The Main Characters in my books are varied

The cover of Old Money. The main characters discuss religion and the supernatural at one stage.

The main characters discuss religion and the supernatural at one stage.

The main character in my series Accounting for Murder is Frank Hill, who is in unsure about religion, whilst his wife, Sian, is a devout atheist. There is some discussion of faith in these books, particularly Book II, Old Money, where the possibility of a ghost implies the possibility of the supernatural generally. In Down, the main character, Henry, reveals nothing of his beliefs, but the other main character, Linda, tells of her journey away from and then back to faith.

One of my main characters is a Christian

In The Key to a Murder, Matthew Hill is the son of a vicar. He tries to solve his father’s murder while he is studying theology. He finds his calling and his faith challenged from both an intellectual and an emotional point of view, due to his studies and to his reaction to circumstances. Various friends and others offer him advice, some of which may be helpful.

The cover of The Key to a Murder. The main character has to question his faith.

The main character has to question his faith.

Can you mix religion and detective work?

I have discussed this in a previous post, where I said faith should be a help in solving murders. A good detective needs a moral compass to give them a sense of justice and a desire to find the truth beyond intellectual curiosity.

Am I being evasive?

No. My own faith is no secret, but different characters express various opinions in my books. I want readers to consider these and make their own minds up. I hope that you will enjoy my books whatever your own opinions on religion or anything else.  If they make you think about your beliefs or the absence of any, it won’t be a bad thing.