It's been a while since we last read about Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne in Julia Spencer-Fleming's excellent series. It's one of my favorites, so you know I did one of my patented Happy Dances when I learned that the newest book has been announced. Sure, Hid From Our Eyes won't be released until April 7, 2020, but knowing that there is going to be that next book is almost as good as having a copy in my hand.
Or am I just weird?
Any way you look at it, it's fantastic news, so let's take a look before we rush to add it to our wish lists and pre-orders!
|Available 7 April 2020!|
"1952. Millers Kill Police Chief Harry McNeil is called to a crime scene where a woman in a party dress has been murdered with no obvious cause of death.
1972. Millers Kill Police Chief Jack Liddle is called to a murder scene of a woman that's very similar to one he worked as a trooper in the 50s. The only difference is this time, they have a suspect. Young Vietnam War veteran Russ van Alstyne found the body while riding his motorcycle and is quickly pegged as the prime focus of the investigation.
Present-day. Millers Kill Police Chief Russ van Alstyne gets a 911 call that a young woman has been found dead in a party dress, the same MO as the crime he was accused of in the 70s. The pressure is on for Russ to solve the murder before he's removed from the case.
Russ will enlist the help of his police squad and Reverand Clare Fergusson, who is already juggling the tasks of being a new mother to her and Russ's baby and running St. Alban's Church, to finally solve these crimes.
Readers have waited years for this newest book and Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers with the exquisite skill and craftsmanship that have made her such a success."
Definitely sounds like a good'un, doesn't it? Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!