Bones in High Places
Published in hardback August 2010 by Constable & Robinson Ltd
More from Maurice and Bouncer, and the hapless Rev. Oughterard.
Foreign parts and fresh imbroglios! This time the Rev Francis Oughterard, persuaded by blackmailing Nicholas Ingaza, journeys to the French Auvergne engaged on yet another project of dubious intent and painful embarrassment.
Pursued by murderous thugs and ensnared in the posturings of a cranky religious sect, Francis and his companions plus stowaways Maurice and Bouncer blunder their way through a network of absurd and perilous escapades which temporarily, at any rate, distract the vicar from his own dark secret...
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"Hill's delightful fourth 1950s clerical mystery takes the Rev. Francis Oughterard, canon of St. Botolph's in Molehill, Surrey, to the Auvergne in the south of France, where he has inherited a villa from Elizabeth Fotherington, the annoying woman he murdered outside his vicarage in 2007's A Load of Old Bones. To Francis's astonishment, his dog, Bouncer, and his cat, Maurice, for whom he made arrangements back in England, also turn up in France, where they all become involved in yet another comic and dangerous romp. Evocative descriptions of the French countryside, an intriguing puzzle, and a host of lively characters will leave series fans and newcomers alike eager for the next instalment."
"Suzette A. Hill continues the utterly delightful and black humoured adventures of the hapless Reverend Oughterard who just can't seem to stop running into annoying people and often killing them rather reluctantly. Bones In High Places is the fourth in this unique series."
Mystery Lovers Review
"I would normally shun any book in which I am privy to the musings of any animal other than those of the human variety. Not so with Hill's fabulous series! I can't wait for the next book! Start the series with A Load of Old Bones. You'll love the twist in the middle and you will be hooked, guaranteed."