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St. Patricks Day brings a new murdery mystery for this crime solving duo!...

Title : Lie Down in Green Pastures: The Psalm 23 Mysteries #3
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Lie Down in Green Pastures: The Psalm 23 Mysteries #3 Reviews

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-01-28 07:36

    This book was the equivalent of being in an action-packed murder mystery for the movies. I found myself having to take a breath and put down the book, as it made my pulse rise. Seriously, I could see this novel being a motion picture...but, lucky us, readers, it is a book first!By now I have grown fond of Cindy, our church secretary of First Shepard, and her co-hort in crime solving, Jeremiah, Rabbi from next door's Temple. I even like the homicide detectives that seem to always be assigned to their cases.This book knocked the other two out of the park, and I thought they were great!A crime writer comes to interview Cindy about the Easter Week killings (book one,) and what happens is unfathomable. For me to describe the plot would be detrimental to your enjoyment of this book. I will say that it causes all the participants to join in to help each other. There is a Land Developer, Church and Scout owned retreat/camp, Teenagers, Car crashes, and more bodies than you could imagine. Then, let us not forget the mountain lion.I was shocked, amazed, drawn into the action, and heartbroken as I flew through this book. I pray there is another book published soon as we are left with a clift hanger...Not a Cozy by any means. Yet, has sensibilities and a respect for different religious views. I highly recommend this book.

  • ⚜️Trea
    2019-02-02 01:46

    This is almost a direct continuation of the second book in the series, so you're not able to read this without receiving spoilers for the previous books in the series or cliffhangers for the upcoming books. Cindy is still somewhat bumbling and unrealistic, and the events with Jeremiah are a bit too drawn out for my tastes, in addition to being just as unrealistic as Cindy's. The book wasn't holding my interest well, especially with all the far-fetched things that were happening, which is why it took me so long to get through it. I doubt I will continue the series.

  • writer...
    2019-01-31 06:42

    Mystery with added suspense intensity kept my reading attention through this next installment of the Psalm 23 series. Perfectly timed for St Patrick's Day this week and the Challenge for March reading.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-23 00:56

    I started and finished this book in one day which is not my norm for reading. I had previously read books 1 and 2 in this series which I mostly enjoyed. The story line for book 1 centered around killings taking place during the Holy Week prior to Easter and book 2 took place around the Thanksgiving holiday. This book takes place at the St. Patrick's day celebration.The mystery and murders are surrounding property that is co-owned by several of the religious entities around town on which they have a camp located that is used for youth gatherings, retreats, etc. We still have Cindy and Jeremiah as the two main characters along with others from the previous books, Mark, Geanie, Marie, etc. Overall, I thought that the mystery part was not as strong in this book as the previous two. As the previous two books were written with Cindy being the main focus in the story, this time around Jeremiah is. Not that that is a bad thing because it was good to spend a little more time with him. I liked the time that he spent with the youth group and how he dealt with them. Gave me a few chuckles along the way. The author though is still not really giving you a lot of insight as to who Jeremiah really is but keeps hinting as to his mysterious past which I am starting to get a little tired of. Hopefully in the next book in the series, we will find out what is in his past, if not all of it, at least enough to satisfy for the time being.One of the things that I like about these books is the different bits of information that is given as to Jewish traditions and background as I'm not that familiar with them.You actually find out who the killer is a good bit before the end of the book but it doesn't make you want to quit reading there. The last page (which is only a few paragraphs) leaves you hanging and I really didn't understand how they got the conclusion that they did. Don't want to spoil anything so that's all I'm saying. It made me think that I must have missed something in the book or forgotten something from the previous two.Over all though, it was a good read and I will be on the lookout for the next in the series.

  • Loraine
    2019-02-17 02:01

    SUMMARY: Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds. Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people. The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure. This third volume in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series finds Jeremiah and Cindy matching wits with an unscrupulous land developer. In a fast-paced story set around St. Patrick's Day, murder invades an idyllic landscape, challenging them to save hundreds of teens even as they try to discover the source of their unexpected danger. REVIEW: This is definitely not a COZY mystery but rather an action packed thriller. Especially the last third. If you don't mind a little bit of gruesomeness, this is a good read. Once again the church secretary finds herself involved with the rabbi next door in the midst of murder and mayhem. I will definitely go back and read Psalm 23 Mysteries #1 and #2.FAVORITE QUOTES: "Praise be the name of G-d. He created the world according to His will. Life has a plan and a purpose. We hope for the coming of G-D's kingdom on earth, when things as they are, will be changed to things as they ought to be." (Jewish Kaddish)"Then she did the things she did because she could overcome her fear. She had made it her servant instead of her master."

