Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries
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(4.1 based on 702 ratings)
  • 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
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    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
    (139)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    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)
  • 3
    Out of the Deep I Cry: The Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Series, Book 3 | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    Out of the Deep I Cry: The Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    When the local doctor disappears from the small town of Millers Kill, New York, it doesn't take long for the gossip-mongers to start insinuating foul play. Amid escalating suspicions that he was "disposed of" due to his ongoing fight to prevent authorities from cutting his clinic's funding, Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ van Alstyne are enlisted to investigate. Neither could have bargained for what they discover, however, as they pursue an investigation that takes them deep into the past.

    My favorite so far in the series.

    The plot is unique and complex. I especially enjoyed the flashback chapters from Mrs. Ketchum in the 1920s. It lead me to research the Adirondacks..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2016 by Rebecca E Smith ()
  • 4
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  • 5
    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
    (75)
    Performance
    (51)
    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.

    Fabulous series, great writing

    I love the complexity of the people in this series. The relationship between Russ and Clare gets especially complicated in this one. The tension betwe..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 07 2016 by Catherine (Mercer Island, WA, United States)
  • 6
    I Shall Not Want: The Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Series, Book 6 | Julia Spencer-Fleming

    I Shall Not Want: The Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julia Spencer-Fleming
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    In the searing conclusion to All Mortal Flesh, Russ' balance between duty and desire was broken by his wife's tragic death. Now Russ and Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson are separated by a wall of guilt and grief. When a Mexican farmhand stumbles over a Latino man killed with a single shot to the back of his head, Clare is drawn into the investigation. The discovery of two more bodies ignites fears that a serial killer is loose in the rural town while Russ is plagued by the media hysteria.

    Super read

    I have thoroughly enjoyed every Russ and Clare novel and hoping Ms Fleming will have a new novel soon,

    Reviewed on July 18 2016 by ELMA K HOUCK ()
  • 6.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 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
    (149)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (110)

    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
    (124)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (112)

    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 ()