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The Hidden Congregation: A Reverend Christie Mystery
by William T. Delamar
Solstice Publishing,  publication date: Spring 2012
editions: paperback & e-book

The Reverend Oxford Christie has a good ministry. Then he is called to the nondenominational Church of the One Soul in Philadelphia. But . . . what happened to the congregation?  No one has joined the church for many years. The previous minister’s portrait is now hanging in the basement far from all eyes. Though there is a cemetery, there are no graves for the spouses of the remaining members. Something sinister has taken over the church. But those left behind won’t talk about it. Then, his first sermon obviously makes his new congregatioon uncomfortable.

The church secretary, named Angel, is clearly hiding something. Nehmi, the caretaker, lurks about, watching Ox’s every move. Ammahn, a visitor, seems to be a prospective parishioner, yet he sneaks in and sits in the back pew, never talking to anyone. Cynthia Neal, a young  woman who is a violin virtuoso, says she is drawn to the church through sounds emanating from its core, of which only she is aware. What's more, Ox learns that Emmett and Mary Jane, two new visitors, are actually undercover detectives investigating an old still-open case involving the church. 

It is said “The truth shall set you free,” 
but what is found in the deep recesses of this sanctuary will haunt you for eternity. . . .



 
 

You can read the first eight chapters 
FREE on Amazon via Kindle or on your computer.

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ISBN: 978-1477519011
(print version)
Also available in Kindle version.

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