  • Mercedes Cordero
    2019-02-02 05:45

    This is not, I repeat, NOT a cozy murder mystery. This is a bunch of other, mediocre things, but it's not cozy, and it's hardly a mystery. Murderous it is is, somewhat of a thriller it intents to be and it does have suspense. The writing leaves much to be desired; the editing... what editing? There are mistakes in every page. Words run together constantly likethis. A few times, I can let it go, but all the time, in almost every page is too much. Also, there are quite a few sentences that just do not make sense; the wording is just off.And the thing is, the first in the series was pretty good, so you think that the last one in the series will be amazing, but there are too many mistakes. It was either written in a rush, or this one was written first.The story itself is not terrible, but the killer is revealed early, and the next 80 pages or so we are left with snipers, more murders, police brutality and other disappointing stuff, as well as an opened ending and things up in the air. And that is just too bad, because this is supposed to be the last of the series, and we are left wondering. 1 star overall. 2 stars because at least I read it all the way through without being bored.

  • Lois
    2019-01-23 23:31

    This is the third book in the Psalm 23 Mysteries. I have read the other two also. You do not need to read them in order, but I recommend doing so, as the tension builds from one to the other. In case you need help, the first book is strangely enough(!) The Lord is My Shepherd, and the second book is I Shall Not Want. As of now, I don't think there is a fourth book, but I will need it soon, because Lie Down in Green Pastures ends with a cliff hanger. Not fair!Cindy is a church secretary of a protestant church. Her church is next door to a synagogue. She has become friends with Jeremiah, the rabbi at the synagogue. Together they stumble across dead bodies and solve mysteries (which would explain why these are mysteries, Watson.) I'm not going to spoil the books for those who enjoy a cozy murder mystery. These are excellent entertaining reads, and don't stretch the brain cells very much. Debbie Viguie is an enthralling writer and weaves a good plot.I like to save my 5 star ratings for books that alter my thinking, improve humanity, and generally deserve a permanent place on the bookshelf. This one is really good within the mystery genre, and would rate a 5 in that category.

  • Nicola Mansfield
    2019-02-10 02:44

    Well, this series just keeps getting better and better. It's turning out to be a bit more dangerous than the first two cozies. The relationships going on indeed is still cosy but the crimes got very intense this time. Cindy and Jeremiah have separate adventures though they end up being tied together into one case. So far the Rabbi's past as part of the Israeli army has been hinted at but this book finally brings his military training to the front and centre as he traipses through the wilderness with 14 teens while they are being hunted by professional assassins. Quite the page turner! For the first time in the series, this book ends with the set-up for the next book and it sounds like it will be a doozie!

  • Nicole
    2019-02-13 03:35

    I love this series! They are a quick read, the mystery is always a good one and has you from start to end! This one is no exception! I was on the edge of my seat, especially with the last few chapters!Can't wait to start on the next one!!

  • Melissa (ladybug)
    2019-02-04 03:44

    OH MY! what a book. It was filled with suspense the entire time and Cindy and Jeremiah found out something really important. The book ended with a bang and a BIG cliffhanger. I really cannot wait until the next one.

  • Denise
    2019-01-20 00:42

    SUMC Book Club Selection for February 2012

  • Ktmholm
    2019-02-17 07:00

    Any day the local homicide detectives got a call from either Cindy, a timid church secretary, or from Jeremiah, the rabbi from the synagogue next door, they knew it would NOT be a good day. That is indeed the case in this, the 3rd of the author’s PSALM 23 MYSTERIES. When Jeremiah’s car is crashed into by a car driven by a dead man, Cindy just couldn’t help herself…she just had to stick her nose into the case, especially when other victims began to be intimidated and/or killed.However, what gave this book 4 stars instead of 3—and what changed this from a simple ‘cozy’ mystery to a truly ‘life and death’ story—are the extraordinary survival skills Jeremiah displays when he and 14 teenagers are stranded at a youth camp after rising rivers cut off not only the bridge, but all means of escape when confronted by terrors both natural and man-made. (Though it turns out Cindy herself is quite talented with a dartboard and darts.) Why and how Jeremiah developed these skills is not explained, obviously material for the next title in this entertaining series.

