A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."
"Greatest ever? Maybe not, but great, yes!"
It's summer on the picture book island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Olympia Brown is the summer minister, and she suspects that an elderly parishioner is the target of a nasty confidence operation. Much to the consternation of her colleague, Father Jim, and Frederick, her English gentleman, Olympia puts her own life in danger when she intervenes. Sparks fly, tempers flare, and Olympia ends up on the wrong side of a loaded gun.
Professor and college chaplain Olympia Brown learns that one of her students is being recruited by a shadowy religious cult. She and colleague Father Jim Sawicki join forces to infiltrate the group and rescue the girl before she becomes another victim of their deadly mission. Assisted by Olympia's resident house-ghost, the spectral Miss Winslow, the two unorthodox clerics encounter a menacing tangle of religious hypocrisy woven against the dark side of human nature as they race against the clock to expose the cult's bloody underbelly.
When the minister and a young mother, both members of the same church, disappear without warning, the Reverend Doctor Olympia Brown is called in to help. She soon suspects a connection between the missing women and charismatic Pastor Markham from the church across the street. With investigative assistance from her best friend, Father Jim, and support from her beloved Frederick, Olympia discovers Markham’s long and well-concealed history of sexual misconduct.
When a vicious alcoholic dies in a suspicious house fire, Rev. Olympia Brown and Father Jim Sawicki stretch the boundaries of their religious vows to prove his death is accidental and not murder. But evidence to the contrary is mounting and the curious clerical twosome have little time to learn the truth and prevent the daughter that the man abused for years from ending her own life.
When Olympia Brown is invited to attend a religious conference in England, she soon discovers there is more than faith on the agenda. Someone on staff has a well-calculated plan to destroy The Moorlands, including the great stone house itself. Olympia discovers embezzlement, tainted food, and a prescient housecat named Thomas, all of which eventually fit into a pattern - but not before she falls victim to a killer's twisted plot.
Rev. Olympia Brown is serving as a chaplain in a Boston hospital when she finds a colleague in a compromising situation involving a patient. Things rapidly move from uncomfortable to unsafe, and Olympia ends up running for her life. Even Father Jim, her partner in sleuthing, and Frederick, Olympia's lovable Englishman, can't protect her from a murderous psychopath with an unholy mission.