Miracles (270 pages) is the second novel in John Vanek’s Father Jake Austin Mystery series. Father Jake Austin assumes multiple, often seemingly incompatible roles of physician, priest, healer and detective, and with each case, he hopes for miracles. “Vanek brings G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown into the twenty-first century and sprinkles in hints of PBS’s Grantchester. You…

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Lucia and Mapp, Two Stories: "Lucia and the Eighth Commandment" and "Humble Soup" by Tom Holt

Lucia and Mapp, Two Stories collects two new Lucia and Mapp adventures by Tom Holt; “Lucia and the Eighth Commandment” and “Humble Soup”. “Lucia and the Eighth Commandment”: Peacetime it may be, but not in England’s quaint town of Tilling, whose residents can count on the ongoing and quite entertaining battle for social ascendancy between…

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