A Bedlam of Bones
Published in hardback May 2011 by Constable & Robinson Ltd
Who is the menacing blackmailer stalking a previous blackmailer and the bishop? Can the bishop survive the threat of being 'outed'? Why is there a body in the polyanthus bed and can Lavinia Birtle-Figgins really be as dippy as she seems?
These and other imponderables immerse the vicar in a fresh web of danger and subterfuge while his animal 'minders', Maurice and Bouncer, try their best to make sense of all this human bedlam.
"Hill's diverting fifth mystery . . . that blithely mixes cosy elements with black farce."
"The author's style is cheeky, chirpy and witty. She's also got a nice plot, a tale of a blackmailed bishop amidst treacle tarts, waistcoats and buggery . . ."
Historical Novel Review
"It is a pleasure to follow the foibles of Canon Francis, Bouncer & Maurice, and the rest of the cast . . . I rarely like anthropomorphic pets, but Hill makes it work. I enjoy each new instalment more than the last, as I come to appreciate the characters in different ways. The climatic ending is not one I would have expected."
Good Reads (Reviewer Tom)