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A stillness in Bethlehem, Jane Haddam

Label
A stillness in Bethlehem
Title
A stillness in Bethlehem
Statement of responsibility
Jane Haddam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's December in Bethlehem, Vermont. Christmas is coming, but there's no deep and dreamless sleep for this little town. Instead, everyone's getting ready to stage the annual Christmas pageant and Nativity play - a weeks-long celebration that brings tourists from around the world who spend enough money to take care of a good one-third of the town budget. That has always come in handy, and in today's recession-torn New England, it's downright essential. There's only one problem. The pageant is religious in nature, and it takes place on public land. One complaint could bring the whole tradition - and the town's finances - crashing down. Fortunately, no one's ever complained. Until now. Tish Verek is an outsider, a true-crime writer who's been dragged away from the city and into the woods by her artist husband. She decides to stir up a little excitement, so she interrupts her current work (a book on children who've committed murder) to announce that she's going to seek an injunction to stop the pageant. Everyone wants her stopped - the local boy who was a famous foreign correspondent, then came back to run the regional weekly; the battered wife who's been given the role of Mary and feels like somebody for the first time in her life; the Vietnam vet with a roomful of guns; the sheriff, who likes to read about big-time detectives like a certain Demarkian fellow; the local minister, whose newer-than-new theology apparently has nothing in it forbidding her to get cozy with another woman's man. Nobody wants Tish to make it to the courthouse that December morning. That's why, when her corpse turns up riddled with rifle fire, there's more than a little sentiment for chalking it up to a hunting accident. But if it was an honest hunting accident, why hasn't the shooter come forward? And why was an apparently harmless old woman killed exactly the same way on that same morning?
Member of
Summary
Arriving in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, to witness the town's nativity play, FBI agent Gregor Demarkian and his friend, Father Tibor Kasparian, find their vacation plans postponed by murder most foul
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031757
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Haddam, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Gregor Demarkian novel
  • Gregor Demarkian holiday mystery
Series volume
7
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  • Demarkian, Gregor (Fictitious character)
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
Label
A stillness in Bethlehem, Jane Haddam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780553090246
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
92018574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm26054280
  • OCoLC
Label
A stillness in Bethlehem, Jane Haddam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780553090246
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Lccn
92018574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm26054280
  • OCoLC

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