Dec 03, 2021

The Body Under the Bridge

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  • Title: The Body Under the Bridge
  • Author: Paul McCusker
  • ISBN: 9781782641070
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. This is one of those times when I didn t realize how much I missed something until it was given back to me.I love Father Gilbert And like most fans of the radio series, Dead Air is my favorite episode, in all of its spine tingling glory So I m thrilled to find that The Body Under the Bridge bears a strong connection to that episode, in fact, happening before it if we re going in a chronological order Or after it if you don t care that at this point Father Gilbert has yet to solve the case of the [...]


  2. Reviewed at The Power of Words bit 1Sw7xDLI found The Body under the Bridge to be an intriguing read pretty much out of my comfort zone, but really good Paul McCusker s writing is excellent, characters are very well developed, and the plot not only entertains, but gives readers much upon which to reflect from a spiritual standpoint.I doubt anyone loves small village English settings for cozy murder mysteries and police procedurals as much as I do and with the amateur detective of Father Gilbert, [...]


  3. This is a very well written book, but I should have checked other reviews first Father Gilbert, who worked for Scotland Yard, is now a priest in a small town When a man throws himself from the church tower, and a body is discovered under a bridge, his old profession does come in handy.My problem was the paranormal aspect of the book It was just not for me.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  4. I didn t read the first book in this series so I wasn t quite sure what to expect with a former policeman now turned priest What I got was a very spooky, very paranormal, and very interesting mystery novel Father Louis Gilbert and his brand new curate at St Mark s, Father Hugh Benson, are called to the land reclamation project on the estate of Lord Haysham when something was found under the stone bridge which had been discovered earlier Now Father Gilbert needs to know if the skeleton under the [...]


  5. Never finished.I am putting this book back on the shelf Not going to finish it It was pretty hard to get into and I am feeling slightly creeped out by the mystery Just me personally I respect Paul McCusker and think he is a fantastic writer, but this book is not for me.


  6. To start at the very beginning, I requested this book to review because I know Paul McCusker as the script writer for a movie made by our friends I was curious to see what his writing style was My conclusion Mr McCusker s writing style is quite good and engaging Almost too engaging at times This book was hard to put down easy to follow and captivating.However, the content was rather disturbing Father Gilbert is the main character in this mystery and as a priest he is against demons and the occul [...]


  7. Title The Body Under the Bridge A Father Gilbert Mystery Author Paul McCuskerPages 313Year 2015Publisher Lion FictionFather Gilbert is called to the scene on the local aristocrat s property where a body has been discovered under a bridge during revamping of the property The aristocrat and the man in charge of the local preservationist group are having a shouting match The shouting match is nothing new as these two man and their families have been feuding for centuries The body is dressed in clot [...]


  8. Paul McCusker in his new book, The Body Under the Bridge Book One in the Father Gilbert Mystery series published by Kregel Publications introduces us to Father Gilbert.From the back cover A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death But, now a priest of a modest Anglican church in the small town of Stonebridge, he didn t expect it to show up like this in the suicide of a man who threw himself off the church tower, and in the discovery of a two hundred year old body beneath [...]


  9. About the Book A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death But, now a priest of a modest Anglican church in the small town of Hailsham, he didn t expect it to show up like this in the suicide of a man who threw himself off the church tower, and in the discovery of a two hundred year old body beneath an ancient bridge.The deaths are linked The mummified corpse under the bridge, a murder victim, reignites a centuries old battle between two local families the Todds and the ar [...]


  10. A mystery surrounded by evil draws Father Gilbert into working to help solve the murder that occurred many years before One thing leads to another and before the book ends dreams, portents, visions, pentacles, a kidnapping, murder an evil ancient cult and are exposed The story was well paced and well written, the characters were interesting, and the story well plotted The language and story are clean and acceptable for a family to read together or teens to read on their own but it is not one I [...]


  11. Wow, what a story I ve loved the Father Gilbert audio dramas since I first listened to them a number of years ago Imagine my surprise when I found out there was actually a Father Gilbert novel This book is everything those audio dramas were, and MORE The Body Under The Bridge is a chilling tale of how the spiritual and physical realms are not only intertwined but are dangerously active all the time I loved this book and hope there will be Father Gilbert books in the future You might want to sle [...]


  12. As a family, we listened to most of the earlier Father Gilbert stories in radio drama on long car travels I would describe the series as a mixture of Jan Karon s Mitford series, some of Frank Peretti s writings, and a part detective drama We, as a family, loved them, and it kept the kids interest for untold miles We d discuss our theories on the mysteries at hand and see if any of us figured them out.The earlier Father Gilberts were only available on CDs, not in book form But the last couple of [...]


  13. This is a hard book to categorise It has the setting and superficial dress of a cozy English mystery, not at all unlike the BBC s recent Father Brown a fine series, if you can ignore the main character being not very much like Chesterton s Father Brown Father Gilbert is in many ways a much closer homage with a practical manner and robust and well articulated faith Yet there are too many odd supernatural elements to sit comfortably in that genre It has some elements of an artefact chase and secre [...]


  14. The publisher provided me with the opportunity to read this in exchange for providing feedback via NetGalley My review is closer to 3.5 stars but was rounded up Overall, it was an easy read and although the story went in a direction not usually in my wheelhouse, it was still an enjoyable read There were some formatting errors that I assume were related to it being an arc.



  15. Good mystery, battle of good and evil Bits and pieces of back story make some parts a little confusing, but hopefully these will be clarified in the next installment.



