Bad Samaritan by Robert Barnard
A Novel of Suspense Featuring Charlie Peace

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When British policemen Charlie Pearce and Mike Oddie investigate the unsurprising murder of the village parish Lothario, they question Rosemary Sheffield, the vicar’s wife. Rosemary, who has recently “lost” her faith and been accused of immoral behavior with a Yugoslavian refugee, makes a perfect suspect. Another winning combination of plot, character, and wit from Barnard.
 

About Robert Barnard

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Robert Barnard is the winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievemetn and the Nero Wolfe Award, as well as the Agatha and Macavity awards.  An eight-time Edgar nominee, he is a member of Britain's distinguished Detection Club, and in May 2003, he received the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement in mystery writing.  His most recent novel is A Stranger in the Family, published by Scribner in 2010. He lives with his wife, Louise, in Leeds, England.
 
Published February 19, 2013 by Scribner. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 There's lots of gossip among the members of Church of England's St.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Bad Samaritan: A Novel of Sus...

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Dispensing with his tendency to peddle clunky social commentary in the guise of broad farce, veteran Barnard (Death of an Old Goat) employs detectives Mike Oddie and Charlie Peace to deliver as fine a

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