Wanda Batton-Smythe, head of the Women's Institute of Nether Monkslip, liked to say she was not one to mince words.-- Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet. The title made this a good pick for Halloween week. And isn't Nether Monkslip a great name for a village?
This is the first in a promised series featuring Max Tudor, a former M15 agent turned Anglican priest.
The set up reminds me of a male version of Martha Ockley's new Faith Morgan series, featuring ex-cop, newly-ordained vicar, Faith Morgan (my review of the first book, The Reluctant Detective is here), or a male, British version of Julia Spencer-Fleming's series featuring Clare Fergusson, a former Army helicopter pilot turned Episcopalian priest.
I got this one from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.
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