In the bleak midwinter: Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
It's a cold, snowy December in the upstate New York town of Millers Kill, and newly ordained Clare Fergusson is on thin ice as the first female priest of its small Episcopal church. The ancient regime running the parish covertly demands that she prove herself as a leader. However, her blunt manner, honed by years as an army pilot, is meeting with a chilly reception from some members of her congregation and Chief of Police Russ Van Alystyne, in particular, doesn't know what to make of her, or how to address "a lady priest" for that matter. The last thing she needs is trouble, but that is exactly what she finds. When a newborn baby is abandoned on the church stairs and a young mother is brutally murdered, Clare has to pick her way through the secrets and silence that shadow that town like the ever-present Adirondack mountains. As the days dwindle down and the attraction between the avowed priest and the married police chief grows, Clare will need all her faith, tenacity, and courage to stand fast against a killer's icy heart. In the Bleak Midwinter is one of the most outstanding Malice Domestic winners the contest has seen. The compelling atmosphere-the kind of very cold and snowy winter that is typical of upstate New York-will make you reach for another sweater. The characters are fully and believably drawn and you will feel like they are your old friends and find yourself rooting for them every step of the way.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781250006516
9780312288471
9780312940553
9780312986766
9781410470768
9781429909051
9780792741503
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1e5028b2-e8b0-09e4-0ebf-a1afae3275b5
Grouping Title in the bleak midwinter
Grouping Author spencer fleming julia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-01-23 22:44:13PM
Last Indexed 2020-01-22 23:42:17PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Spencer-Fleming, Julia.
author_display Spencer-Fleming, Julia
available_at_catalog Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Hermitage - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Large Print
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
display_description

It's a cold, snowy December in the upstate New York town of Millers Kill, and newly ordained Clare Fergusson is on thin ice as the first female priest of its small Episcopal church. The ancient regime running the parish covertly demands that she prove herself as a leader. However, her blunt manner, honed by years as an army pilot, is meeting with a chilly reception from some members of her congregation and Chief of Police Russ Van Alystyne, in particular, doesn't know what to make of her, or how to address "a lady priest" for that matter.



The last thing she needs is trouble, but that is exactly what she finds. When a newborn baby is abandoned on the church stairs and a young mother is brutally murdered, Clare has to pick her way through the secrets and silence that shadow that town like the ever-present Adirondack mountains. As the days dwindle down and the attraction between the avowed priest and the married police chief grows, Clare will need all her faith, tenacity, and courage to stand fast against a killer's icy heart.



In the Bleak Midwinter is one of the most outstanding Malice Domestic winners the contest has seen. The compelling atmosphere-the kind of very cold and snowy winter that is typical of upstate New York-will make you reach for another sweater. The characters are fully and believably drawn and you will feel like they are your old friends and find yourself rooting for them every step of the way.


format_catalog Book
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 1e5028b2-e8b0-09e4-0ebf-a1afae3275b5
isbn 9780312288471
9780312940553
9780312986766
9780792741503
9781250006516
9781410470768
9781429909051
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000180521 35192028084626 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Spencer 1 false false On Hold Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000180521 35192047904689 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Spencer 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000180521 35192030626042 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Spencer 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000441088 35192046320044 Hermitage - Adult Large Print Fiction Spencer Large Type 1 false false In Transit for Hold HM
overdrive:1d8d69f3-9e35-45d6-9789-44ee8cbfd34e -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
overdrive:b764c6e3-28de-4b79-bc01-9076617bc0fa -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Checked Out
itype_catalog
Book
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2020-01-23T05:42:17.766Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Spencer
Fiction Spencer Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Richland Park
primary_isbn 9781250006516
publishDate 2002
2007
2010
2014
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000180521 Book Books 1st ed. English Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, c2002. 308 p. ; 22 cm.
ils:CARL0000441088 Large Print Books Large print edition. English Thorndike Press, 2014. 557 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
overdrive:1d8d69f3-9e35-45d6-9789-44ee8cbfd34e eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2010
overdrive:b764c6e3-28de-4b79-bc01-9076617bc0fa eBook eBook English St. Martin's Publishing Group 2007
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000180521 35192028084626 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000180521 35192047904689 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000180521 35192030626042 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000441088 35192046320044 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
overdrive:1d8d69f3-9e35-45d6-9789-44ee8cbfd34e -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:b764c6e3-28de-4b79-bc01-9076617bc0fa -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
series Reverend Clare Fergusson mysteries
series_with_volume Reverend Clare Fergusson mysteries|1
subject_facet Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
Episcopal Church -- Clergy -- Fiction
Episcopalians -- Fiction
Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Large type books
New York (State) -- Fiction
Police chiefs -- Fiction
Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Women clergy -- Fiction
title_display In the bleak midwinter
title_full In the Bleak Midwinter Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery Series, Book 1
In the bleak midwinter / Julia Spencer-Fleming
In the bleak midwinter [text (large print)] / by Julia Spencer-Fleming
title_short In the bleak midwinter
title_sub Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery Series, Book 1
topic_facet Clergy
Detective and mystery stories, American
Episcopalians
Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character)
Fiction
Large type books
Mystery
Police chiefs
Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character)
Women clergy