Blog · Posted June 7, 2023

We were thrilled to announce that national treasure and everyone’s favourite Rev. Richard Coles would be visiting us in the Borders.

The Rev. Richard Coles joined us at Melrose Parish Church on Tues 6th June to talk about his new novel, A Death in the Parish.

Canon Daniel Clement is back… and so are his mother Audrey, the inhabitants of Champton and – of course – Cosmo and Hilda, Daniel’s beloved dachshunds.

It’s been a few months since murder tore the community of Champton apart. As Canon, Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, but church politics soon become the least of Daniel’s problems. His mother – headstrong, fearless Audrey – is obviously up to something, something she is determined to keep from him. And she is not the only one. Then all hell breaks loose when murder returns to Champton in the form of a shocking ritualistic killing…

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