is mystery set amid English church politics.
Its protagonist is the head of the Dilapidations Board at Canterbury,
who returns from a holiday to find that a colleague from his war years has
died after trying to get in touch. This sets him off on an investigation
which will uncover secrets concealed for fifty years and threaten the
reputation of the Church. Dark Provenance
never builds up a full head
of steam, but Anthony does an excellent job with his central character
and his plot is not too implausible — and I found the diocesan politics
as interesting as the actual mystery.
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