Murder in a Cathedral by Ruth Dudley Edwards
A Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mystery #7 (Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mysteries)

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For many years Westonbury Cathedral has been dominated by a clique of High Church gays, so when Norman Cooper, an austere, intolerant, happy-clappy evangelist, is appointed dean, there is shock, outrage, and fear.

David Elworthy, the gentle and politically innocent new bishop, is distraught at the prospect of warfare between the factions; contentious issues include the outrageous Lady chapel and the gay memorial under construction in the deanery garden.

Desperate for help, Elworthy cries on the shoulder of his old friend, the redoubtable Baroness Troutbeck, who forces her unofficial troubleshooter, Robert Amiss, to move into the bishop’s palace.

Amiss, Troutbeck, and the cat Plutarch address themselves in their various ways to the bishop’s problems, which very soon swell to include a clerical corpse in the cathedral. Is it suicide? Or is it murder? And who is likely to be next?

About Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Since 1993 Ruth has written seriously and/or frivolously for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and appears frequently on radio and television in Ireland, the UK and on the BBC World Service. Ruth feels both Irish and English and greatly enjoys being part of both cultures. The Anglo-Irish Murders, her ninth crime novel, is a satire on the peace process. Three times a bridesmaid, she has been shortlisted by the Crime Writers Association for the John Creasey Award for the best first novel and twice for the Last Laugh award for the funniest crime novel of the year.
Published May 25, 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press. 241 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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The satire in Edwards's latest Robert Amiss tale (after Ten Lords A Leapin') is overshadowed by the abrasive, self-centered Lady Troutbeck (aka Jack), who takes Robert to the installation of another friend as the new bishop of Westonbury Cathedral.

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