- Hardcover: 372 pages
- Publisher: The Mysterious Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0892966394
- ISBN-13: 978-0892966394
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,028,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evil Angels Among Them Hardcover – October 1, 1996
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Another English rectory murder mystery from Charles. A series of uncharitable happenings and signs of communal tension under the placid surface lead the meek rector of St. Michael and All Angels to exclaim in exasperation "This parish is a cesspit." Obscene phone calls to his wife, a distinctly unwelcoming attitude toward a new parishioner in a lesbian relationship, and the refusal of the churchwardens to pay church dues, are all signs of this discontent. When one of the churchwardens is murdered, outside help is needed to empty the cesspit. That help comes in the dependable shape of David Middleton-Brown, a London attorney and amateur sleuth.
From Publishers Weekly
The Nick and Nora Charles of the church set, lawyer David Middleton-Brown and artist Lucy Kingsley star in Charles's fifth Book of Psalms mystery (A Dead Man Out of Mind, etc.). Walston is a "small, rather undistinguished Norfolk village" whose landscape is dominated by the spire of the magnificent church of St. Michael and All Angels. Apparently, it's only the landscape that the church dominates, for the inhabitants practice most of the deadly sins and a few that are just plain annoying. First, there's the less than warm welcome given the new minister, earnest and sensitive Stephen Thorncroft, by his new parishioners, and the overly heated one his young bride Becca endures from an obscene phone caller. Enid Bletsoe raises busybodyness to a murderous degree after learning that newcomer Gillian English, a young divorced mother whom Enid planned to take under her wing, has a woman lover. Plotting to take Gillian's young daughter from her, Enid makes a quiet charge of child abuse. Then Flora Newell, vestry member and child welfare worker beginning to investigate the abuse charges, is found dead on Gillian's doorstep. With the plot rolling in earnest, Stephen and Becca call in their friends, Middleton-Brown and Kingsley, to pursue a discreet investigation. Meanwhile, everyone is worshipping together on Sundays. Charles's characterizations are entertainingly venomous and penetrating, with just enough believable goodness to balance the equally believable evil at play under Walston's serene surface.
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What sets Kate Charles and her heroine, The Rev. Callie Anson, apart from the others is her emphasis on the issues and personalities found in church congregations. Charles, herself with years of experience in church offices, uses the idiosyncracies, the power struggles, the divisive issues of the day, to pepper this book and flesh out her character portraits. While most clergy can tell you the name of each of the individuals in Charles' books as that personality appeared in each of their parishes, they are anything but flat portraits or stereotypes.
Couple an enticing mystery, a budding romance, and the "hook" of people and issues with whom one has had to struggle in one's own work, and you have a page-turner for sure! Of course it helps that Charles and I agree on the issues!!