A Pilgrimage to Death by J. J. Cagney

An acclaimed new series from a USA TODAY BEST-SELLING author, J.J. Cagney. Winner of the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards, 2019 TopShelf Book Awards Mystery Finalist, and named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018.

Cici discovers a body in the forest, and the victim’s wounds are identical to the ones that killed her sister a year ago…

Someone murdered her sister. And shot her dog. The killer won't stop until she's dead, too. Now, the killer has Cici on the run.

With her identical twin sister hauntings her dreams, as Cici and her dogs must dodge arrows, bullets, and even a demon truck. Worse, she must grapple with the knowledge her twin's death was much more sinister than a random act of violence. The chase is on. As Cici closes in on the takedown, the criminals plan to wipe the sleuth off their radar.


“A wholly absorbing gumshoe tale elevated by an extraordinary detective.” ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This winning mystery novel is a breeze to read and Cici's laidback approach as a reverend means that readers certainly don't have to be religious to find her relatable.” ~ IndieReader

“Vivid, alluring, and heart-wrenching, Alexa Padgett's A Pilgrimage to Death is every reason I love mystery. A breathtaking tale.” ~ Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author