A Lie for a Lie (Ministry is Murder Mystery)
by Emilie Richards
Cover Artist: Ben Perini
Review by Mel Jacob
Berkley Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425226643
Date: 03 February 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In her new mystery, A Lie for a Lie, Emilie Richards puts Aggie Sloan-Wilcox in the middle of a community talent show ala American Idol with responsibility for keeping the arrogant, self-centered judge Grady Barber happy. A local boy who hit the big time in Hollywood, with a career now on the skids, he judges local talent shows around the country and preys on women contestants. He has more enemies than friends and makes new ones all the time. Meanwhile, Aggie has to keep her family functioning, especially after her minister husband mentions their teenage daughter in a sermon. From official release/information:
Product Description: Actor and singer Grady Barber has returned to his hometown to judge the Emerald Springs Idyll, a talent show to help raise funds for the local hospital. As the newest volunteer on the fund-raising committee, Aggie is assigned the unenviable task of ensuring that Grady's needs are met. Unfortunately, Grady's needs are legion as are the enemies he makes.
So when Aggie stumbles upon his dead body, she isn't terribly surprised. But when "Sister" Nora, of a controversial circus that preaches the dangers of global warming, turns out to be Grady's ex-wife, seh is surprised. And when Nora is arrested for his murder, more than Aggie's patience is tried. She must use every skill to clear the name of the unlikely prophet, before Nora spends her final days preaching on death row.