Last September we told you that Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family Radio Theatre writer Paul McCusker was set to pen three novels featuring the character of Father Gilbert. And now we have some more information to share on that topic. The first novel in this new book series will be called The Body Under the Bridge and will be released in November 2015. Keep in mind that these mysteries are intended for a slightly older readership than Adventures in Odyssey's target age range. You can check out the book's full summary below.
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 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 aristocratic Hayshams. Then both David Todd and Lord Haysham begin to act strangely. They are fearful for reasons they won’t explain. When Lord Haysham is murdered, David Todd is the prime suspect. But Todd is acting maniacal, claiming great forces of evil are at work. An entire history of violence and depravity begins to emerge – interweaving the history of several local families with a secret occult society that engages in Black Masses. Has the Society emerged again?
Stay tuned for future news updates. We'll let you know when this first book's front cover artwork is completed. Have you listened to Focus on the Family's Father Gilbert Mysteries audio dramas? Leave a comment below.