I read Lie Down in Green Pastures (The Pslam 23 Mysteries)
when it was on promo, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now that this book is on offer I just couldn't resist. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as the other book this is still a good read.
Church secretary Cindy has plans for a daring weekend, she is going to go speed dating, but Friday evening she has a charity event to attend to. Looking for the organiser's PA she finds he is dead, and then that a dog has gone missing. From there on things start happening. Homeless people turning up dead, dogs going missing and the police clueless. At the same time a ghost from Jeremiah's past, the rabbi of the synagogue next door to Cindy's church, finds a former friend dead on his lawn.
As the police start to piece together what is happening, so is Cindy, and when Mark, one of the lead investigators on the case has his wife kidnapped she moves in to solve the case and rescue the woman. Although Jeremiah is far from well he keeps tabs on Cindy, thus hoping to keep her safe.
I am a big Sherlock Holmes fan and so this mystery wasn't really that difficult to solve, if you are also a Holmes fan you will recognise this novel as reminiscent of one of the great detective's short tales. Although undoubtedly inspired by a Holmes story though, this is a good modern twist on that plot.