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A Fountain Filled With Blood (A Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne… (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Julia Spencer-Fleming

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Title:A Fountain Filled With Blood (A Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery)
Authors:Julia Spencer-Fleming
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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A Fountain Filled With Blood by Julia Spencer-Fleming (2003)

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Millers Kill, New York is the setting of this small town murder mystery. The Episcopal minister Clare is shocked by a rash of vicious assaults and she and her good friend the police chief Russ are shaken when it appears the victims were gay. However, other things begin to happen and Clare and Russ are both in grave danger....
  SABC | Jan 7, 2014 |
Excellent story-telling. I'm right on to the next Clare/Russ book :) !! ( )
  Conkie | Oct 17, 2013 |
Another great one. I enjoy reading these books immensely. Although this one was harder for me because of the LGBT rights issues. It's one of those things that sets me off quickly. Russ and Clare's UST is killing me, but it worries me because I don't know how they're going to be able to resolve it. ( )
  OstensiblyA1 | Sep 20, 2013 |
Second in the series focusing on Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson and Sheriff Russ Van Alstyne, A Fountain Filled With Blood was engrossing and entertaining enough to keep me in my car longer than necessary several times. While certainly not the most believable of plots, I found the characters engaging and the story exciting and full of suspense. Clare and Russ are both quite flawed, which is particularly interesting since they are both figures of authority. Russ is far more likable than Clare, although I think it's easy to forget that priests and ministers are just as human as the rest of us. However, I did find some of her reactions odd considering her supposed experience in the Gulf War, but that could be due to my lack of familiarity with members of the armed services - maybe I'm overestimating the blanket toughness of veterans. While I did guess the ultimate culprit early on, there were plenty of twists and turns in getting there and I doubted my guess several times. Listening to the scenes involving the beatings of two citizens was tough, but maybe it's a good reminder that there really are people that twisted with hate out there.

Listened to the BBC Audiobooks America CD edition narrated by Suzanne Toren. My previous quibbles with Toren's narration were not evident here - she did an excellent job of differentiating voices except for one or two unattributed bits of dialogue that were difficult to identify - stuff that would have been clear on the page, but hard to clarify in audio. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
This series is a delight - slightly different main character, interesting and fascinating supporting characters and the "bad guys" are really bad! Clare and Russ are still feeling their way through their relationship, and it's a rocky road, to say the least. I am looking forward to number three in the series. ( )
  bookswoman | Mar 31, 2013 |
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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.

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Reverend Clare Fergusson teams up with her friend Russ Van Alystyne to try and find the killer who is stalking the members of her parish.

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