A Linda Wallheim Mystery

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 196 ratings

The Bishop's Wife Publisher's Summary

In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets.

Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons and a grim and cunningly twisted mystery.

Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother whose days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling.

But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward. One cold winter morning, a neighbor, Jared Helm, appears on the Wallheims' doorstep with his five-year-old daughter, claiming that his wife, Carrie, disappeared in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owns. The circumstances surrounding Carrie's disappearance become more suspicious the more Linda learns about them, and she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as an abandoned husband.

Kurt asks Linda not to get involved in the unfolding family saga, but she has become obsessed with Carrie's fate - and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?

©2014 Mette Ivie Harrison (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Bishop's Wife

    • By: Mette Ivie Harrison
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother whose days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One Non-Misogynist Man's Opinion - Worth Reading

    • By jonmontanavega on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • His Right Hand

    • A Linda Wallheim Mystery
    • By: Mette Ivie Harrison
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim fears for the safety of the people in her community when Karl Ashby, the ward's second counselor (the bishop's right-hand man), is found dead in an elaborately staged murder. Linda tries to console Karl's grieving children and wife, but matters are complicated when the autopsy reveals that Karl was a biological woman.

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    • Wacky, addictive, and over the top

    • By Science Teacher on 04-12-17

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  • Book 3

    • For Time and All Eternities

    • By: Mette Ivie Harrison
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    The Mormon Church may have disavowed the polygamy it became so famous for in the 19th century, but for some Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints, "plural marriage" isn't just ancient history. Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim is stunned to learn her son Kenneth has gotten engaged to a young woman from a polygamous family. Naomi Carter may have left the religion she grew up in, but the Carters will still be the Wallheims' in-laws once Kenneth and Naomi are married.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The First Two? Great? This One? Fuggedaboutit

    • By Godwillen on 04-23-17

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  • Book 4

    • Not of This Fold

    • Linda Wallheim Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Mette Ivie Harrison
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Now that all five of her sons have left home, Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim has quite a bit of time on her hands, most of which she spends worrying about the state of the country and how her youngest son, Samuel, who is openly gay, is faring on his mission in Boston. She has also become close with one of the women in her ward, Gwen Ferris. But Gwen is quickly losing faith in the church, and her issues with the Mormon power structure are only reinforced by her calling in Draper's local "Spanish ward".

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