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Blessed Be the Wicked

(2018)
(The first book in the Abish Taylor Mystery series)
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In D. A. Bartley's compelling debut, Detective Abish Taylor returns home to Utah and uncovers dark secrets lurking within the quiet Mormon community.

Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason. But with her husband’s passing, it’s time to come home. Reconnecting with her family means dealing with her past: the father she abandoned and the community she left behind. Her one escape is serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. But when the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death—with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young— Abbie is called into action.

As she uncovers the dark side of the picturesque neighborhood—infidelity, corruption, and the greed of a global religion—Abbie discovers just how far some powerful leaders of the Church will go to bury their secrets. Especially as the brutal murder unearths a sinister tradition lurking in the religion's not-so-distant past: the ultimate sacrifice for unforgivable sins. With the chief pressuring her to close the case and the community that once sheltered her watching her every move, Abbie must find justice for the dead—before she’s silenced for good.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Blessed Be the Wicked is razor sharp and crackles with a relentless tension. D.A. Bartley takes readers on a dark passage into the depths of a little known society that is as fascinating as it is secretive." - Linda Castillo

"A fascinating and memorable story, full of twists and turns." - Emily Littlejohn

"Blessed be the Wicked is an insightful and compelling read." - Sarah Ward


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Used availability for D A Bartley's Blessed Be the Wicked

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
ISBN: 1-68331-720-3 / 978-1-68331-720-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
ISBN: 1-64385-047-4 / 978-1-64385-047-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked
Author(s): D A Bartley
ISBN: 1-974975-58-4 / 978-1-974975-58-7
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery (Abish Taylor Mysteries)
Author(s): D A Bartley
ISBN: 1-974975-54-1 / 978-1-974975-54-9
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blessed Be the Wicked: An Abish Taylor Mystery
Author(s): D A Bartley
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU