A Cloud of Witnesses

Martha and Marya series, Book Two

by Emily Hanlon

Coming March 2024

Life at Saint John of the Cross parish in Pequot Bays should have gone back to normal after Father Jim was exonerated and another parishioner convicted of murder. But instead, a troublesome new group called Dies Irae has moved in, led by the fire-and-brimstone Father Thaddeus, and one of the members has committed suicide. Father Seamus enlists Martha Collins to help him oust Father Thaddeus from the parish—but when another member of Dies Irae dies under suspicious circumstances, the Purple Pest detective, Marya Cook, shuffles back into action. Can Marya unmask another murderer before he or she strikes again—or will Martha become the next victim?

In this sequel to her phenomenal debut, Who Am I to Judge?, Emily Hanlon brings back the Purple Pest with new twists and turns, new characters, and of course, new laminated purple-script notecards.