  • Judith
    2019-02-14 02:49

    Five starsI really enjoyed this mystery novel. The church secretary and rabbi are a fascinating duo. Although this is book 2 the author writes in a way that gives the reader enough information to skip book 1. I enjoyed the characters enough that I would actually love to go back and read book 1 though. Book 2 is a stand alone but it does end with a little teaser for book 3.

  • Molly Panzer
    2019-01-26 02:40

    Didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two.

  • Madeline
    2019-02-09 02:54

    Jeremiah is a boss.

  • Laurel Benson
    2019-02-12 05:52

    This is obviously third in a series. I thought I'd read the first two but there were parts of the story line I didn't understand so will now go back and read them ;)

  • Bette
    2019-01-24 01:55

    Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman is rear-ended just by the church. His car has flipped over from the impact. He breaks a window to exit the car and is found by Cindy Preston, church secretary, a few minutes later. Cindy immediately calls Detective Mark Walters to notify him of the accident and that Jeremiah told her that the driver of the other car was dead when the accident happened. Cindy and Jeremiah know Detective Walters because they have been involved with the detective in solving a couple of prior murders. And now, Cindy is determined to solve this mystery.An exciting read with lots of action and adventure. Great for young adults as well as any of us older kids. The suspense is well-written and plotted. Very enjoyable, I am looking forward to reading others in this series or by this author.

  • Kelly
    2019-01-26 07:52

    I was fortunate to get to read these books in order and for free via Nook free download (also downloaded via Kindle app). I cannot say that reading them out of order would have taken away from the story, but certainly because I had more time invested, I certainly have come to care for the characters more. This is of course one of the reasons I really enjoy book series. It is always like catching up with family. This time the series opens with Jeremiah heading off to work on his day off (never do this) when his car gets hit by another car right in front of Cindy's church. Jeremiah, being very observant, is pretty sure that the driver of the other car was already dead before the impact. Cindy contacts the police, and once again, Jeremiah and Cindy become involved in yet another murder mystery involving their small town. I liked that we got to know more about Mark (a police detective we have gotten to know throughout the series) and also focused more on Jeremiah and his abilities which shine further light into his past life before his life as a reformed rabbi. Frankly it was nice seeing the focus go off of Cindy for a bit. The part of the book that focused primarily on Jeremiah was very well written and interesting. All in all, I once again thoroughly enjoyed reading this latest book in the series. There were really two sides of a story going on in this book, and I loved that. I also enjoyed that this one didn't seem too focused on romance. It really hasn't been heavy handed with romance, but of course with Cindy looking for love in another book, for me it was a concern. This is not to say I don't like romance. I do. I just am fond of the way a cozy mystery can ease that in rather than make it the main focus. I am liking that all the characters are developing friendships naturally rather than forcing thenm on us at light speed. At least that is my take on it. I do hope that Debbie Viguie writes more books for this series. Free or not, I will definitely snap them up.

  • Ronna
    2019-02-12 01:38

    This third book in Debbie Viguie's TWENTY THIRD PSALM MYSTERIES, has added an element of real excitement to these continuing mysteries. Cindy, a church secretary, and Jeremiah, the rabbi of the neighboring synagogue , have already found themselves working together to solve a couple murders. Cindy has decided that a couple of recent "accidents" feel too much like murders. She's determined to get the police involved and stay out of things this time, but of course she's soon drawn into everything.Green Acres is a local campground on a large acreage that a couple of developers want to become involved in renewing. The plan in that they will buy the property, leave a large part for the community's use, and provide the funds for the much needed repairs to the camping sites. Everyone is not completely sold on the idea. But a couple of recent death causes Cindy to become suspicious that the developers really have completely different plans for the property. Everything comes to a shocking head after the youths from the church and the synagogue become stranded in a dangerous situation while at camp. All but 14 children, and Jeremiah, have gotten out safely, but someone is trying to kill these remaining campers so that the town will want to sell this "dangerous" property.Jeremiah, and his "Rabbi Rangers" go through extremely dangerous situations, working miraculously well together to survive, almost TOO organized for a group of kids. But the Biblical themes in this book make everything seem totally plausible, considering Jeremiah's mysterious past in the Israeli army. Cindy and Jeremiah's relationship takes a new turn too!! Debbie's writing is gaining strength with each book. Looking forward to reading the next two in this series!!

