Blood on a Saint : Collins-Burke

  • by Anne Emery
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • Series: Collins-Burke
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the seventh audiobook of the deftly written Collins-Burke Mystery series, Father Brennan Burke's patience is pushed to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in the churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims, souvenir hawkers, and reporters converge on the scene. But, as unwelcome as these guests may be, they pale in comparison to yet another aggravation in Father Burke's life, a controversial talk show host who clashes with Burke upon arriving in town. Events take a darker turn when a body is found at the apparition site, and the talk show host is picked up for the murder. There is enough aggravation to go around, as Monty Collins learns when he takes on the loud-mouthed TV man as a client. Monty and Brennan both have a stake in uncovering the truth about the murder, and they both learn disturbing things about the accused man and other suspects in the case. Neither man can talk to the other about what he has learned, however, due to solicitor - client confidentiality on one side, the seal of the confessional on the other.

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Another winner for Collins & Burke!

Anne Emery has done it again. This latest in the Collins-Burke mysteries sees Monty dealing with the client from hell and Brennan turning private detective. Not since their first outing together, when Monty defended Brennan on a murder charge, have the two been unable to ask the other for support. Brennan has been told something in the confessional which rocks him to the core and he cannot ask anyone for help, not even his old pal Monty. Monty is faced with the dilemma of a client who he knows is guilty but has to defend against a charge of murder. The information he has he cannot share with Brennan who is a witness for the prosecution in the trial of the client from hell. Not only that, but Brennan and the client have had their own run-ins which cloud the waters even more. Throw in visions of the Virgin Mary, a sacked secretary after damages from St Bernadette's Church (and Fr Burke), and Monty performing an heroic life-threatening act which nearly kills him and it's all go from first page to the last. But, as usual with Anne Emery's Collins-Burke books there is plenty of time along the way to explore the relationship of the main characters with humour and with sympathy. The cast of characters have become old friends. The sad bit is now waiting for the author to write the next story. These books would make lovely TV mini-series and I'm at a loss to see why they have not been snapped up in this era obsessed with crime and detection stories. The narration by Christian Rummell is spot on and no-one could do it better. He brings all the characters (even the female ones) to life, giving them a voice and portraying their characters soundly. So sad, now have the wait for the next book. I hope Anne Emery has got something on way already.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios