Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Blurb Friday/The Preacher Murders

Lisa over at is celebrating a full year of Friday Book Blurbs. They are fun and mentally challenging. Visit Lisa's blog for full rules to play and how to do this 150 word writing assigment. I have fallen off from writing the book blurbs, the mircofiction, and Centus only because life intervenes!

Even now I am racing to get out of the house, to get the day started. My blurb isn't my best one, but it sure is better than nothing-I hope! Maybe when March comes in, I can get back on my writing track, do better.

The Preacher Murders

No one in Ridge Corners could figure out any reason or explanation for the sudden rash of deaths in the village. Seven people had died in the last year of various causes, and one just plain disappeared.
Then at cranky old Olivia Hussing’s wake, Reverend Josiah gave an impassioned prayer service the night before her funeral. It was Bill Tuttle who noted Olivia couldn’t have been helped into Heaven any better than if a choir of angels escorted her through the pearly gates. One by one, the local citizens began to count up when the deaths started, and they seemed to happen only after Rev. Josiah came to preach for them in the steepled white country church.

Who wouldn’t want Rev. Josiah to sing and wale for them, his tenor voice rising to the rafters. He put on a good burial. But could he be keeping himself in business?


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Now this is really great! Munchhausens by Proxy by a man of the cloth instead of a crazy mother.

I would love to read your book.

Kathy M.

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, I do love a good preacher mystery. Welcome back to BBF, Claudia, let's help Lisa keep this meme going. I'll start by buying your book!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sandra Davies said...

Well, obviously ... but how? and why? An excellent blurb.

Lynn said...

An interesting twist that makes me want to know more. What's with the murder going on with these blurbs? LOL.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Josiah is a nut job of the first order. . .and I can't wait to read about him! Or maybe it's just a little too obvious and your going to lead me somewhere else once I start reading. Nice one, Claudia! Thanks for playing. :)

Tammy said...

What a great take!