A Fountain Filled With Blood

A Fountain Filled With Blood

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Baker & Taylor
When a violent attack on a doctor triggers a series of gay hate crimes in the Adirondack town of Miller's Kill, Episcopalian priest Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ Van Alstyne investigate a range of suspects.

McMillan Palgrave
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 this new adventure for the two ill-matched friends (who are gamely resisting something beyond friendship), evidence shows that a small town can hold just as much evil as the Wicked City.


Blackwell North Amer
In front of him, the headlights illuminated a swath of achingly green corn, cut off from the shoulder of the road by a sagging fence of barbed wire twisted around rough posts. His door was yanked open, and he wanted to think of Paul, to think of his children, but the only thing in his head was how the fence looked like the one on the cover of Time, like the one Matthew Shepard died on, and he was going to die now too, and it was going to hurt more than anything. "C'mere, faggot," one of them said as he was dragged from his seat. And the pain began.
In In the Bleak Midwinter, 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 flock - and to police chief Russ Van Alstyne - that she could cope with the unexpected, even with it was as dire as murder. In this new adventure for the two ill-matched friends (who are gamely resisting something beyond friendship), evidence shows that a small town can hold just as much evil as the Wicked City.

Baker
& Taylor

When a violent attack on a doctor triggers a series of gay hate crimes in the Adirondack town of Miller's Kill, Episcopalian priest Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ Van Alstyne, struggling with their mutual attraction, investigate a range of suspects. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312304102
0312304102
Branch Call Number: F SPE
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm

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Roundcat
May 19, 2017

This second book in the Clare Fergusson series was overflowing with current issues, suspects for various crimes, and collateral damage caused by the scheming bad guys. Clare does not always choose wisely in her reactions to the situations in which she finds herself, and she has difficulty convincing Russ Van Alstyne that she has gathered pertinent information and that her approach to dealing with the bad guys is correct. She pulls rank on him at one point in order to pull off her solution to a problem. He tricks her into letting him get her out of another situation. There are page turning cliff hangers and hiding in the bathroom comedy, as well as suspects we don't suspect and several surprises in the solution.

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patcarstensen
Aug 10, 2015

It would be nice if Linda were a little more complex.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Jan 11, 2015

Spencer-Fleming writes cozy mysteries that have more than an edge than you generally find in this form. A thoroughly enjoyable and complex protagonist, ex-Army helicopter pilot and now Episcopalian priest Fergusson, holds the reader's interest as she untangles the local crimes.

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lpreston214
May 24, 2013

Another good entry in this series. Clare gets herself into some interesting (and funny) scrapes as she does some investigation into the murder of the contractor for a local, and controversial, building project. I knew it wouldn't be long before the author got Clare back in a helicopter and I was not disappointed.

teacupfaerie Sep 12, 2010

A great mystery. Combines positive LGBTQ characters and Christianity. My church book club read it and thought is was great!

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