This 2001 first novel walked off with an armful of well-deserved mystery awards. It's a nicely written, very traditional small-town mystery in which a local police chief who grew up in town is paired with a newly-arrived, female Episcopal priest. Naturally, the happily-married police chief and The Reverend Ms. Fergusson -- who entered the seminary after a career driving choppers in the army -- find themselves in an impossible but high-wattage relationship. It's a confection, but a tasty one.