  • Julie Graves
    2019-01-26 04:59

    In this installment of the Psalm 23 Mysteries Cindy is still fairly new to the whole murder thing. Murder seems to find her though. She and Jeremiah have been keeping away from each other. Jeremiah has secrets to hide and he can't risk getting close to someone like Cindy who has a way of ferreting out secrets.When dead bodies start piling up Cindy is sure that they have something to do with a new developer that has moved into town who is determined to purchase camp Green Pastures.Little do Cindy and Jeremiah know to what lengths the person that actually wants Green Pastures will go to to get it.Well after reading this installment it is obvious that Jeremiah has some sort of background in the military. A job so violent that Jeremiah would rather do anything than go to that place in his psyche. It serves him well though when he once again is called upon to play the rescuer.Cindy? That girl has a knack for being at the wrong place and the wrong time! But she has some serious skills with darts! All of her practice on her picture of her brother pays off in this book! I'm definitely a fan of this series and have already gone and purchased the next book in the series for my Kindle. I think I may go broke by the time I collect all of them! Debbie Viguie knows how to keep the reader turning the pages in these suspense novels. I highly recommend them if you like a good suspense story.

  • JoAn
    2019-01-23 06:45

    "Lie Down In Green Pastures" by Debbie Viguie is the third book in the Psalms 23 mystery series.On Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman's day off he decides to drive to the synagogue and he's hit from behind by another car that was being driven by a dead man. Thus starts the third book about Jeremiah Silverman and Cindy Preston's new adventure in solving murder.This story is told from both Cindy and Jeremiah's point of view because each of them has separate experiences during this story. The plot line is tight with twists and turns that kept me turning the pages to see how their experiences would mesh into a cohesive story. I enjoyed learning more about Jeremiah's history/military training during his experience with the children in the woods. Cindy really grows in this story into understanding how to overcome her fears and to step out of her comfort zone. However, she did have a couple of TSTL moments which made he hesitate in my reading. I did continue and I am glad that I did. The secondary characters of Mark and Paul in the last portion of the story were so well drawn that my heart broke for both of them.The ending definitely sets the reader up for the next book to see what will happen next in Pine Springs because it ends with a new mystery to be solved.Like other reviewers, I did notice several editing/formatting issues with this Kindle version that I downloaded that were not in the first two books. They were distracting but not enough to spoil the story.

  • SenoraG
    2019-02-20 07:37

    My Review: Originally Published in Suspense MagazineMeet Jeremiah and Cindy: Jeremiah is a rabbi and Cindy a church secretary. People are dying around them and it seems to be linked to a developer who wants to buy Green Pastures Campground. They join forces to try to get to the bottom of things before more people are killed.Reading this book gave me a look at the different ways people handle relationships and danger. It shows the reader that it is possible to pull strength out from down deep inside yourself. You are stronger then you think you are.I liked the characters. I enjoyed Cindy's ‘nothing will stop me’ attitude even if at times I felt she was not thinking things through. Trying to take on people she suspects are part of these crimes by playing darts with them in a bar? Not so smart in my opinion. Jeremiah agreed to take some children camping at Green Pastures only to have trouble find them. A washed out bridge, a bombing in their cabin just to name a few. He handled things much better than I would have.“Lie Down in Green Pastures” is the third book in the Psalm 23 Mysteries and the first one I have read. I felt like I was missing key information about Cindy and Jeremiah. For me it made the book just a bit more confusing to follow and not one I would call a stand-alone read.Overall, it's a nice cozy mystery that can be read on a rainy weekend. I recommend reading the books in order.

  • Camille
    2019-01-23 23:42

    Transitioning to an entirely different genre, today I haveLie Down In Green Pastures by Debbie ViguiéThis is the 3rd book in Debbie Viguié's Psalm 23 Mystery series.You can read my review of the first book, The Lord is my Shepherd by clicking here, and my review of the second book, I Shall Not Want by clicking here.You can read this book as a stand alone, or read it after the first two. I recommend the latter just because it adds some extra details.Lie Down In Green Pastures is the next installment following Cindy and Jeremiah. This time there are murders seemingly attached to a property co-owned by several religious groups around town for a summer camp.It seems that the property might be sold and someone either doesn't want that to happen, or wants to ensure that the sale does, in fact, happen.This time will Cindy and Jeremiah crack the mystery once again? Or is the third time unlucky for them?Read Lie Down In Green Pastures to find out!I just love Cindy and Jeremiah and I love mysteries! Though the first book is still my favorite, this was better than the second book, I think.I love the mixing of religions and think anyone who enjoys Christian fiction and a good mystery should try this series and this book!5 out of 5 stars!Camille

  • Karen
    2019-01-26 02:58

    Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds - Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people. The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure.This was a free download from Kindle. I was sorry that this was the 3rd in the series. After I finished reading this one, I noticed that I had also downloaded the 2nd book in the series, so now I have to decide if I want to backtrack to the prior book. I like to read series books in order because now I know things that happen in the 3rd book that were unresolved in the 2nd book.I have to say it was not one of those books you can't put down, I could put it down quite easily until this weekend when i ran out of books to read, but I did finish it, so gave it 3 stars.

