Death of a Liturgist
.Some people are just dying for change…
St. Rita’s was a vibrant suburban church whose parishioners liked things on the traditional side: old-fashioned hymns from the choir and no-nonsense preaching from the priests, pious devotions in the chapel and warm pastries in the rectory kitchen.
All that ended the day the liturgist arrived.
He promised to bring the parish “up to date,” to get more people to “participate,” to make the Mass more appealing to the tastes of modern Catholics.
But all he did was make enemies; it seems St. Rita’s wasn’t ready to “sing a new church into being” quite yet. So when the liturgist turned up dead, under violent and mysterious circumstances, everyone was a suspect…
Death of a Liturgist features the return of Francesca Bibbo, the irrepressible heroine of Death in the Choir. Join her and the rest of St. Rita’s eccentric crew, including Sister Therese, Detective Tony Viscardi, and Ignatius the Hamster (with a little help from the archbishop, too), as they try to solve the mystery—and make St. Rita’s safe for tradition again.
Lorraine V. Murray, PhD, is the author of The Abbess of Andalusia, Grace Notes, Why Me? Why Now?, Confessions of an Ex-Feminist, and a mystery novel, Death in the Choir. She's also a columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Bulletin, and works at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University. Lorraine and her husband, Jef, live in Decatur, Georgia, and are parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Her website is www.lorrainevmurray.com.
Paperback: 221 pages