In the Narthex with Julia Spencer-Fleming

It's been three years since Julia Spencer-Fleming brought out a book, and her fans have been dying to know what's happened to Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstine. I'm one of the lucky few to have read Julia's forthcoming book, One Was a Soldier, and I guarantee readers won't be disappointed. Julia is at the top of her game in this one.

If you are a mystery fan—and if you're not I'm not entirely sure what you're doing here—you should visit her Web site. Over the years, Julia has interviewed a couple of dozen crime authors including Steve Hamilton, Louise Penny, Nancy Pickard, and now me. Check it out.

Another thing I love about Julia's Web site is her tagline: "Novels of faith and murder for readers of literary suspense." I can't think of a better description for her excellent series. One Was a Soldier hits bookstores on March 14.