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Secret Sins : Callie Anson (Paperback) - Kate Charles

Secret Sins

Callie Anson (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9781590584736
Number Of Pages: 354

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Life isn't easy for curate Callie Anson, but it's definitely interesting. Her relationship with policeman Marco Lombardi is growing warmer, although he seems to be keeping her at arms length from his close Italian family. Then her brother Peter-beloved and engaging as he is-gets a bit too close for comfort when he moves into her London flat. Callie faces professional challenges as well. Morag Hamilton, a new parishioner, is worried about her granddaughter Alex-a lonely and isolated twelve-year-old with a work-obsessed father and a self-absorbed stepmother. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Neville Stewart is dealing with Rachel Norton, a pregnant young woman whose husband Trevor went out jogging along the Paddington canal and never returned. Just when Neville thinks he's solved it, someone else goes missing: young Alex Hamilton.

Praise for Secret Sins...

"...mystery, romantic overtones and sympathetic characters...draw you in and set you up for future revelations." -Kirkus Review

"[A] compelling story....[a] blend of police procedural and amateur-detective mystery." -Booklist

"...no one does the British novel of crime and manners so well." -Deborah Crombie, author of Water Like a Stone

Kate Charles was born in the Midwest but has lived in England for more than 20 years. Secret Sins is her tenth novel and second in her series featuring the Reverend Callie Anson. www.katecharles.com

"A police procedural with...romantic overtones and sympathetic characters who draw you in and set you up for future revelations." --Kirkus Reviews "St. Valentine's arrows rain over London in the engaging second installment of Charles's ecclesiastical mysteries (after 2005's Evil Intent ) starring newly ordained Anglican cleric Callie Anson, who's mooning over charming cop Mark Lombardi. When not distracted by romance, Callie tends to the needs of parishioner Morag Hamilton, who, in short order, receives bad medical news and learns that her granddaughter has gone missing. The wife of Callie's boss has a bad case of empty-nest syndrome and frets about her son's serious girlfriend. Mark's police buddy Neville Stewart has, after nearly a decade, gotten back together with the love of his life, but she's sending mixed signals. Neville must also solve the murder of a successful young computer whiz, who has left behind a seemingly grief-stricken and very pregnant wife. All the characters are well drawn, and the multiple story lines make for a page-turner." --Publishers Weekly "Multiple characters and plot lines intertwine in this fast-paced second in a series featuring All Saints Church curate Callie Anson; her boyfriend, Mark Lombardi; and Detective Inspector Neville Stewart. A man disappears while jogging and is later found murdered, leaving a pregnant wife. A lonely, unhappy 12-year-old girl, Alex Hamilton, the granddaughter of a new parishioner, disappears while going to meet someone she has been corresponding with on the Internet. On the personal side, Mark is unsure how to introduce Callie to his close Italian family because she is not Italian. Callie must also deal with her abrasive mother and her brother, who is temporarily living with her. The professional and personal lives of the many interrelated characters are followed in the compelling story. Numerous full-bodied, well-developed charactersexcept for Alexs stepmother, who is straight out of Cinderellaadd to the appeal in this blend of police procedural and amateur-detective mystery. Fans of Jul ""Multiple characters and plot lines intertwine in this fast-paced second in a series featuring All Saints Church curate Callie Anson; her boyfriend, Mark Lombardi; and Detective Inspector Neville Stewart. A man disappears while jogging and is later found murdered, leaving a pregnant wife. A lonely, unhappy 12-year-old girl, Alex Hamilton, the granddaughter of a new parishioner, disappears while going to meet someone she has been corresponding with on the Internet. On the personal side, Mark is unsure how to introduce Callie to his close Italian family because she is not Italian. Callie must also deal with her abrasive mother and her brother, who is temporarily living with her. The professional and personal lives of the many interrelated characters are followed in the compelling story. Numerous full-bodied, well-developed charactersexcept for Alexs stepmother, who is straight out of Cinderellaadd to the appeal in this blend of police procedural and amateur-detective mystery. Fans of Julia Spencer-Fleming will appreciate the backdrop of a female member of the clergy trying to fit in a male-dominated profession."" --Booklist

ISBN: 9781590584736
ISBN-10: 1590584732
Series: Callie Anson (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45

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