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Jane Willan

A New England pastor writing cozy mysteries

A Christian writer who writes murder mysteries? Yup!

Reverend Jane Willan is the author of the Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery series. Besides being a mystery author, she is also the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Paxton, Massachusetts, where she preaches from a 300 year-old pulpit once occupied by Puritans, teaches bible study, attends lots of meetings, and never misses a potluck dinner. When not working at the church or creating new adventures for Sister Agatha, Jane relaxes at her favorite local bookstore enjoying coffee and a variety of carbohydrates with frosting.  Otherwise, you might catch her binge-watching Netflix or hiking through the New England woods with her husband and  two rescue dogs, Magi and Moses.


Join old friends and new in Abide With Me, a delightful blend of cozy village characters, sparkling wit, and enough action to keep you turning pages, the third book in the Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn mystery series.

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Abide With Me
The Hour of Death

As Yuletide settles upon Gwenafwy Abbey, the rural Welsh convent’s peace is shattered when Tiffany Reese, president of the Village Art Society, is found dead on the floor of the parish hall. Sister Agatha, whose interests lie more with reading and writing mystery stories than with making the abbey’s world-renowned organic gouda, is not shy about inserting herself into the case. 

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The Shadow of Death

The first book in the Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn series. Sister Agatha feverishly writes her own mystery novel while solving the mystery of the murdered handyman. All the while acting as Abbey librarian and making the award winning Gouda cheese.

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