Death in the Covenant (Hardcover)

An Abish Taylor Mystery

By D. A. Bartley

Crooked Lane Books, 9781643851198, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

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Description

The Church is facing a demographic crisis like never before. How far will leaders go to grow Mormon families? And how far will they go to keep their plan secret?
Detective Abish "Abbie" Taylor returned to the mountain town of Pleasant View, Utah, hoping for a quiet life. But that hope dissipates when she wakes to an unsettling phone call. Arriving at the scene of a fatal car accident, she discovers that the victim was one of the most beloved leaders of the Church--and an old family friend.
Abbie is skeptical when her father insists the death was not an accident, but in an attempt to patch up their relationship, she takes a few days off from her job as the sole detective in the police department, and heads to Colonia Ju rez, a former LDS colony in Mexico. There, she uncovers a plan hearkening back to the Church's history of polygamy. But Abbie knows too well that bringing secrets to light can be deadly.
Abbie realizes with a jolt that her investigation could cost her father his job and possibly get him excommunicated. Time is running out for Abbie to save her father's position--and her own life--as dark forces close in, and the outlook for Pleasant View turns decidedly unpleasant.


About the Author

D. A. Bartley is a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She traces her family history back to the earliest days of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent much of her childhood in Utah, but her parents were incurable travelers. She was born in Scotland and lived in Germany, France and Russia. After studying international relations, politics and law, D. A. worked both as an attorney and an academic in Manhattan. In the end, though, she could not escape her life-long love of mysteries. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughter and son.