Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries
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  • 1
    In the Bleak Midwinter | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (138)
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    (90)
    Story
    (91)

    Clare Fergusson, St. Alban's new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller's Kill, New York. She is not just a "lady"; she's a tough ex-Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town's police chief, Russ Van Alstyne, who's also ex-Army and a cynical good shepherd for the stray sheep of his hometown.

    Ice Cold Complex Small Town Police Procedural/Mystery

    I really enjoyed this icy, wintery first book in a mystery series set in rural small town upstate New York. The characters and interactions and conne..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2014 by Sara ()
  • 2
    A Fountain Filled With Blood | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    A Fountain Filled With Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Miller's Kill, New York is about as safe as it gets. That's why Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson is shocked when the July Fourth weekend brings a rash of vicious assaults to the scenic town. Even Clare's good friend, police chief Russ Van Alstyne, is shaken by the brutality of the crimes - especially when it appears that the victims were chosen because they are gay.

    A Very Compelling Millers Kill mystery

    I am hooked on Julia Spencer-Fleming's Millers Kill mysteries!
    A perfect formula of not-too-cozy and not-too-grisly with a touch of romantic sus..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2009 by Susanne (East Rochester, NY, United States)
  • 4
    All Mortal Flesh: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    All Mortal Flesh: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (64)
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    (42)
    Story
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    Police Chief Russ van Alstyne doesn't expect any gossip in the town about his carefully contained feelings for the Reverend Clare Fergusson. So he certainly doesn't expect to be the prime suspect when his wife is found murdered in their own home. To the state police, it's an open-and-shut-case of a disaffected husband, silencing first his wife, then the investigation he controls.

    The best one in the series yet -- but it is no 5!

    Probably not -- I rarely read books twice or listen to them twice.

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Elizabeth Holmes (Barrington, RI, United States)
  • 7
    One Was a Soldier | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    One Was a Soldier

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    At the Millers Kill Community Center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she's using alcohol to wipe out. Dr. George Stillman is denying that the head wound he received has left him with something worse than simple migraines. And Officer Eric McCrea is battling to keep his constant rage from affecting his life as a cop and as a father....

    Series Derails

    I have been on a tear reading this series with great enjoyment. So much so that when the middle 5 books were not available here on audible I borrowed..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2015 by Sara ()
  • 8
    Through the Evil Days: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery, Book 8 | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    Through the Evil Days: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (91)

    On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire, that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs.... Currently he's struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy with his proposal for their long-delayed honeymoon: A week in an unelectrified ice-fishing cabin.

    Really???

    This series has gone off the tracks for me ever since book 7. I had #8--this book--in my library so I decided to try it hoping that Spencer-Fleming h..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2015 by Sara ()