When Father Ignatius is suspected of murder his whole life is turned upside down. His faith takes a real shaking as he tries in vain to plead his innocence.
The Church is shaken to its very foundations and his parishioners jump to as many conclusions as they can find and start judging without any facts or evidence.
This is the time for the priest to find out who his real friends are. Or are they keeping close to him for ulterior motives?
“THE PRIEST AND PROSTITUTE” is a fast-paced story with believable characters and situations. A realistic self-test as to one’s faith and beliefs, as well as the ability to stay focussed on God when it seems He has abandoned you.
A tale of mystery, murder and intrigue as well as courage and self-control. Imagine what you would do if all the evidence points at you and you have no way of proving your innocence.
The author skilfully combines humour with suspense to deliver a Christian message relevant to today's society.
Victor S E Moubarak has published several books available from his website (some are FREE) or in Kindle format or paperback from Amazon.
This is what our great friend and frequent visitor to this Blog, LULU, said about this book on AMAZON:
"A man of many talents, Victor, entertains us with a "Who Don It" in this offering! What I liked MOST about the story---the reminder to not jump to judgement based upon circumstances! Victor tells a story with a touch of tongue in cheek--always--and adds a lesson in morality and faith while weaving an intriguing tale of murder and mystery. The faithful stand by Father Ignatius, but most fall away and even call for heads to roll--reminiscent of the last days of Christ. A talented writer, Victor, has once again used the infamous Father Ignatius to keep us on the edge of our seats--while at the same time gently reminding us of important life lessons. A Great Read!"
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And this is what MANNY said about the book on his Blog.
[Victor] recently wrote a full novel, The Priest and the Prostitute, with the Fr. Ignatius character, and when it came to my attention I quickly bought it off Amazon as a Kindle ebook. I couldn’t put it down. What a fun book, though the situation for Fr. Ignatius isn’t so fun since he’s accused of murdering a prostitute. Here’s a short section, from the beginning of Chapter 4.
One fresh late-August evening Father Ignatius arrived at St. Vincent at about nine o’clock just as it was getting a little darker. He got out of the car and was on his way towards Parish House when he was approached by a blonde woman in her late thirties who’d just walked out of the church and made her way towards him. He was surprised that the church was still open at this hour and he made a mental note to lock up before he got into the house.
“Hello Father Ignatius,” said the woman as she stopped some four feet away.
It was a moment when one’s brain works at a million miles an hour trying to work out a situation and getting nowhere. Her voice sounded so familiar. So did her face. Father Ignatius tried hard
to remember who she was and where he had met her before but it seemed his “little grey cells”
had let him down.
“Don’t you remember me Father?” she said eventually, “I’m Joanna!”
“Oh yes, hello!” he heard himself mutter.
Joanna was an occasional visitor to the church on Sundays many years ago. She was politely known as a lady of the night, and made no secret of the fact. Many surmised that most gentlemen of the parish had at one time or another been entertained by Joanna. Indeed she had confessed her sin many a time to Father Ignatius although she never named names.
“Just hello,” she said, “No hug?”
“I remember what happened the last time Judas hugged someone,” said Father Igantius and regretted saying it almost immediately.
I’m going to stop there, because that’s a really good hook. Isn’t that enticing? The characters are idiosyncratically charming, and you really feel for Fr. Ignatius’ predicament. Set in a North England town, presumably one where Victor lives, and though I’ve never traveled there it felt very immediate. He captures it well I think.
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