the Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead
David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
Diane Noble


Award-winning novelist Diane Noble writes stories that tap into the secrets of the heart.

With more than a quarter million books in print, Diane feels incredibly blessed to be doing what she loves best—writing the stories of her heart.

For the last three years Diane has been honored to be lead author for the popular Guideposts series, Mystery and the Minister’s Wife (Through the Fire, Angels Undercover), and has recently returned to writing historical fiction. She recently finished writing book two of her new historical series, The Brides of Gabriel. Book one, The Sister Wife, and book 2, The Betrayal, which are published by Harper Collins/Avon Inspire, are now in bookstores.

Now empty nesters, Diane and her husband live in the Southern California low desert, near a place known for the lush and beautiful gated communities of the rich and famous.

Learn more about Diane and her books on her Website .


She’s Passionate about Solving the Case … with the Town’s Life-Long Bachelor

El Littllefield runs The Butler Did It catering. It’s the perfect cover for her to solve “who-done-its” (nothing too dangerous, please!) in this small university town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While catering her most important event yet—a fancy retirement dinner for Dr. Max Haverhill, life-long bachelor and history dean—countless guests fall ill, a 200 year-old relic is stolen, and her best friend vanishes. All in the first hour.

As El and Max race to solve the mystery, they discover there’s more to their relationship than simply solving the case. Welcome to Eden’s Bridge—the perfect small town setting for big intrigue, romance, and humor.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead, go HERE



While I enjoy all sorts of books with youngish characters, it is fun once in awhile to read a novel with the primary characters closer to my own age, especially when they are as vibrant as those featured in The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead. I only wish I was as half as active and fearless as El and Hyacinth seem to be. The inclusion of a sweet romance gives me hope that I’m not so over-the-hill as I sometimes fear.

The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead is so much fun to read with its fast-paced plot, witty dialogue, and spontaneous characters, especially the part-time sleuth El. I loved how their faith was such a natural yet integral part of the daily lives and conversations of El, Hyacinth, and Max and the way they depended on God and acknowledged His role in their protection and resolution of the case.

I thoroughly enjoyed every page of The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead and highly recommend it. I can’t wait to see what El, Max, and Hyacinth are up to next time.