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Another plot within a plot, the interior story hardly a story really filled with outrageous similes.
Let's just say that it's and you're a Bishop of a cathedral that's having some franchise problems. The Protestants are pretty much undefeated going into the series. Your counter-reformation isn't going too well. Then one of your young nuns dies so you secretly embalm her, put her in a locked glass case, make up a story about how she's in-corrupt and died in ecstasy during her View all 4 comments.
Sep 30, Josh Hamacher rated it really liked it Shelves: I just think these Liturgical Mysteries are hilarious. If you have an appreciation for good mysteries or wonderfully bad prose, check one of them out. Feb 14, Karen rated it liked it. This series continues to be a lot of fun.
I read this again: Jul 02, Becky Swanson rated it really liked it Shelves: Pefect beach reading - for Mexico. Couldn't keep myself from reading particularly outrageous passages to my fiance.
Luckily, we're still engaged! Oct 08, Jocelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of spiritual oddities in this liturgical mystery. The ghost of Raymond Chandler.
Binny Hen the Scripture Chicken. And an incorruptible corpse. Jul 21, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: That joke about the kid, the Sunday School teacher, the squirrel and Jesus Sep 22, Ruth Feathers rated it really liked it. I love this series, although the body count does seem a little high for a small town near Boone NC.
One of the characters even compares the protagonist to Jessica Fletcher and St. Germaine to Cabot Cove. Sep 03, Bryan Schmidt rated it liked it. Not as consistently funny as the prior two books in the series, though it does pick up toward the end. Still entertaining with sime new character development.
Evidently Raymond Chandler has a sense of humor, because if he did not his ghost would surely slap Hayden Koenig silly. Hayden has proved himself an excellent detective, has an affinity for music no one can challenge, but to say his writing is terrible would be overly charitable.
His own g Evidently Raymond Chandler has a sense of humor, because if he did not his ghost would surely slap Hayden Koenig silly. He appears and sometimes speaks to Hayden, though Hayden is the only one who can hear or see him. There is a well-told and fascinating mystery in this novel, and it manifests itself when a body is discovered in the altar of the church, perfectly preserved despite all indications that he was murdered in How this frigidly cold case impinges upon the present, involving church politics, bank fraud, a series of malicious pranks, murder, an immaculate confection, and a scripture hen, makes for a interesting, fast-moving and sometimes laugh-out-loud mystery.
This is the third book in the series, and the author has been able to maintain both the quality and the hilarity he brought to the first two entries. Oct 08, Catherine Leggitt rated it liked it.
I'd have to say not quite as good as "The Baritone Wore Chiffon" which is my favorite so far. But it is populated by the same quirky cast of St. Germaine characters, and the banter between them is just as entertaining. Such priceless concoctions as "the Immaculate Confection" a cinnamon roll that looks like the Virgin Mary, and the image of a Sumo Flamenco dancer will linger in my memory bank "The Tenor Wore Tapshoes" Book 3 in the Liturgical Mystery series by Mark Schweizer is another fun read.
Such priceless concoctions as "the Immaculate Confection" a cinnamon roll that looks like the Virgin Mary, and the image of a Sumo Flamenco dancer will linger in my memory bank for future chuckles. There is the requisite murder to investigate--this time a body as dead as "a Presbyterian revival" hidden in St.
Barnabas church since as well as Hayden's latest literary tome, which just may be his worst yet. Part of the reason I didn't like this book as well as the last two concerns susing out the whodunnit. The complex details involved in the murder had to be repeated at regular intervals and never got any easier to follow. Also, I was happier following Hayden's convoluted logic to the solution of the case than having the case solved by--well, don't want to spoil it--someone else.
I've become used to finding pleasure in the wonderful irreverence of Hayden's view of life at St. Barnabas Episcopal now, so I don't feel the same sense of guilty pleasure. Actually, I begin to see that the pomp and politics inherent in organized religion may need to be exposed now and then. We humans tend to do religion in a kind of laughable manner at times. Nov 01, Judy rated it really liked it. This is the third book in this liturgical mystery series and I'm still loving them. In this outing, Hayden Konig, full-time police chief of St.
Germaine, North Carolina near Boone , part-time Episcopal Choirmaster, and aspiring mystery novelist of the most lurid prose ever--he's trying to channel Raymond Chandler is the primary suspect in some mischief and vandalism that is steadily escalating in St. To make matters worse, All Saint's Day is approaching when a body is discovered hid This is the third book in this liturgical mystery series and I'm still loving them.
To make matters worse, All Saint's Day is approaching when a body is discovered hidden in the church's altar that apparently was placed there during the s, and yet the body is perfectly preserved. What's up with that? And the two bits of icing on the cupcake are 1. Chaos, as usual, ensues. Sep 09, Deb rated it really liked it Shelves: Has Hayden gone over the edge? He's seeing the ghost of Raymond Chandler, and he doesn't have alibis for some pretty ugly incidents that have been occurring in St.
Who else would know that Prince Esterhazy was the composer Hayden's patron so therefore the person who stole the Immaculate Conception and put it up for sale on eBay could only be Hayden Konig. And he would certainly know all the verses to an obscure hymn that forms the pattern for the ugly incidents.
This is another very fu Has Hayden gone over the edge? This is another very funny installment of Mark Schweizer's Liturgical Mystery series! Oct 25, Kilian Metcalf rated it really liked it. Anyone who hasn't discovered this series of 'liturgical mysteries' is in for a treat. He also has to grapple with his own attempts at writing a murder mystery, persuading Meg to marry him, and the challenges of church politics. With the help of Raymond Chandler's ghost, he triumphs in the Anyone who hasn't discovered this series of 'liturgical mysteries' is in for a treat.
With the help of Raymond Chandler's ghost, he triumphs in the actual murder. Two out of three ain't bad.