Saint Rita's is a vibrant suburban church whose parishioners like things on the traditional side: old-fashioned hymns from the choir and -nsense preaching from the priests, pious devotions in the chapel and warm pastries in the rectory kitchen. All that ends the day the liturgist arrives. He promises to bring the parish up to date, to get more people to participate, to make the Mass more appealing to the tastes of modern Catholics. But all he does is make enemies; it seems St. Rita's isn't ready to sing a new church into being quite yet. So when the liturgist turns up dead, under violent and mysterious circumstances, everyone is a suspect . . . Death of a Liturgist features the return of Francesca Bibbo, the irrepressible heroine of Death in the Choir. Join her and the rest of Saint Rita's eccentric crew, including Sister Therese, Detective Tony Viscardi, and Ignatius the Hamster (with a little help from the archbishop, too), as they try to solve the mystery-and make Saint Rita's safe for tradition again.
Lorraine V. Murray, PhD, is the author of The Abbess of Andalusia, Grace Notes, Why Me? Why Now?, Confessions of an Ex-Feminist, and mystery novels, Death in the Choir and Death of a Liturgist. She's also a columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Bulletin, and works at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University. Lorraine and her husband, Jef, live in Decatur, Georgia, and are parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Her website is www.lorrainevmurray.com.