A Fountain Filled with Blood
A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery
By Julia Spencer-Fleming
(St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312995430, 400pp.)
Publication Date: April 2004
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Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Millers Kill, New York is about as safe as it gets. That's why Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson is shocked when the July Fourth weekend brings a rash of vicious assaults to the scenic town. Even Clare's good friend, police chief Russ Van Alstyne, is shaken by the brutality of the crimes--especially when it appears that the victims were chosen because they are gay. But when a third assault of an out-of-town developer ends in murder, Clare and Russ wonder if the recent crime wave is connected to the victim's controversial plan to open an upscale spa in Miller's Kill. Not all things in the tiny town are what they seem--and soon, Clare and Russ are left to fight their unspoken attraction to one another even as they uncover a labyrinthine conspiracy that threatens to turn deadly for them both...
Julia Spencer-Fleming follows up her award-winning debut mystery, "In the Bleak Midwinter," with the equally riveting "A Fountain Filled with Blood.