The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries Series
The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries books in order
Amateur detective/police procedural mysteries with a romantic element.Clare Fergusson is the priest at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Miller's Kill, New York. Untraditional in every sense, she's not just a "lady," she's a tough ex-Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. When a mystery appears at her church door, she meets the town's police chief, R…
9 books in series
#1In the Bleak Midwinter
A female priest in a small New York town must prove herself to the traditional parish while navigating a chilly reception from some members of her congregation and the police chief. When a newborn baby is abandoned on the church stairs and a young mother is brutally murdered, she finds herself in the midst of an investigation, all while battling her growing attraction to the married chief. This gripping and atmospheric novel will make you feel like you're right in the middle of the snowy and secretive town of Millers Kill.
#2A Fountain Filled with Blood
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 2)
A Fountain Filled with Blood is a gripping mystery novel set in a small town in upstate New York. Episcopal priest Reverend Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ Van Alstyne team up again to solve a murder case that unravels the darkest secrets of their community. Julia Spencer-Fleming masterfully weaves a tale that proves that even in a seemingly peaceful town, evil can lurk just beneath the surface.
#3Out of the Deep I Cry
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 3)
Decades after Jonathan Ketchem vanished without a trace, another person is missing in Miller's Kill, NY - the physician of the clinic that bears the Ketchem name. Suspicion falls on a volatile single mother, but Reverend Clare Fergusson and Russ investigate and uncover secrets that span generations. Will their search for the truth put them in danger? Out of the Deep I Cry is a riveting small-town mystery that will keep you hooked until the very end.
#4To Darkness and to Death
A quiet day in a small Adirondack town quickly turns chaotic as an interconnected web of blood and acquaintance leads to revenge, blackmail, assault, kidnapping, and murder. The Chief of Police and Reverend find themselves struggling to make sense of their town's plunge into chaos and their own chaotic emotions. To Darkness and to Death is a poignant tale of how even the smallest of towns can harbor evil, and the power of love in the face of fear.
#5All Mortal Flesh
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 5)
A small town murder mystery unravels the forbidden attraction between Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne and the local priest, Clare Fergusson. When Russ's estranged wife is found butchered in their home, rumors begin to fly and secrets are revealed. Betrayal and evil lie hidden behind the quaint facade of Millers Kill. Get ready for an explosion of emotions in this gripping novel that will leave you clamoring for more.
#6I Shall Not Want
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 6)
Love, heartbreak, and suspense collide in a small town in upstate New York. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne deals with a breaking-and-entering, troubles within his own family, and a new officer in his department. Reverend Clare Fergusson tries to keep everyone pleased whilst struggling with her own pain. A Mexican farmhand's discovery of a murder victim ignites fear that a serial killer is on the loose. As the violence draws closer to home, two former lovers must find a way to trust each other again. In "I Shall Not Want", Julia Spencer-Fleming delivers an emotional and thrilling read that will keep you hooked until the very end.
#7One Was a Soldier
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 7)
Five veterans gather in Millers Kill to make sense of their war experiences. They find murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to each other and their small Adirondack town. Rev. Clare Fergusson wants to forget her combat helicopter pilot past and focus on Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne. Each veteran struggles with the aftermath of war, and when one dies under suspicious circumstances, they launch an unorthodox investigation that uncovers deceit in their town and beyond. Julia Spencer-Fleming's One Was a Soldier is a gripping mystery that explores loyalty, resilience, and the long-lasting impact of war.
#8Through the Evil Days
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 8)
A chilling mystery novel that follows the lives of chief police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson. When they are called to a deadly kidnapping and double homicide, their personal and professional lives spiral out of control in the space of one week. With the prospect of fatherhood and a tough church investigation looming, the characters fight personal battles that threaten to destroy everything they have worked for. This eighth book in the Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery series is sure to captivate readers with its gripping plot and skilled craftsmanship.
#9Hid from Our Eyes
A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 9)
This gripping novel takes readers through three different time periods as three different police chiefs investigate murders with startlingly similar MOs. As pressure mounts, the latest chief must solve the crime before he himself is removed from the case. With the help of his team and a determined reverend, the investigation leads to unexpected revelations. This long-awaited book is sure to captivate fans with the masterful storytelling of Julia Spencer-Fleming.