The Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series is a series of mystery novels by American author Julia Spencer-Fleming. Fergusson was once a helicopter pilot, but has now retired to be an Espicopalian priest. Van Alstyne is a police chief of the small upstate town of Millers Kill, New York.


Julia Spencer-Fleming is an American author of mystery novels. She is the author of the Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne series. Julia has degrees from Ithaca College, George Washington University and the University of Maine School of Law. Julia lives in Maine with her husband and three children.