Out of the Deep I Cry

Out of the Deep I Cry

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
When a doctor from a local free clinic disappears, Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ van Alstyne avoid their growing feelings for each other and pursue an investigation with links to the Jazz Age, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. By the author of A Fountain Filled with Blood. 40,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Award winning author Julia Spencer-Fleming does it again in this third mystery featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and Sheriff Russ Van Alstyne in the small town of Millers Kill, N.Y. As the small town's gossip increasingly speculates about the Rev.'s ambigous relationship with the married Sheriff, a more urgent problem is the disappearance of the doctor of Millers Kill's free clinic, a town institution with roots in events from the 20s and 30s. Digging into the roots of these disturbing happenings, Russ and Clare find that painful events from the town's past can still roil the peace of Millers Kill.
Out of the Deep I Cry is a 2005 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.



Holtzbrinck
Award winning author Julia Spencer-Fleming does it again in this third mystery featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and Sheriff Russ Van Alstyne in the small town of Millers Kill, N.Y. As the small town's gossip increasingly speculates about the Rev.'s ambigous relationship with the married Sheriff, a more urgent problem is the disappearance of the doctor of Millers Kill's free clinic, a town institution with roots in events from the 20s and 30s. Digging into the roots of these disturbing happenings, Russ and Clare find that painful events from the town's past can still roil the peace of Millers Kill.


Blackwell North Amer
On April 1, 1930, Jonathan Ketchem's wife, Jane, walked from her house to the police department to ask for help in finding her husband. The men, worn out from a night of chasing bootleggers, did what they could. No one ever saw Jonathan Ketchem again.
But the Ketchems were far from forgotten. Over time, the family died off - except for Jane Ketchem herself (whom everyone but a few stubborn optimists/pessimists decided had been made a widow by Jonathan's disappearance). When Jane inherited substantial funds and a successful dairy business, she grew the money shrewdly enough to be able to endow a charitable clinic bearing the Ketchem name.
The clinic was a solid institution in the town when Clare Fergusson took the position of priest of Millers Kill Episcopal Church. Now the disappearance of the clinic's physician results in another seemingly unavoidable collaboration between Clare and police chief Russ Van Alstyne. Clare, a former army chopper pilot, has already proved herself a more-than-capable detective when serious local crimes brought the two together to work them out. Now they are at it again and still battling the mutual attraction that they can't acknowledge or allow because Van Alstyne is married.
The author has enriched her telling of this tale by drawing in episodes from Millers Kill - and Jane Ketchem's past. What happened in 1970 and 1950 and 1924 may have hard replies to the questions that have remained unanswered until now.

Baker
& Taylor

When a doctor from a local free clinic disappears, Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson and police chief Russ van Alstyne pursue an investigation with links to the jazz age, prohibition, and the Great Depression.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312312626
0312312628
Branch Call Number: Mystery Spe
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 25 cm

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LadyJaneBrais
Aug 03, 2016

This is the 3rd book in this series, and like the others, it doesn't disappoint. Cleverly written using historical background story, it is one of the best so far. I don't feel the religious element is crammed down my throat. I was raised Catholic and the prayer and dedication of the main character doesn't offend me, although I am no longer a church-goer.

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jaldrich
Nov 15, 2014

I couldn't get into this book, and finally stopped trying. The first book in this series was pretty good, but I quit reading the 2nd one when I was tired of having a certain subject crammed down my throat at every turn. I guess I'm just not a fan of the author at this point. She seems to have a very definite agenda.

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clairea
Dec 11, 2013

This is one of a series involving two main characters; town police chief and female minister. Story line typically includes a crime or mystery to investigate. Best to start with first book as the series develops the relationship between the main characters. Enjoyable and easy read.

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cat13
Sep 08, 2013

Very entertaining mystery. Flashbacks are handled well and are not a hinderance to the story. Can't wait to read the rest of the series

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lpreston214
Jun 05, 2013

Very good entry in the series; maybe my favorite so far. Russ investigates the disappearance of a local doctor and Clare gets involved because the funding for the doctor's clinic gets diverted to St. Alban's for a new roof. This author has an uncanny and beliveable way to get a priest involved in police investigations and into dangerous spots. Kind of crazy but lots of fun. Also things are heating up between Russ and Clare.

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