The Reaper

The Reaper

Book - 2000
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"If you've never read any of [Lovesey's] 20-plus books, this wickedly clever, beautifully written story of a murderous clergyman who earns our sympathy while dramatically whittling down his flock should make you an instant convert." -- Chicago Tribune

After years spent saving souls, Otis Joy, the rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Foxford, Wiltshire, has found a new calling: ending lives. His young French wife? Anaphylactic shock, what a shame. The bishop? Fell into a quarry. Tragic. It's not Joy's fault, really--not that he's concerned about repentance or absolution these days. He just doesn't want his other little secret--embezzling church funds to finance a fancy yacht--to be discovered. But when the husband of the new church secretary, Rachel Jansen, turns up dead, it isn't long before the village starts to gossip and the local constable gets involved. As it turns out, God isn't the only one who's always watching.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9781569473085
Branch Call Number: LOV
Characteristics: 295 p.

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Great read. Nasty protagonist with an ax to grind against the established church of England. Of course he only kills the bad guys.

inespic May 12, 2011

Loved this book!

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