  16. An exquisitely written murder mystery of a mild paranormal persuasion, that s the best description I can muster for this book Being drenched in local history, longstanding family feuds emerge to take centre stage With a nod toward a deathly curse, a trio of curious artefacts connected to Cromwell are sure to bring tragedy to the door of St Mark s Church.Father Gilbert s ex detective instincts battle with his logic after a series of disturbing visions are bestowed upon him Following the death of [...]


  17. After a successful run in Focus on The Family Radio Theater, Paul McCusker is bringing his Scotland Yard detective turned Anglican priest to readers The first book in the Father Gilbert Mystery series, The Body under The Bridge, is a treat for fans of mysteries It has a very British setting, a puzzling mystery and a main character who struggles with issues of faith and the nature of good and evil I rate this book a 5 star read I loved it Father Gilbert has returned to St Mark s after a sabbatica [...]


  18. Wow, this book was unlike anything I had expected It was suspenseful, mysterious, intriguing and captivating, and at times plain ol scary In spite of the fact, that at times I wasn t sure I wanted to read any , at the same time, I could not quit reading And would pick up another one of this series in a heart beat I had no knowledge of Father Gilbert previous to this series, that said, I have already listened to several of his radio theatre dramas with Father Gilbert since finishing this book.Fat [...]


  19. The Body Under The Bridge by Paul McCusker is a church mystery far different from other church mysteries I ve read in the past In this one, Father Gilbert of Saint Mark s has a disturbing dream In the dream, a man hangs himself Then, in real life the same situation occurs involving Colin Doyle His wife comes home to find her husband hanging It is impossible to drag him down from the rope In the dream, there is also the foot of a body found Someone must have drowned the body or brought the body t [...]


  20. This novel did not grab me at the beginning but by the time I was half way through I couldn t put it down It is a captivating journey through the fields of British mystery strewn with the boulders of spiritual warfare.Father Gilbert is a former Scotland Yard Detective, having left the force to be able to deal with evil in a better way When a mummified body is found in a boggy area, he is called in to help The uncovering of that body also begins the uncovering of a complex history of animosity an [...]


  21. A strange, yet not unfamiliar sensation had just come over Father Gilbert when he is notified that there is someone stood at the top of his church tower.The ageing Father rushed as fast as he could up the stairs, where he discovered a young man in terrible distress, talking about killing himself.The man tells Father Gilbert that he has no choice, It s the only way to stop them , before thrusting an old, large medallion at him, telling him that it is cursed and should never have been found He the [...]


  22. originally posted escapefromrealities 2015 1 I was sent this book via NetGallery in Exchange for a honest review Description A former Scotland Yard detective, Father Gilbert knows about death But, now a priest of a modest Anglican church in the small town of Hailsham, he didn t expect it to show up like this in the suicide of a man who threw himself off the church tower, and in the discovery of a two hundred year old body beneath an ancient bridge.The deaths are linked The mummified corpse under [...]


  23. The Body Under the BridgeA Father Gilbert MysteryBy Paul McCuskerThis past year I was introduced to Father Gilbert audio CD s I purchased at our library sale with 3 of the mysteries I knew I was hooked I was very happy to see a new mystery in paperback After reading it though, I have somewhat mixed feelings.Father Gilbert is not your average priest He once worked for Scotland Yard as a detective and turned to the serve in the church after the death of his wife I think his present vocation really [...]


  24. This book was fun to read McCusker is a good writer with a knack for good, fluid dialogue that carries the story right along Father Gilbert, the novel s main character, is likable but seems to be flirting with becoming a Papist One can only hope that McCusker will have Reverend Singh An Indian Anglican minister, but on the evangelical side give Father Gilbert a copy of J C Ryle s Five English Reformers Father Gilbert definitely needs to be reacquainted with why the English Reformers like Latimer [...]


  25. You might not want to go to sleep after reading the first in a new series of novels by Focus on the Family writer Paul McCusker The Body Under the Bridge starts with Father Gilbert witnessing a suicide from his church s tower Before he jumps, the dead man gives the minister a strange medallion There s a problem, however there s no way the jumper could ve been at the church when Father Gilbert saw him But if Father Gilbert dreamed the whole thing, why does he still have the medallion It s an intr [...]


  26. I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.I almost loved this book I am a huge fan of the genre of British set mysteries I enjoy both police procedurals, and stories of amateur sleuths I also lean toward supernatural and paranormal stories.This book fulfilled the majority of my needs in a story of this kind.With a couple of notable exceptions.When reading a British set mystery, one is immersed in the British ness of it One expects the restroom to be cal [...]


  27. Father Gilbert is no stranger to death, not only because he s a priest, but he s also used to be a Scotland Yard detective Death once again reared it s ugly head in the town of Haysham A man throws himself off the tower of the church There was also a gruesome discover under the an old bridge, a two hundred year old corpse.Is there any way these deaths are linked together Surely not Do the deaths have anything to do with an old, ever lasting, feud between the Todd family and the Hayshams David To [...]


  28. Detective turned Anglican Priest, Father Gilbert seems to attract mystery In The Body Under the Bridge, Gilbert is called to help calm a man threatening to jump from the tower of his church He valiantly tries to talk the man down but to no avail The man is in anguish and gives Father Gilbert what appears to be an ancient medallion before plunging to his death Or what appeared to be his death There is no evidence of his body and no witnesses So how can Father Gilbert explain the medallion he was [...]


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