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JACK IN THE PULPIT
CYNTHIA RIGGS
ISBN: 0-373-26553-0
January 2006
St. Martin’s Press, Incorporated
175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY10010-7848
Paperback
$5.99 U.S./$6.99 Canada
251 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 5 Cups

Victoria Trumbull is a ninety-two-year old who is as alert and lively as anyone half her age. She has a sound mind and has opened up her home to her granddaughter.

Elizabeth lives with her grandmother, Victoria, after leaving her husband of seven years.Casey O’Neill is the new police chief. She seeks Victoria’s assistance when it comes to learning about the town’s citizens while unraveling clues.

Lockwood, Elizabeth’s husband, is not far away as he waits for the right time to approach Elizabeth.

Elizabeth left her abusive husband to live with her grandmother, only to be caught up in the happenings in the area. Thanks to her grandmother, Victoria keeps an eye on everything. In one month the town has seen the strange sudden deaths of four church members who handsomely gave, and it is quite upsetting. Suspicion leads to food left incognito on the front steps of the deceased. Victoria has a razor-sharp eye when it comes to solving murders and when she teams up with the new police chief, two heads are better than one - especially when they are searching for a killer. They have a list of suspects; including local ministers, a deliveryman for meals on wheels, not to mention a grand son-in-law who will stop at nothing to get to Elizabeth.

Jack in the Pulpit is a cleverly written story filled with a variety of wealthy and vibrant suspects that consist of a local church minister with his descendant, and their wives. The
secondary characters blend in to make the story more realistic to lend creativity to the story. Ms. Riggs writes an interesting murder mystery and I love the way the spunky amateur sleuth is a well-aged woman full of wisdom and when she was voted deputy! It deserves a 5!

Cherokee
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