Review by Ryder Islington, Author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE, A Trey Fontaine Mystery
Another talented author whose books must go into my library! This is the first of James Lilliefors’ books I’ve read. It won’t be the last. THE PSALMIST is a story that pulls you in from the start. Written in the points of view of Luke Bowers, a pastor in a small town, Amy Hunter, a homicide detective, and a couple of really nasty antagonists, Mr. Lilliefors manages to make the reader angry, sad, hopeful and leery–sometimes all at once.
I recommend this book to lovers of suspense/thrillers as well as mystery. Below is a synopsis, as well as a list of other blogs where you can read interviews and reviews, and put your name in the hat for a free copy of this tandalizing book.
by James Lilliefors
on Tour July 2014
Genre: Crime, Suspense
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: 7/22/2014
Number of Pages:
Series: A Luke Bowers and Amy Hunter Mystery, 1
Luke Bowers is in the good and evil business.
On a cold, late-winter morning in the Chesapeake Bay community of Tidewater County, Bowers discovers a dead woman seated in a pew at the church where he is pastor—her eyes open, her hands clasped as if in prayer.
Nothing at the scene identifies the woman or explains why she was at the church. And when state police homicide investigator Amy Hunter comes to town to head up the case, not everyone is pleased that a young, female outsider has the job. The only lead in solving the crime is a sequence of numbers that has been carved into the victim’s right hand, which Bowers suspects may be a reference to the Book of Psalms.
With Bowers’s help, Hunter follows a chain of seemingly innocuous clues to track down a deranged serial killer and unravel an elusive criminal enterprise that is more powerful than they ever could have imagined.
JAMES LILLIEFORS is a journalist and novelist who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and currently lives and works in Florida. He has written for numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe and the Baltimore Sun. He started his journalism career as a writer and editor for Runner’s World magazine and worked for many years as a newspaper editor and reporter, in Maryland and in Florida, winning a number of reporting awards. Since the late 1990s, Lilliefors has been head writer at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. He is the author of several non-fiction books, including AMERICA’S BOARDWALKS, BALL CAP NATION and HIGHWAY 50, as well as a satirical mystery novel, BANANAVILLE.
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