Spider in the Sink: A Kate Mulcay Mystery

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On a fine December morning, as she is out gathering stones for her garden, Kate Mulcay instead finds a man. The new reverand at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church is a tall, attractive bachelor named Jonathon Craven and he lives near enough to be considered a neighbor. When Jonathon asks Kate if she would like to show her garden for charity come spring, she surprises herself by saying yes. After all, she reasons, her garden spruced up is just as fine as any and so is the new preacher!

With the possibility of romance on the horizon, Kate's holiday plans take on more excitement. It has been years since her beloved husband died, and the holidays have been a little lonely. Kate can't help thinking to herself what a wonderful Christmas this might turn out to be. The only dark cloud is her inability to find a place for Shag and Warty, two homeless men to whom she has dedicated her newspaper column, and their dog, Foodstamp. No shelter would take the men because they refused to give up their dog, so when the wealthy (and more than a little eccentric) Miss Iris Moon announces she will open her home to the three strays, Kate can't believe the good turn her luck is taking.

The joyous feeling of the season is shattered the next day, however, when Kate learns that a murder has taken place. Worse yet, Shag and Warty are the prime suspects. Knowing that the men are not capable of such violence, Kate sets out to find the truth and in the space of a few days discovers some very interesting and scandalous secrets.

Kate's vision of a lovely Christmas begins to dim, and when it seems that a trio of teenage girls is vying for and maybe winning Jonathon's affections, she turns to Miss Willie, her wise neighbor, for some good old-fashioned advice. The clock is ticking against Shag and Warty and Kate's romantic possibilities with Jonathon. With the holidays closing in fast, Kate races to set things right. Spider in the Sink  is colorful, playful and utterly charming. It is the fifth Kate Mulcay mystery, and it is vintage Celestine Sibley.

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Celestine Sibley is the author of more than twenty books, including A Plague of Kinfolks, Straight as an Arrow, Ah, Sweet Mystery, and Dire Happenings at Scratch Ankle. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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