James (katsurian) wrote,

But Why Shoot the Magistrate? by Patricia Sprinkle

I just finished But Why Shoot the Magistrate? by Patricia Sprinkle. It's the 2nd book in her MacLaren Yarbrough series. I rate this 309 page mystery a7.
When a popular youth pastor is accused of a grisly crime, MacLaren Yarbrough won't rest until she finds the truth. Her gut instinct tells her Luke Blessed is innocent. Still, how could the dream he had on the night a young woman was murdered depict the crime with such chilling accuracy?
As MacLaren tracks down clues from all corners of Hopewell, Georgia, four likely suspects emerge. but the police aren't buying her theories. Even her husband, local magistrate Joe Riddley, resists her amateur sleuthing. This case, he feels, is too dangerous.
Just how dangerous, both of them are about to discover. The assailantstrikes again, leaving Joe comatose from a gunshot wound to the head. And suddenly, a new question stares MacLaren in the face. It's the most perplexing question of all - and the most personal: Why shoot the magistrate?
Tags: 2006, patricia sprinkle

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