I hadn't read your books in a while because you are so very prolific as to be exhausting to read. So when someone who normally doesn't like your books suggested your "out of your genre" novel to me, I decided to dive in. And...I LOVED it! I loved your narrator. Loved your minor characters. Even adored the villain (never saw that one coming!)....and then, on the very last few pages you HAD to go and do the thing that turned me off of some of your later work....
Sir, I hate to be the one to inform you but if you are writing a book that is essentially non-political in theme for the first 200 pages, trying to squeeze an agenda in during the last few pages is irritating at best and downright ugly at worst. Intimating, however subtly, that a public figure you despise should have died while someone you admire should have lived is nasty, no matter who it is. I would also like to say that if, in your experience all "wealthier" people who have a particular outdoor hobby and subscribe to a particular religion are mean, rotten, ignorant, greedy, vicious jerks, then perhaps you are hanging out with the wrong ones.
I would further point out that your hatred of people with money (which, by the way you have more than enough of yourself and since I helped you to that situation, could you give me some now since you despise having it so) borders on the pathological and you may need to see a counselor about that.
Otherwise, the murder mystery, wrapped in a coming of age story, tinted with hints of the supernatural was not just a fabulous read, it was also charming, beautifully written, seamless in the way it went back and forth through time and I was sobbing at the end. It was lovely enough that I plan to read your new novel...I hope I won't have to see a whole lot of bashing of people of certain groups though.