Otis Joy is the popular and handsome young rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Foxford, Wiltshire, England. Soon after a pastoral visit to him by the bishop, the bishop's body is found lying at the bottom of a quarry. In the bishop's car are a suicide note, a copy of a racy men's magazine and a Bible with an underlined text reading: "hath devoured thy living with harlots." His last telephone call, the police discover, was to a Madame Swish.
Did the bishop take his own life? His death is strangely opportune. The bishop had accused Joy of embezzling church funds. One sudden death seems to bring on another, and another, in rural Foxford. Then Otis Joy finds his soul mate.
Original title: The Reaper
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery