Out of the Deep I Cry

Out of the Deep I Cry

Book - 2004
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On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife Jane walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband. The men, worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers, did what they could. But no one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again...

Now decades later, someone else is missing in Miller's Kill, NY. This time it's the physician of the clinic that bears the Ketchem name. Suspicion falls on a volatile single mother with a grudge against the doctor, but Reverend Clare Fergusson isn't convinced. As Clare and Russ investigate, they discover that the doctor's disappearance is linked to a bloody trail going all the way back to the hardscrabble Prohibition era. As they draw ever closer to the truth, their attraction for each othergrows increasingly more difficult to resist. And their search threatens to uncover secrets that snake from one generation to the next--and to someone who's ready to kill.

Julia Spencer-Fleming has created the most intriguing entry yet in her Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-winning detective series, which "brings new airs and graces to the traditional small-town mystery" ( New York Times Book Review ).

Out of the Deep I Cry is a 2005 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312988883
0312988885
9780312312626
0312312628
Branch Call Number: SPEN
Characteristics: 325 p. : 24 cm

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LadyJaneBrais
Aug 03, 2016

This is the 3rd book in this series, and like the others, it doesn't disappoint. Cleverly written using historical background story, it is one of the best so far. I don't feel the religious element is crammed down my throat. I was raised Catholic and the prayer and dedication of the main character doesn't offend me, although I am no longer a church-goer.

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jaldrich
Nov 15, 2014

I couldn't get into this book, and finally stopped trying. The first book in this series was pretty good, but I quit reading the 2nd one when I was tired of having a certain subject crammed down my throat at every turn. I guess I'm just not a fan of the author at this point. She seems to have a very definite agenda.

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clairea
Dec 11, 2013

This is one of a series involving two main characters; town police chief and female minister. Story line typically includes a crime or mystery to investigate. Best to start with first book as the series develops the relationship between the main characters. Enjoyable and easy read.

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cat13
Sep 08, 2013

Very entertaining mystery. Flashbacks are handled well and are not a hinderance to the story. Can't wait to read the rest of the series

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lpreston214
Jun 05, 2013

Very good entry in the series; maybe my favorite so far. Russ investigates the disappearance of a local doctor and Clare gets involved because the funding for the doctor's clinic gets diverted to St. Alban's for a new roof. This author has an uncanny and beliveable way to get a priest involved in police investigations and into dangerous spots. Kind of crazy but lots of fun. Also things are heating up between Russ and Clare.

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