A Fountain Filled With Blood: A Mystery

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Macmillan, Apr 8, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Miller's Kill, New York is about as safe as it gets. That's why Episcopal minister Clare Fergusson is shocked when the July Fourth weekend brings a rash of vicious assaults to the scenic town. Even Clare's good friend, police chief Russ Van Alstyne, is shaken by the brutality of the crimes, especially when it appears that the victims were chosen because they are gay. But when a third assault of an out-of-town developer ends in murder, Clare and Russ wonder if the recent crime wave is connected to the victim's controversial plan to open an upscale spa in Miller's Kill. But not all things in the tiny town are what they seem and soon, Clare and Russ are left to fight their unspoken attraction to one another even as they uncover a labyrinthine conspiracy that threatens to turn deadly for them both.

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Addicting series I read the first book in this series and immediately bought this book, the second of the series. The mystery is interesting, but I am drawn to the author's compelling characters. I can't wait to begin the third book. Read full review

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User Review  - bostonterrio - LibraryThing

I am really enjoying this series! This one was darker than the first but captivating. Love the sparks between Claire and Russ. The reader senses the chief's marriage is failing but it is not in an ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
12
Section 4
19
Section 5
29
Section 6
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Section 7
42
Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
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Julia Spencer-Fleming’s first book, In the Bleak Midwinter, won the 2001 St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Contest for Best First Traditional Mystery. Born on Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Julia spent most of her childhood on the move as an Army brat. She studied acting and history at Ithaca College, and received her JD at the University of Maine School of Law. She lives in a 180-year-old farmhouse outside of Portland, Maine, with her husband, three children, and beloved big dog.