  • John
    2019-02-11 01:58

    I found the three books of this series for free as a promotional on Amazon, and I wasn't careful enough about determining which was the first of the series, so I read the last one first. As such, some of my comments may not make sense if you have read the other books. In any case, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It started a little slowly, but with enough going on to keep my interest. Then, the last few chapters turned fairly dark, (view spoiler)[I was not expecting police brutality or a .50 cal sniper rifle. (hide spoiler)] In some ways I was please with the lack of clear explanation about Jeremiah's past. It's clear that he (view spoiler)[ was some sort of special forces operative, but there were enough hints to suggest that it may have been more than that (hide spoiler)], but didn't come right out with a flashback sequence explaining everything. It's possible that many the answers I was pleased not to be given, are addressed in the first two books, but I liked it this way.So, I will definitely read the other two books, though probably not right away.

  • Norma
    2019-02-12 06:53

    This was the first in this series that I have had the chance to read. I will definitely be going back to read the first two.On his day off, Jeremiah decided to drive in to the Synagogue to do a little work. On his way there, he was rear-ended by another car. As the accident happened, Jeremiah caught a glimpse of the other driver in his rear view mirror. Was it his imagination or was the other driver already dead before the impact?For once, Cindy is the one to come out and help Jeremiah. Against his wishes, she called in homicide detective Mark Walters to help get to the bottom of this.This was a breathtaking story that really takes you along for a wild ride. No matter your religious beliefs, this is a cozy mystery that will keep you completely engrossed.I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.

  • Cheri
    2019-01-26 06:56

    This book had promise. Other than the fact that reviewers kept calling it "cosy," which for some reason annoyed the heck out of me, I liked the idea of the church secretary and the rabbi teaming up to solve crimes. In actuality, I had some difficulties even getting into this story initially. It is the third in the series (of which I did not read the first two--this one was free). This book did not really stand alone. There were numerous references to their prior activities and some character development (like why is the Rabbi so angry?) that I feel that I missed entirely. What was available had good dialogue and was not overly gory (in fact, it was hard to tell who the "bad guy" was: most of the bad actions were suspicions of a church secretary, things that took place in another town, hearsay/gossip/things that turned out to be wrong...by the time you find out the killer there's no time to "dislike" that person).

  • Betty
    2019-02-18 04:39

    Cindy's church. Jeremiah, being very observant, is pretty sure that the driver of the other car was already dead before the impact. Cindy contacts the police, and once again, Jeremiah and Cindy become involved in yet another murder mystery involving their small town.I liked that we got to know more about Mark (a police detective we have gotten to know throughout the series) and also focused more on Jeremiah and his abilities which shine further light into his past life before his life as a reformed rabbi. Frankly it was nice seeing the focus go off of Cindy for a bit. The part of the book that focused primarily on Jeremiah was very well written and interesting.Good section when Jeremiah and some kids get chased by killers and have to defend themselves in the wilderness--the river is rising.

  • Martha
    2019-02-17 02:38

    I'm undecided about this one. When the story started, I thought the main character was somewhat insipid and immature. Later on the action was good and kept my interest. However, there are too many questions left unanswered at the end, obviously so you'll buy the next in the serier. The rabbi Jeremiah has an obvious military past, one that he desperately wants to forget but you don't get any details there. Cindy, the main character, has some angst about her sister's death and her own fears but that's vague. And at the end, you find out that one of the police detectives wasn't who everyone thought, but he was killed and that's all you're told! Frustrating, but of all he characters I liked Jeremiah the best so I may get the next book to continue this saga.

  • Sara
    2019-02-04 02:35

    Received from NetGalley.Summary:Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds - Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people. The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure.This is a cozy mystery that will keep your attention throughout your reading adventure. I loved the book even though I was a bit confused since it's not a stand alone book, so I suggest if you read the book to make sure to read the previous books in this interesting series.