In the Bleak Midwinter: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery
When a newborn infant is left at her church door, Clare Fergusson, the new Episcopalian priest in town, strikes up a friendship with Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne. They’re both ex-Army and find they have a lot in common…but he’s married and so friendship is all that they can be. As they search for the baby’s mother, they discover troubling secrets hiding in their small Upstate New York town. The complexity of the townspeople make for an interesting contrast to the building mystery. Readers tell me they keep coming back for the way Clare and Russ navigate their friendship and how this series explores the real human motivations that can lead to crime.