Devil's Foothold, Christian Horror

In the spirit of the season, I'm letting you know about the books I've written in the horror genre.

This is another one that started out as a Deputy Tempe Crabtree novel--but veered off on it's own and turned out to be more of a Christian horror than a mystery.

Resident Deputy Jessica McGuire’s day starts much the same as usual, but when she jogs by the old family cemetery she discovers the grave of a baby had been dug up and the skeleton missing. It wasn’t much later when Pastor David Tanner reports the theft of a hand-carved redwood cross from his church. Next a baby goat is reported stolen and one of the pastor’s cows discovered mutilated in the field. Jessica and Pastor David team up to investigate these strange occurrences. He is convinced Satan worshiping is going on in their town. Jessica isn’t sure until she discovers a hooded and robed group meeting in the woods who flee upon her arrival. She knows she needs to get to the bottom of things before what’s going on escalates into something worse. Or has it already?

 And here is my favorite review: 

I sat up all night reading THE DEVIL'S FOOTHOLD. That always happens when I take a "quick peek" at the opening chapter of a fascinating new book. In a departure from her popular Tempe Crabtree series, Marilyn Meredith's new book tackles devil worship in a small town in the Northern California foothills. The cult has pulled in members of the town elite, motivated by lust for power, and a few teenagers who just want a little excitement.

The book has some gruesome aspects and a distinctly religious tone. However, Meredith is a thoughtful writer with enough experience to make it easy to read. Fans of the Tempe Crabtree series will appreciate familiar characters -- a female deputy, a romantic pastor, and a lazy sheriff who looks down his nose at the female deputy. The ending is a humdinger.--Pat Browning

Try it, you just might like it.  


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