A Body in the Belfry – A First Ladies Club Mystery
Small town secrets can lead to big trouble.
When Reverend Merrillanne Bishop accepts leadership of the First Baptist church in the picturesque seaside community of Bannoch, Oregon, she doesn’t know what to expect. Not everybody is pleased with the idea of a female pastor, but Merrill is determined to prove to everybody—including herself—that she belongs in the pulpit.
Merrill has a talent for seeing the good in even the worst situations and soon finds friends. When she meets Peter, a Seattle reporter offering her more than friendship, life seems sweet. But the bliss of romantic moonlit walks and seaside bonfires withers one stormy night when Merrill discovers a body in her church’s bell tower.
As the frightening discoveries continue, Merrill struggles to comfort her flock, knowing full-well one of them could be a killer.
About J.B. Hawker (Oakland, California Author)
Currently living in the wilds of Northern California, J.B. is a woman of a certain age with a lot of living behind her, who looks forward to all the great adventures ahead.
J.B. mines the richness of her history as a pastor’s wife in small communities all over the Western United States to people her not-quite-cozy mystery/thrillers. (If you’ve ever attended a small town church, you may even recognize some of her characters.)
Writing from a Christian perspective, her stories include men and women at all stages in their faith walk, along with some truly scary villains.