Christian charity is not much in evidence in the parish of St Margaret's, even among those who espouse it most loudly. When David Middleton-Brown investigates murder, he discovers more than he ever wanted to know about greed, hypocrisy, ambition - and the cost of love.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Kate Charles, who was described by the Oxford Times as "a most English writer", is in fact an expatriate American, though an unashamedly Anglophilic one. She has a special interest and expertise in clerical mysteries, and lectures on crime novels with church backgrounds. After more than twenty years in Bedford, Kate and her husband now live in Ludlow with their Border Terrier, Rosie.
Kate is a former Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and the Barbara Pym Society. She is a member of the prestigious Detection Club. In 2012 she was the recipient of the George N. Dove Award for Contributions to the Field of Crime Fiction, recognising her work as co-organiser of the St Hilda's Crime and Mystery Conference since 1994.
Her favourite hobby is visiting churches, and this interest is reflected in her various church society memberships, particularly WATCH (Women and the Church) and her enthusiastic support of Music in Country Churches. Kate also enjoys cooking, reading, music, and singing in the church choir.