Fiction, Police/Crime, Suspense.
Blood Under The Altar a novel by Mark W. Stoub "You'd think a church would be a safe place to be..." Small towns are known for their characters and their secrets. When Angus McPherson comes to Shoestring, Texas, to look into the death of a fellow pastor, he finds an abundance of both. Angus forms an unlikely partnership with the newly elected Chief of Police, Hector Chavez. Together they poke and prod through an investigation that uncovers more affairs than a romance novel and a menagerie of folks withholding evidence. Meanwhile a killer stalks the sleepy streets of Shoestring, looking for the next victim, dead set on getting Angus out of the way... A transplant from Scotland to the idyllic Texas Hill Country, Reverend Angus McPherson leads a serene family life. He often feels more at home with exploring ultimate mysteries than dealing with the mundane. Then the bizarre death of a friend and colleague leads him to confront old ghosts, form new alliances, and sets him on a dangerous path to unravel a disturbing, complex series of unsolved crimes before those he loves are taken from him...
Fiction, Police/Crime, Suspense, 2018 Best Book Awards.
An old woman, the town "oddball," dies in a horrible fire in the small town of Shoestring, Texas, and the local Police Chief, Hector Chavez, calls again on Presbyterian Cleric Angus McPherson to help sort out some strange clues that may lead the pair to uncover a plot to wipe out the human race.