Two church-ladies-turned-sleuths are sure to raise more than a little hell when they decide to make crime-solving miracles in this hilarious new novel. . .
They've been laid off, they're broke, and their faith is really being tried. But dedicated Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church members Patience Kash and Joy Karry figure now is the perfect time to pursue their other true calling--becoming private detectives. And if that means putting up with their thug-wannabe cousin Porky's delusions while hilariously interfering with their famous detective godson Percy's investigations, it's still a heaven-sent opportunity to hear all the town dirt and find customers. . .
When a thief steals the prized family Bible right out from under Porky's nose and church funds are missing on Patience's watch, these sisters-in-God find themselves sleuthing out the strangest family and church secrets--and up against someone more than ready to send them to their heavenly reward. Now, they'll need their most inspired hunches, their not-real-fierce dog Felony, and their license-to-missionary to uncover the truth and crack this holy case. . .
"Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style." --Publishers Weekly on Don't Blame the Devil
"Deeply entertaining. . .a rip-roaringly comical read." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin's Dead
"A comic novel about mistakes and second chances." --Library Journal on Don't Blame the Devil
This lighthearted comedic novel from Walker centers around two unemployed cousins, Joy and Patience, who are also restless members of Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church. Their sass and goofy antics extend not just to their dog, Felony, but to a cast of otherworldly characters who are up to no good, as the title suggests. The plot is hard to follow in part because the narrative is cluttered with characters. Walker's language is also riddled with cliches and banal descriptions. Much of what the characters say and do is reminiscent of sitcoms and gospel plays, but readers may still find a few chuckles. After all, the names of the characters, like Prophet Long Jevity, seem made for laughs. There are, however, far more recycled turns of phrase and outlandish people in the book than there are laughs; the title is the best description for the book's overall effect. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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October 30, 2012
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