JACK IN THE PULPIT
St. Martin’s Press, Incorporated
175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY10010-7848
$5.99 U.S./$6.99 Canada
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
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!
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