleming's second cozy-cum-thriller to feature the Reverend Clare Fergusson...is every bit as riveting as her first...with eloquent exposition and natural dialogue, the precisely constructed plot moves effortlessly to its dramatic conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The plot is complicated, and the ethical issues are even thornier. Wisely, Spencer-Fleming treats them with the same delicacy she extends to Clare's forbidden love.” —The New York Times

“Despite the brutal crimes, this is a quiet and civilized story just right for those who enjoy a modern take on the old-fashioned whodunit.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Serious issues...add depth to the story. An exciting mountain rescue keeps the pages turning as the pace picks up at the end.” —Booklist

“Even more action, more plot-twists, and more unconsummated romance than in Clare and Russ's notable debut.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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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