"You know I don't like to complain[,]" Pat Montesque screwed up her soft cheeks into a fierce smile.
-- The Reluctant Detective by Martha Ockley.
This is the first book in a new series featuring ex-cop, newly-ordained vicar Faith Morgan. It's like a British version of Julia Spencer-Fleming's Clare Furgusson series -- a female Episcopalian (Church of England) priest in a small town.
So far, I like it a lot. The story starts off fast, when the priest at Little Worthy drops dead during communion. The ex-boyfriend relationship is a little forced right now, but shows hints that Ockley will find the right tone soon enough.
This is a fun one.
I got my copy through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.