Look Inside

It appears you don't have the ability to view PDFs in this browser.
Click here to download the sample directly.
More Information
Publication Date: 4 Jun 2015
Publisher: SPCK
Author: Kate Charles
ISBN-13: 9781910674079, 9781910674086

A Drink of Deadly Wine

By Kate Charles
In stock
Grouped product items
ISBN: 9781910674079
Available in 72 hours
ISBN: 9781910674086
Father Gabriel Neville has everything going for him as vicar of St Anne’s, Kensington Gardens: intellectual prowess, physical beauty, a happy family life and the prospect of promotion to Archdeacon. But his perfect world is shattered when he receives an anonymous letter that has the power to destroy his career and marriage, by threatening to expose something that no one could possibly know.
The only person Gabriel can turn to is David Middleton-Brown, an old friend and a man with a few secrets of his own. Against his better judgement, David comes to London, where his discreet enquiries bring to light a whole host of suspects. There’s the eccentric church organist, Miles Taylor; the gossip Mavis Conwell; the disapproving Dawson family; the Churchwarden, Cyril Fitzjames, who’s in love with Gabriel’s wife Emily; and the charming and talented artist Lucy Kingsley. In his efforts to help Gabriel uncover the blackmailer, David hauls numerous skeletons out of cupboards, and enters into a web of relationships that threaten to shatter his own peace of mind.
About the Author
Kate Charles, who was described by the Oxford Times as ‘a most English writer’, is in fact an expatriate American, though an unashamedly Anglophilic one. She has a special interest and expertise in clerical mysteries, and lectures frequently on crime novels with church backgrounds. Kate lives in Bedford with her husband and their dog, and is a former Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Barbara Pym Society.
Press Reviews

A stunning debut. The author . . . . brilliantly lures the reader down one track, then another, always managing to surprise.

. . . the red herrings are neat, the mood is cosy . . .

A bloodstained version of the world of Barbara Pym . . . could make one late for Evensong.

Others viewing this also viewed

  1. The Snares of Death
    Kate Charles

    From £2.99

  2. The Benefits of Passion
    Catherine Fox

    From £2.99

  3. The Country House Murders
    Kel Richards

    From £2.99

  4. Love Now, Pay Later?
    Nigel Yates

    From £16.99

  5. The Fragment
    Davis Bunn

    From £2.99

  6. The Corpse in the Cellar
    Kel Richards

    From £2.99

  7. The Seven Storey Mountain
    Thomas Merton
  8. C. S. Lewis and Friends
    David Hein

    From £12.99