After retiring from a career as a “government bureaucrat” serving primarily in the criminal justice system, Kathie Deviny studied creative writing. Her essays have been published in the Seattle Times, Episcopal Life, Cure magazine, and Faith, Hope and Healing by Bernie Siegel. Kathie and her husband Paul divide their time between California and Western Washington. Death in the Memorial Garden is her first novel. You can find Kathie online at Deviny.camelpress.com.
Grace Church is once again in turmoil. First Father Robert is displaced from the old rectory by a thrift store, then a young man volunteering at the shop is shot dead while on duty. Though well-loved, Nick had a criminal past. Did his past catch up with him? When an explosion and vandalism follow, the priest and his staff can’t help but wonder: will the killer strike again?
A box of unidentified ashes is unearthed during an interment ceremony. With their congregation dwindling and their world literally falling in around them, Father Robert Vickers and his colorful staff members and volunteers put their heads together to solve the mystery of the ashes and find the means to save Grace Church from the developers … all in time for the Bishop’s visit.