Crisis at the cathedral : a Dorothy Martin mystery / Jeanne M. Dams.

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      First world edition.
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      Summary: "When Dorothy Martin and her husband Alan meet the wealthy Ahmad family, they are charmed by their courtesy, their perfect English, their delightful children and their commitment to peace. Following a concert at Sherebury Cathedral, the Ahmads offer to host a party afterwards at the Rose and Crown pub. But Mr and Mrs Ahmad don't show up. Their children are asleep upstairs at the inn, but the parents are nowhere to be found . . . With suspicions of kidnap and even murder being raised, Dorothy and Alan feel compelled to assist the police and MI5 in their efforts to find their new friends, a search that will take them to London and the murky world of big business, politics and even terrorism."--Provided by publisher.
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      Sequel to: The missing masterpiece.
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Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

American Dorothy Martin, a former schoolteacher living in England with her husband, Alan, a retired Scotland Yard detective, keeps finding crimes to investigate—so many that by this point (this is the twentieth entry in the series) readers might wonder why Dorothy doesn't just hang out a shingle and become a professional PI. This latest mystery is a particularly vexing one for Dorothy and Alan: a married Muslim couple, who have come from Iraq to visit the cathedral town of Sherebury, has disappeared; soon they turn up in London, where it seems they were engaged in a terrorist plot. But Dorothy wonders, Is it possible they came to England not to commit a terrorist act but rather to stop one from being committed? The terrorism-related story line gives the book a bit of extra dramatic heft, and Dams makes the most of it, showing Dorothy at her inquisitive, resourceful, determined best. Fans of the series will be pleased to see this engaging heroine once more. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 April #3

International terrorism intrudes into the cozy world of American Dorothy Martin, a former schoolteacher, and her English husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbit, in Dams's unlikely 20th outing for the endearing couple (after 2017's The Missing Masterpiece). Impressed by the friendly, cosmopolitan Mr. and Mrs. Ahmed, who have recently moved from Iraq to Sherebury, England, with their two beautifully behaved children, and finding that they share her interest in Western classical music, Dorothy suggests that they attend a performance of Handel's Messiah at the local cathedral. The concert is to be followed by a buffet laid on at the Rose and Crown, a nearby inn. When the Ahmeds fail to appear at the Rose and Crown, Dorothy begins to worry, especially since the couple have left their children at the inn. She thinks recent terrorist incidents in London and elsewhere in England could mean terrorists are behind their disappearance. Aided by MI5, elderly Dorothy and Alan investigate in between snacking, shopping at Tesco's, attending church services, washing the dog, and cataloguing their aches and pains. Those seeking a realistic picture of terrorism in modern-day Britain will have to look elsewhere. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron Agency. (June)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.