Edition: First printing.
London: Allison & Busby, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Callie Anson series - Life in the clergy is quiet, respectful, peaceful or so Callie Anson believes when she begins her new job as curate to the Reverend Brian Stanford at All Saints Church in Paddington. Little does she realise how wrong she could be.The deep-seated hatred shown by some of her respected male colleagues takes her by surprise, particularly an attack made by Father Jonah Adimola, a hard-line conservative Nigerian priest. When Father Adimola is found strangled to death the next day, her friend and mentor Frances Cherry is suspected of his murder. With DI Neville Stewart heading the investigation, it is not long before the ecclesiastical faade is chipped away to reveal the ugly truths behind it. SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-749083778.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.