Out of the Deep I cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Genre: Mystery
Subject: desertion, charitable bequests
Sertting: Millers Kill, NY
Main Characters: Clare Ferguson, Russ Van Alstyne
Series: yes, #3 Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne
Dates Read: February 29 - March 10
Number of pages: 322
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, audio stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Study hall, Home Ec

Reverend Clare Ferguson has a problem at St Albans -
the roof is leaking. Presenting her need for funding to
repair the roof, the vestry members are stunned when
Lacey Marshall offers to end her mother's trust which
supports the local free clinic and give the funds to the
church for the repairs.

Feeling that she needed to be present when the Doctor
at the clinic is told that his funding is being withdrawn,
Clare goes to the clinic with Lacey where they are
confronted by protesters.

After matters settle, Dr. Rouse from the clinic disappears.
His disappearance even seems to resemble the
disappearance of Lacey's father in 1930.

The mystery frequently flashes back to the time when
Lacey's parents were dealing with the death of 4 of their
children from diphtheria which was the driving force
for the endowment to the clinic.

As Clare and Russ delve into the connections between
the two disappearances, we learn more about the past
of Millers Kill during Prohibition and the Depression.

A great installment to the series, looking forward to
the next.

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