A man has been discovered dead on the front pew of Grace Community Church. Jo Elliott and her group of gospel singers have been the ones to find Harold Ashton when they enter the church to set up sound equipment for the evening concert. Who would be guilty of murdering this beloved deacon, father, and husband? And why would anyone hate him enough to commit such a dastardly deed? It will be up to Jo and her family to discover the intricacies of the life of a man who cast a long shadow on his family and community. What series of events and emotional upheavals caused someone to hate and resent to the point of murder? Can Jo, her grandson and his wife figure out the reason Harold was killed, and who is guilty? Jo is determined to find the answers before someone else falls victim, or the guilty party gets away with it.
Joyce Igo is a Southern Gospel artist, having written and recorded over two hundred Gospel songs. She is a lifelong West Virginia native. She was married to a pastor, Denver Igo, for twenty-eight years until his passing in 2000. Besides using her musical talents, she was involved in youth and children ministries in their pastorates. She has spent the last thirty-one years “on the road”, carrying the Gospel message through song across the United States and Canada. Since her husband’s home going, she has expanded her ministry to include several mission trips to the continents of Europe, South and Central Americas, and Asia. She is also known for her women’s conferences, several of which she has done in other countries.
This is Joyce’s first attempt at publishing a novel but is not likely to be her last. The second in this series is already in progress, and she hopes to have it published in the coming year.